A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as proved by today’s Groupon for quick, tasty, south-of-the-border fare from Qdoba Mexican Grill, valid at locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of south-of-the-border fare.
- For $40, you get a “Taco Bar” catering order for 10 (an $80 value).
Qdoba catalyzes culinary creativity through an all-you-can-choose buffet of fresh ingredients ready to be stuffed into burritos, tacos, and more by a super-speedy staff of meal-wizards. Chose one of three power-packed proteins before simmering over the option of cumin-simmered black or pinto beans before you top your treat with any of five unique salsas and four original sauces including a three-cheese queso, smoky poblano, and hand-smashed guacamole. Diners can avoid the stress of decision making or déjà vu of choose-your-own-adventure novels past by taking a pop at one of Qdoba’s five signature burritos, such as a 100% vegetarian grilled-vegetable burrito brimming over with grilled zucchini, singed squash, and red peppers ($5.99) or a chicken-crowded Ancho-Chili BBQ burrito whose all-natural fowl may hog-step and hoofer with fiery habanero sauce, mild-mannered pico de gallo, or ennui-soaked corn ($5.99). Order a bowl of spicy tortilla soup with diced tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro ($2.99) or a tower of nachos topped with pork, cheese, beans, sour cream, and salsa ($6.69).
Like a overly generous mother or a recently unemployed stork, Qdoba may supply fresh food for meetings and get-togethers through their Hot Taco Bar catering package. Engage epicurean instincts at your 9–5 job, slathering a choice of adobo steak or chicken with three succulent sauces; coating them in cheese, sour cream or guacamole; and sprinkling shredded post-its on top as the pièce de résistance. The bar arrives bearing both crispy shell and flour tortillas to bundle braised meats and veggies in, and provides serving utensils for all 10 soon-to-be-stuffed taco samplers.
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Just as Thomas Edison stumbled through useless prototypes of light bulbs and movie cameras before perfecting the phonograph, the alchemists at Qdoba Mexican Grill took 47 attempts before landing on the franchise's signature blend of three cheeses, known simply as queso. That attention to detail still pervades every aspect of the menu, as employees spend hours each day chopping, dicing, and simmering the fresh ingredients that find their way into burritos, taco salads, and grilled quesadillas. Beyond the marinated bites of chicken, beef, and pork and hand-crafted tortillas, cooks protect their ripe, fragile avocados from harm by smashing them into batches of fluffy guacamole.