|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the initial presentation of the Cantina Bowl, typical Taco Bell packaging|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - this does look different, the guacamole looks very rich, the salsa and corn fresh!|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - close up of the roasted corn and guacamole|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - close up of the fresh salsa with some guacamole and topping rice and black beans|
So this is my review of the Cantina Bowl with chicken by Taco Bell. I was happy with the portion size, which was really, really filling and for a snack will serve two people. I would like to see larger percentages of lighter ingredients, such as the salsa or adding more lime juice to the guacamole. Without these additions and in its present form, the Cantina Bowl is filling, but also quite heavy and for a summer meal only recommended for dinner, not as a lunch if you need to walk back to your office in the heat or need to work for another few hours in the office.
Now to the point whether this is imitation Chipotle. I think the flavors are different enough that I cannot mix up Chipotle and Taco Bell products. The ingredients may sound similar, but the flavor is very different, especially the salsa and the guacamole that you cannot compare really Chipotle and Taco Bell.
More information on Cantina Menu from Taco Bell is available here.