Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. remains out of the top contenders in a poll of America's top Mexican restaurants.

Denver-based Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) used to own the annual Harris Poll EquiTrend rankings, coming in first for three straight years from 2012-2015.

But then the chain was rattled by food scares, and Chipotle fell out of the top spot last year.

This year, it remains out of the top rankings in the " Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Brand of the Year" category, which again is topped by Moe's Southwest Grill, followed by Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and Taco Bell.

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