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Welcome to Qdoba

Qdoba is a large (over 171 locations in 31 states) chain burrito restaurant. It's owned by Jack in The Box. Don't believe me? Read the profile in Yahoo! Finance or this message on the Qdoba site.

It's actually quite unbelievable that a restaurant started only 10 years ago could grow so quickly to an empire, especially when they require a net worth of $3 million to open a franchise. Ok, enough corporate burrito bashing.

There’s a Qdoba in the food court in the Prudential Mall (Map), one on Huntington by Northeastern (Map), one next to The Paradise (Map) and one in Cambridge’s Porter Square (Map).

This entry is filed in Qdoba.

Monday, April 11, 2005 by Jonah.


There is no pork on the menu at Qdoba, and the burritos are way too expensive. No salsa bar, shamefully bad rice, crappy meat. I hate the place and hope the only appearances it makes on this blog are to get bashed.

Posted by: Qdoba Hater at April 30, 2005 05:25 PM

I completely disagree about these Qdoba comments. I love the Incredible 3 cheese queso burrito. I think many of the corporate burrito establishments like Baja Fresh and Chipotle aren't as creative as Qdoba. The spicy queso ON the burrito is amazing!

Posted by: Big Mike (Qdoba lover) at May 3, 2005 11:31 AM

I had my 1st Qdoba experience, & lets just say I'm never going back there again unless I have to. $7 for a Medium sized Burritto?!?!? I wanted to go POSTAL!!

Posted by: Tony at June 22, 2005 04:30 PM

Qdoba is awesome. I love to get a burrito there. Granted I just get the simple chicken one, it one I could eat everyday.

and yes the price is a little extreme even for me but when I eat that thing I easily full and happy for many hours!

Posted by: Jon at September 10, 2005 08:44 PM

I enjoy the 'Q' as we call it, about once a week, and overall I'm pretty satisfied, especially with the Queso Burrito. But I DO agree that they are too overpriced. Also the tortilla shells they use can be quite rubbery, and will stick to your teeth badly.

Posted by: papa fly at October 25, 2005 02:33 PM

Qdoba is vastly superior to Chipotle, and offers the best chain burrito experience.

Posted by: Nick at January 29, 2006 12:21 AM

A few weeks ago I went to the Qdoba restaurant in Porter Sq. The portions are small. Prices are very high. The manager rung up my meal and tried to overcharge me by at least a dollar, thinking I wouldn't count my change from the 20 dollar bill I gave him. He probably does this to many customers to increase his weekly salary. He was belligerant and rude in the extreme when I told him he gave me the incorrect change. A police officer was in front of me in the line....which goes to show you how brazen a thief the manager is. I told him I would never come back again as a customer. Avoid this restaurant!! They're thieves!!

Posted by: bob at February 1, 2006 12:07 PM

Great burritos with fresh ingredients who can go wrong.Everyone complains about the price but if you want ingredients that have been frozen for a decade and are saved in the fridge for use throughout the week then go someone cheap because thats what your getting, belive me it aint fresh.Hell thats what I love about Qdoba....

Posted by: Gil at June 22, 2006 03:41 PM

Within 10 minutes of where I work, I can find a Baja Fresh, Chipotle, Qdoba, and Taco Bell. I used to be a big fan of Baja Fresh, but after trying Qdoba when in Los Angeles last year, when they opened here, I had to try them again.

In my opinion, they beat Baja Fresh or Chipotle hands-down, and Taco Bell isn't really even in the running. The prices aren't as outrageous as people seem to think. You want a fast burrito for $2? go to Taco Bell. $6.19 for a steak queso burrito doesn't exactly break the bank.

Posted by: sean at July 16, 2006 03:10 PM

the chicken queso burrito is phenomenal. I mean you cant really find a much better entre for lunch. it hits the spot everytime. the warm three cheese queso is fabulous and the guac is dank. f all of those hater that dont represent qdoba

Posted by: Matt at September 25, 2006 02:59 PM

I went to Qdoba yesterfay and the burrito was very subpar. The store reaked of corporate stench. The rice is white and it stinks and it is one of the messiest (as in all the filling falls out 3/4 of the way in) burritos in boston. one person asks what type of burrito i want, then three people check to make sure i am getting the right thing and then I pay. and they dont have jarrito's drinks which are the only acceptable drink to go with a good burrito. Qdoba should cut down on staff, get rid of the giant screen tv that covers up a booth (at the BU restaurant), and focus on making a good burrito.

Posted by: Sean Keller at October 10, 2006 12:34 AM

We made our first and last trip to Qdoba. We were very dissappointed that the rice was very bland. I had a steak burrito and my wife had the grilled vegatable tacos. No mushrooms available, the black beans had no flavor, the grilled vegatables were bland, not to mention the person behind the counter put enough grilled vegatables on 3 tacos for maybe one. The price would have been fine if the food would have been good.

Posted by: Richard at March 4, 2007 09:42 AM

No it's not the best; yes the wrap-jobs are awful; the meat is sub-par at best; the rice is embarassing; but when you work in Danvers, MA and your only burrito choices are this or Baja Fresh (absolutley disgusting), it's ACCEPTABLE to go to Qdoba on a regular basis for a tasty meal.

Posted by: Dave-o at January 22, 2008 12:06 PM

If you think Qdoba is expensive but its the same as chipotle and Qdoba is so much better!

Posted by: Jenn at June 27, 2009 02:30 PM

I think Qdoba is awesome! Also right now they are giving away thousands of coupons a day due to the launching of their new "Craft 2" menu. The new menu allows you to create your own meal by mixing and matching different items from the menu (sort of like soup and salad combos that many places now offer). I have won more than one coupon in a day. Check it out!

Posted by: AJ at February 15, 2010 12:26 PM

I love Qdoba. If Qdoba ever asked me to donate money to their organization or to volunteer there, I would. I live in Indiana, so it is pretty much the only place to get a good burrito unless you want to go to Taco Bell (not worth the 3 hours of liquid bowel movements that follow). I can understand if there are better burrito places out in the world, but not in Indiana. If you know of a better place in Indiana, let me know. Otherwise, I will be dining at Qdoba tonight, tomorrow, and forever.

Posted by: Tony Hollowell at February 23, 2010 03:44 PM