The Great Taco Bowl Competition
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat” before.
Well, if that were true, I’d be an avocado right now with all of the guacamole I’ve been eating lately.
I’m on a huge guacamole kick and I doubt it will ever end. Avocados are too damn good to ever stop eating in excess.
While in Utah, I visited Café Rio, Chipotle, and Qdoba (all Mexican grills if you didn’t already know) and enjoyed a chicken salad with extra guacamole at each location. Ok, that’s a lie… extra extra guacamole ;) Regardless of the amount of extra guacamole I ordered, I ordered a chicken salad at each location and wanted to provide you with a review for each, so you know which restaurant to visit when you are craving a guacamole lathered chicken salad and have all three restaurants available to you.
First up, Café Rio.
Cafe Rio definitely provided me with the largest salad of the three, so if you are a big volume eater like myself then you’d be happy just as I was. I also really loved the chicken from Cafe Rio. It was called “fire grilled chicken” and was absolutely delicious. All of the vegetables were incredibly fresh and delicious, too, and the cilantro that topped my salad added just the right touch!
and then there was Chipotle
The salad from Chipotle was definitely the spiciest of the three, so if you like it spicy like myself, you’d love this salad! The chicken was spicy and then I added their spicy green tomatillo salsa to my salad, as well, so that made it even spicier! But, their amazing guacamole was able to tame it all down. I received more avocado from Chipotle, so they get bonus points for their awesome servings of guacamole! ;)
and finally, Qdoba
To be honest, any Mexican type of salad is going to steal my heart, so I loved this salad from Qdoba, too, however, it was probably my least favourite of the three. The chicken wasn’t as amazing as the chicken from Cafe Rio and the guacamole didn’t surpass the outstanding guacamole from Chipotle, but I am being incredibly picky because there can only be one winner of The Great Taco Bowl Competition ;)
So, if I had to pick a favourite and award one restaurant first place for having the best taco bowl, which I am going to do because I love rank ordering my favourite things, I would choose Cafe Rio as my favourite of the three restaurants for the following reasons:
– Best chicken
– Largest portions
– Best pico de gallo
– Best and freshest lettuce
– Best restaurant environment
But, like I said, I would take any mexican salad handed to me. Especially if it was covered with extra guac ;)
Are you a guacamole lover? Have you been to all three restaurants before? Which would your favourite be?
See you tomorrow with a post about my future!