Chipotle Mexican Restaurant - Peanut Allergy Information

Chipotle Mexican Restaurant

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Ate at Chipotle Mexican Restaurant (Chain of Restaurants, owned by McDonalds) and had a great experience. Received an email from their customer service last week stating that a PN/TN allergic individual shouldn't have an issue dining there. Spoke with manager and they stated that there shouldn't be any issues. Checked ingredients too.

Great food: fast, easy and cheap! 1000% better than Taco Hell.

On Jun 11, 2004

Ate at the one in San Jose, CA. GREAT!!

On Jun 12, 2004

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On Jun 12, 2004

Got the same answer last fall when I e-mailed corporate website and same after speaking to a manager! I was thrilled as my husband and I love thier food!

On Jul 14, 2004

I have received the same answer when I inquired with their headquarters. It's really good, fast and inexpensive also! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 15, 2004

Ate three times at the one in Portland, Oregon while on vacation. Very happy to have them around!

On Aug 7, 2004

After reading all the above posts, we went to Chipotle tonight. I enjoyed it, but PA son (who is 5) wouldn't even try anything. @@ LOL. You do everything to eat out safely and then the kid won't touch a thing.

On Aug 13, 2004

My kids like the quesadillas- they're not on the menu but they will make large or small ones for you. Have now tried one in Rochester and Minneapolis- a great option when travelling.

On Aug 23, 2004

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On Sep 5, 2004

Yes chipoltle is good eventhough I have no food allergies so to speak of I saw the menu and it looked safe. So I think you would be OK there. GOod luck.

On May 22, 2006

Reraising. DS loves this place, and it's great for his vegetarian concern, as well as his PA concern.

I love the atmosphere.

They have info about celiac on their website--also info for vegetarians and vegans. But if you want FA info, you have to email them from their Speak area on their website. It's a very cool website.

I think *I* have had two reactions there, though. I've emailed them, and I await a response. My beef tonight tasted like shellfish. Seriously. And I have some GI symptoms and other symptoms like I do w/ shellfish reactions. Once before I had a reaction there, but I thought it was sesame.

If it turns out to be shellfish, I'll go for DS and only eat the guacamole--which is worth going for alone. Since it's safe for him, and he loves the place, I'll take him.

BTW--it was so cute. Before I went, he went with DH, and he asked the manager whether they cooked shellfish there to see if I could go there--to see if it were safe for me. I absolultely hate that I've had reactions there. And tonight he asked me, "You're not reacting are you?" It wasn't until after we left that I was, and I hated telling him. Oooh--time for more benadryl and to call DH home from a meeting to be here.

On May 22, 2006

OOOWWW! Many sympathies, McCobbre. Hit the Benadryl and wake up in a few hours and take more. I've read in some of your other posts that you have "rebound" reactions. Me too! Like Mylene on the AL site, I can't even be around the stuff. Especially when it's cooking. One of my last serious reactions was at my fav. TexMex place. Had not even started in on the chips and salsa. But they carried steak and shrimp fajitas to a table behind mine. Didn't realize what was setting me off until I saw it on the way back from the restroom. I popped Benadryl and headed home for a shower. It was better at first, but came back worse in about an hour. Then I headed straight for the ER, MIL in tow. (She was visiting, and has reactions to Remicade, so she knows the drill.) I usually get diarrhea and vomit with my severe reactions. I have noticed that this sometimes helps to shorten the reactions; so while I don't *try* to throw-up, I don't try not to if I get queasy. Hope you will be ok. Will be thinking of you tonight! Head for the ER if it gets any worse.

On May 23, 2006

McCobbre,

How are you today? Do they have shellfish at Chipotle Grill? I can't even be around it cooking, so I just assumed they served seafood and we haven't tried it. Will your Doc do some additional RAST (or better yet ICAP)? Please keep us posted. Daisy

On May 23, 2006

I once wrote to Chipolte inquiring about nuts, shellfish and sesame. They wrote back something like "No, negative, nada" referring to all three.

Here is the website: [url="http://www.chipotle.com/"]http://www.chipotle.com/[/url]

On May 23, 2006

I took a look today at Chipotle (I was there for lunch) and there isn't any fish/shellfish on their menu. Just beef, chicken, and pork. I'm severe PA, TNA, and allergic to shellfish (I believe cross-x on a grill bothers me). I've never had a reaction from there and have been told the same thing Mimi has about no risk.

