When I first pulled up to park at Qdoba, I was expecting the inside to have an authentic Mexican feel to it. But when I walked inside and heard Cher instead of tambourines and maracas, I thought I had stepped into Taco Bell.
I ordered the queso burrito, stuffed with rice, beans, meat, cheese and everything else.
According to Qdoba’s Web site, my one burrito cost me 1,010 calories and 42 grams of fat.
But it’s no wonder, because when I lifted this hardy-filled tortilla to eat it, it was like lifting a five-pound weight.
Now, I can’t say I’ve actually bitten into a dumbbell, but I’m sure it would not taste as good as my burrito tasted. I was impressed at the quality of Qdoba’s food.
But I was not impressed by the price I had to pay for it.
It cost nearly 10 bucks for one burrito and a small drink.
For that much money, I can name five restaurants off the top of my head that would serve me considerably better food, with an atmosphere that didn’t make me feel like I was eating at a fast food pit stop.
The food was good, but it wasn’t different enough to keep me from going across the street to a more authentic-style Mexican restaurant. I could have eaten for only a couple dollars more and not cleaned my own table when I’m done.