Fast Food Burrito Smackdown: Chipotle vs. QdobaBy Danya Henninger | June 20, 2013 By Danya Henninger | June 20, 2013
A burrito isn’t really Mexican. (As Don Memo owner Leo Saavedra told us, “If you ordered a burrito in Mexico, you’d be more likely to get a small donkey instead of food.”) However, burritos definitely are real deal Cal-Mex cuisine. From their native California, burritos have spread across the nation, in large part due to chains like Chipotle and Qdoba, which produce at least close-to-authentic renditions. But which one is better?
To find out, we took burritos from each outlet over to La Calaca Feliz (which does not serve burritos; the authenticity thing), and had the chefs and line crew do a blind taste test for us. Which chain came out on top? Click through to find out.