I wonder if they use sesame in their adobo sauce or other marinades? It also could have been bad beef/pork...hence the shellfishy smell/taste?

Have you gone back to that place and talked to the manager about their ingredients?

They are one of my fav places...since I can go in and eat anything I want! (minus the guac)

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 23, 2006

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b]I took a look today at Chipotle (I was there for lunch) and there isn't any fish/shellfish on their menu. Just beef, chicken, and pork. I'm severe PA, TNA, and allergic to shellfish (I believe cross-x on a grill bothers me). I've never had a reaction from there and have been told the same thing Mimi has about no risk.

I wonder if they use sesame in their adobo sauce or other marinades? It also could have been bad beef/pork...hence the shellfishy smell/taste?

Have you gone back to that place and talked to the manager about their ingredients?

They are one of my fav places...since I can go in and eat anything I want! (minus the guac)

Adrienne

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I've not heard back from them. I went last night--was at work all day today--haven't been back.

I know there's no shellfish on the menu, which is why I went.

Honestly, I shouldn't have posted anything until I heard from them. And I thought my post might go unnoticed and that I could even delete parts if need be--too late for that now of course. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

My beef tasted like shrimp; my chicken didn't. I had mild GI symptoms. And I had this spaciness, too, like I get. Could have been something else. But benedryl did help. I wonder about psychosomatic reactions. But I did feel like I was reacting last night afterward.

Maybe the beef tasted funny but it was really sesame?

I, too, have xcontam reactions from grill--so sadly at most Mexican restaurants (and most restaurants here in the Houston area)I can no longer eat fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, etc. That's why I've loved the idea of Chipotle.

As soon as I hear something about shellfish, I'll post. If they swear, swear, swear against a shellfish something in the marinade they used, I'll post that.

But I won't eat the beef again.

Fortunately the guac is divine. And fortunately, EVERYTHING is safe for PA DS!

On May 23, 2006

hi McCobbre - certainly let me know what you hear! Maybe is was sesame --- I tested allergic to sesame, but I've never gotten ill (just a flushed rash...like how I do with alcohol)

I hate to say this, since you like the guac...but could you be developing an allergy to avocado? I say that b/c I have an allergy to avocado, gives me a "funny stomache" and slight GI mysteries.

A

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 23, 2006

I have a friend who is PA/TNA, has eaten guacamole frequently but ended up having an anaphylactic reaction to it about a month ago...so frustrating.

On May 23, 2006

BTW--I have asked them for a list of ingredients for their marinades, not just to tell me if it is safe if I have X allergy. I don't trust someone to really know if something is safe. Truly. but they can tell me ingredients. So I'm looking forward to that.

They do have the coolest website.

And I'll absolutely freak if I ever develop an allergy to avocados (I have had oral allergy syndrome to them at different times in my life--not enough to stay away or anything). But they haven't bothered me in several years. Again, I would be extremely unhappy about that. But happy to do a test at home if I must. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

On May 26, 2006

Got an email reply back from Chipotle Grill. He says they have no seafood or nuts in any of their foods. But I forgot to ask for a list of specific ingredients.

Any luck, McCobbre? Daisy

On May 30, 2006

Heard from them. I didn't get the marinade ingredients for all the meat--just the one we **think** I ate. That's why I wanted all three.

Here's what the manager of **our** store emailed to me:

"The ingredients of our adobo marinade are: water, chipotle pepper, soybean oil, cumin, garlic, oregano, and black pepper."

All of these ingredients are fine for me, so I'm not sure what happened, but according to the restaurant, it is safe for shellfish allergic individuals.

On May 30, 2006

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Originally posted by McCobbre: [b]Heard from them. I didn't get the marinade ingredients for all the meat--just the one we **think** I ate. That's why I wanted all three.

Here's what the manager of **our** store emailed to me:

"The ingredients of our adobo marinade are: water, chipotle pepper, soybean oil, cumin, garlic, oregano, and black pepper."

All of these ingredients are fine for me, so I'm not sure what happened, but according to the restaurant, it is safe for shellfish allergic individuals.[/b]

hmmm, pondering on this...chipotle's of course aren't just fresh peppers...maybe you can check to see who makes their chipotles, maybe there was a secret ingredient or something?

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

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