Everyone in Austin has told me to that I *must* try this fast food type restaurant. I have to say, I was less than impressed. The service was nice and quick- just what you’d expect from any fast food establishment but I don’t think this lived up to the hype for me.
FreeBirds is the same set up as any Chipotle. You come in pick a tortilla and point at what you want them to put in it and they charge you accordingly. There are a few things that differentiate FreeBirds from Chipotle.
1) Different sized burritos and different flavored tortillas
2) Different hot mild salsas
3) Refried beans- last time I went, chipotle didn’t have them
Yes, FreeBirds is slightly better and not the same as Chipotle. But I still wouldn’t call it great Mexican food. If there was one next to my work I would consider it a decent option for a quick lunch. I am not rushing back there though.