First there were dos.
Soon there will be cero.
Chipotle — the design-your-own burritos, tacos and bowls place in Compo Acres Shopping Center — will close next week.
An employee confirmed the news. The manager was not available for comment.
Chipotle follows Qdoba out of town. The similar fast-casual Mexican spot at the entrance to Playhouse Square closed in June.
Don’t worry. There are still over 2,400 Chipotles around the globe. And nearly 800 Qdobas.
Don’t want to travel far for Mexican fare?
Right here in Westport you’ve got your choice of Bartaco, Rio Bravo, Señor Salsa, Border Grille and Cuatro Hermanos.
And — of course — the granddaddy of them all: Viva Zapata.
It’s been around, I think, since Emiliano Zapata himself led the Mexican Revolution.
Donald Trump may not like it.
But the Mexicans are coming. Or at least, their restaurants are.
We’ve already got Viva Zapata, Villa del Sol, Border Grill, Bartaco, Cuatro Hermanos, Qdoba, Chipotle and Señor Salsa.
Rio Bravo (“tacos and tequila”) is located near Pier 1 Imports — right next to the old V restaurant. Which is near Bravo Pizzeria and Wine Bar.
I assumed the popular Italian eatery was branching out into Mexican. Just to be sure, I called Bravo.
“It’s a very strange coincidence,” said a Bravo (Italia) spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the Saugatuck rumor mill has yet another Mexican restaurant headed to the former post office, near the westbound train tracks.
Hey: If The Donald decides to campaign here, at least we’ll know where not to take him for dinner.