Review: Qdoba Breakfast BurritoAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Recommended: Chain Restaurant
In the battle of the fast casual Mexican burrito joints, I have always preferred Chipotle over Qdoba, but based on a recommendation from friends and a request from one of our readers, I decided to head to my local Qdoba for a breakfast burrito.
What I Got: 13″ Spicy Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Burrito $5.99
There are many different options for the breakfast burrito at Qdoba including both size (10″ or 13″) or primary choice of meat (Chicken, Spicy Mexcian Chorizo or just plain eggs; I do seem to recall my local Qdoba offering steak as well, but it is not on the Qdoba website…maybe it’s just a local thing). Since I feel that chorizo is one of the most underappreciated breakfast meats, that was the way that I decided to go.
Also on the burrito as it comes straight from the menu are seasoned new potatoes, scrambled eggs and your choice of 3-cheese queso or ranchero sauce. I chose 3-cheese queso and also added some Pico de Gallo to my burrito as since I wanted a little of the salsa taste to go with my eggs.
Taste-wise, I was VERY impressed by this burrito. The chorizo was spicy, the scrambled eggs were done well and the potatoes still had a little crispness to the despite the fact that they had obviously been in the warmer box on the burrito line for quite some time. The 3-cheese queso actually had a little kick to it as well, so combined with the spicy chorizo, this one had a little kick to it to give me a nice wake-up in the morning. Because I got the large size, I was quite full. This is definitely something that’s going to fill you up as well.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, I definitely would and I would recommend others to partake in it as well. Like I said, I was always a little apprehensive about ever getting this thing despite the fact that I had heard several positive reviews. But, those reviews were right on and this thing is awesome. I’ll definitely be getting this on multiple occasions from now on. My only complaint was that the chorizo was quite oily and was seeping out of the burrito onto my hands and arms. I just wish Qdoba would do a better job of straining the oil out of the meat after they cook it and before they put it in the warmer box on the food preparation line.
Remember what I said about this being filling? Well, I’d certainly hope it is filling because this thing clocks in at an astounding 970 calories with the way I had it prepared. That’s certainly a big way to start off your day.