The bowl contains cilantro rice, seasoned carne asada meat, shredded cheese, onions, salsa, guacamole, and limes for squeezing over top. In addition to derisive comments regarding the status of the bowls as true carne asada, social media users also took issue with the overall quality of the meal. One Instagram user stated, “Don’t bother. This meal is gross. Beef is gristly, rice feels like plastic pellets on the bite, and there isn’t enough cheese.” Several others took umbrage with the $19 price tag, though at nearly 3 pounds, the pre-packaged meal contains enough to make approximately four regular bowl-sized servings.
Users on Reddit appear to be less than impressed with the bowl as well. In the comments of a post about the bowl, one commenter shared, “My husband and I were not fans of this meal. We threw much of it away,” further agreeing that the rice and beans were hard and the meat had an off-putting texture.
From lack of seasoning and a disappointing texture to the steep price tag, many on social media shared the sentiment that one would be better off getting the carne asada at Chipotle. While there are some positive comments, the overwhelming majority simply aren’t impressed.