The first Qdoba location opened in Denver, Colorado in 1995. The chain has grown to over 600 locations. If you aren’t sure what to expect, think Chipotle. I hate to make the comparison, but they both serve up southwestern type tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.
Our first experience was a good one. The space is a decent size with several tables and booths to meet your needs. When you first walk in you can grab a paper menu or just take a look at the display with your options. You order at the counter through a line. The whole concept is build your own. Your options are white vs wheat, pico de gallo salsa vs roasted corn salsa vs salsa verde vs fiery habanero, black vs pinto beans, etc. Next up: cilantro rice? Guacamole? Veggies? Chicken or Beef? You can make your burrito, quesadilla, tacos, or bowl as healthy as you would like. You can also pick from their menu of signature recipes.
My preference was a wheat burrito with cheese, chicken, cilantro rice, and the mild salsa on the side. I also grabbed some chips, queso, and a soft drink. Qdoba has one one of those fancy touch screen soda fountains. The queso was probably my favorite part of the whole meal. It tasted a bit like broccoli and cheese soup, but there was something that really drew me to it.
Compared to other southwestern/Mexican spots, Qdobas prices are great! I got a burrito, chips, salsa, and a drink for about $8.
Make sure to a grab a rewards card. You will get free chips and salsa, birthday food, and free entrees. Another great feature of Qdoba is the online ordering system. Choose exactly what you want and pick it up when you are ready. Another great addition to Lubbock!