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 today's Groupon proves: for $6, you get $12 worth of quick, tasty, south-of-the-border fare from Qdoba Mexican Grill locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.
As with rainbows, nations, and Model T's, burritos contain a rag-tag team of savories that are more robust combined than apart. Qdoba embraces Henry Ford's innovative ideas with an all-you-can-choose buffet of fresh ingredients ready to be stuffed into burritos, tacos, and more through a superfast assembly line of professionals. Choose the protein packer of your choice from pulled pork, adobo-marinated steak or chicken, and shredded or ground beef, or opt out of the meats and head straight to the beans. Simmer 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. Taste the gooey flavor accents of the signature queso sauce (a three-cheese blend with roasted poblanos, tomatoes, and jalapeños, or try a smoky poblano pesto made with roasted peppers, cilantro, and nuts with creamy, hand-smashed guacamole.
If you don't want to build your own, try Qdoba's signature burritos, which include the fajita-ranchera burrito with chicken, grilled onions, red peppers, and a piquant ranchera sauce ($6.29), and the grilled-veggie burrito with zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers sautéed in a garlic-herb seasoning ($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).
If you're tired of tedious and disappointing brown-bag lunches, today's Groupon is a great way to spice up your lunch life. With complex, all-natural flavors, Qdoba fuses traditional Mexican cuisine with inventive new recipes in a speedy, conveniently delicious tortilla present. Buy three for yourself and unlimited as gifts for woefully quesadilla-less friends.
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.