Attention Wichita, there’s a new build-your-own burrito restaurant in the city. As of last month, Blue River Mexican Grill opened up in Regency Lakes at 2431 N. Greenwich Road right in front of the Cabela’s. They are open daily from 11 am – 9 pm.
This is the very first location of what could end up turning into Wichita’s next big franchise.
Similar to Chipotle, Freebirds and Poblanos, this new restaurant gives Wichitans a another option to build burritos, tacos, quesadillas or salads the way you prefer. By now everybody is familiar with the concept of a build-your-own burrito restaurant so there’s no need to explain what it is or how it works.
The look and feel of Blue River is very modern. One thing I have noticed is there is a shortage of nice outside patios on the east side of Wichita to eat at. Kudos to Blue River, they have quite the patio outside with ample seating for plenty of diners.
Like Chipotle, they use fresh products to which I can attest to. One of the knocks on Freebirds by many people was that their food didn’t seem as fresh and good as Chipotle. When I went in to try out the burrito bowl, I had the carnitas and everything I included in the bowl had a clean, fresh taste to it; all high quality.
Last time I went to Chipotle, they did not offer carnitas because of some outage so for your carnita fans, Blue River Mexican Grill has you covered.
Pricing is very competitive to the nationally owned Chipotle. Most options cost around 20-25 cents more than what you’ll find at the National competitor. A very small price to pay if you value supporting a local restaurant than something on the bigger scale.
Between the food, the cleanliness of the restaurant, prices and the quick and kind service, it’s nice to have another quality option to have a burrito or taco made for you on the northeast side of town. Options are always good.
One option Blue River Mexican Grill may want to look into the future is selling beer or alcohol. With such a nice patio, who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon outside with a burrito and a cold one?
I was more than pleased with my experience at Blue River Mexican Grill and give them a recommendation from me.
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