Qdoba Mexican Grill – South Westnedge
After a trip to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, J wanted to get something to eat before heading back home. Neither of us really had a strong taste for anything until J said she kind of wanted Qdoba. She then said Chipotle would work too, but we were closer to a Qdoba and I didn’t want to have to go all the way back to Main Street.
Since we were already south of downtown, I started driving towards the new Qdoba location in the developing shopping center at the corner of Whites Road and South Westnedge. J was confused. She had no idea where I was going assuming I was going to the West Main location.
This newest location really isn’t much different than any of the other Qdoba restaurants you may have been to. There’s an order area similar to a sandwich shop where you order your entree then top if off with salsas, cheeses, and other toppings.
I stuck to my usual order of three pulled pork tacos with cheese and hot salsa. The juicy pulled pork was stuffed in to a corn tortilla hard shell taco, topped with a white cheese and a spicy Salsa Roja. The tacos at Qdoba are so much better than the fast food competition, but so much more expensive. The pulled pork option totally beats out the typical ground beef and makes for a very tasty dining experience.
J also stuck to her typical order by getting the Cheese Grilled Quesadilla. The flour tortilla is filled with a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese then it’s grilled to melt the cheese and warm the tortilla. She got guacamole and sour cream on the side. In reality, the guac was for the chips we were going to get so she didn’t have to pay for an extra cup.
To round out the meal, we got a bag of chips and salsa. The chips are kind of addicting with a lime salt. The unfortunate thing is the salsa choices aren’t that great. The mild salsa is a chunky pico de gallo, the medium is another chunky roasted chile corn. Another medium option is a green Salsa Verde. It isn’t until you get to the hot that you get a red, smooth salsa which can be a little much just for the chips. I got the pico, but didn’t end up using it. I just ate the delicious chips by themselves.
The total price for the meal was a little over $18. As I mentioned previously, it’s much more expensive than, say, Taco Bell, but it’s also much more delicious. Qdoba is always a safe bet for us.