Qdoba Nutrition Info (Calories, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Qdoba Mexican Grill Menu Nutrition

We have already professed our love for the Qdoba menu, but what about Qdoba nutrition? How does this chain stack-up against others? Is it healthy? Does it have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options? How many calories, fat and salt are in their most popular menu items?

Those are the questions we aim to answer here as we provide a full list of Qdoba nutrition. You can find all of this information below in our Qdoba Nutrition table. If you keep reading beyond this you will learn even more about Qdoba Mexican Grill, a chain that celebrates the best cuisine from south of the border.

Qdoba Nutrition Info

Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Grilled Marinated Chicken1708301
Fajita Vegetables352002
Guacamole13010200
Black Beans1401001
Cilantro Lime Rice1903100
Three Cheese Queso908501
Pico de Gallo100002
Salsa Roja200002
Shredded Cheese17013810
Corn Tortilla Chips56026502
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Ancho Chili BBQ Sauce9031012
Bacon Jalapeno Queso1008501
Bacon Jalapeno Queso1401001
Brown Rice1702001
Brownies360163035
Chipotle Cream Sauce904206
Chocolate Chunk Cookie260137019
Chorizo20012402
Cilantro Lime Dressing505102
Cilantro Lime Rice1903100
Corn Tortilla Chips56026502
Corn Tortilla, 6"400000
Cotija Cheese1008500
Crispy Corn Taco Shell603100
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips100000
Crunchy Flour Tortilla Bowl39022501
Eggs23016500
Fajita Vegetables352002
Fiery Habanero Salsa200002
Flour Tortilla, 10"2105201
Flour Tortilla, 10"3007302
Flour Tortilla, 5.5"702100
Grilled Marinated Chicken1708301
Grilled Marinated Steak1808300
Guacamole13010200
Kids Black Beans700000
Kids Brown Rice801001
Kids Cilantro Lime Rice902000
Kids Corn Tortilla Chips56026502
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Kids Corn Tortilla, 6"400000
Kids Flour Tortilla, 5.5"702100
Kids Grilled Marinated Chicken804100
Kids Grilled Marinated Steak904200
Kids Guacamole454000
Kids Lite Sour Cream353201
Kids Pinto Beans700000
Kids Pinto Beans802100
Kids Seasoned Ground Beef1005201
Kids Seasoned Shredded Beef904200
Kids Shredded Cheese706400
Kids Three Cheese Queso908501
Lite Sour Cream505302
Mango Salsa600009
Mexican Caesar Dressing909200
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Natural Apple Sauce5000011
Picante Ranch400003
Pico de Gallo100002
Pinto Beans1301001
Pulled Pork1605201
Seasoned Ground Beef19011401
Queso Diablo806401
Roasted Chile Corn Salsa501001
Salsa Roja200002
Salsa Verde150001
Seasoned Potatoes1306100
Seasoned Shredded Beef1907300
Shredded Cheese17013810
Smoked Bacon353100
Tequila-Lime Chicken1004105
Three Cheese Queso908501
Tortilla Soup1005102
Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla, 12.5"2705103

Qdoba Nutrition Basics

For the most part, Mexican food is healthy. We have covered this many times and we discussed it extensively in our Del Taco Nutrition Info guide. It is also something we have covered on most other Mexican chains.

The problem is, while the base ingredients are mostly okay, and while authentic Mexican food is very healthy, it tends to change when it crosses the border. There is less of an emphasis on fresh and more of a focus on tinned, processed and fattening. It’s less chopped more tinned; less fresh more processed.

That’s the case with many popular fast food chains and it’s something that we have grown accustomed to. However, Qdoba offers the best of both worlds. It provides a taste that is both fresh and authentic, like Abuelo’s, but one that is also adapted for American tastes, like Taco Bell and Chipotle. As a result, Qdoba nutrition is much better than what you will find at many competing restaurants, with more fresh and authentic ingredients meaning there is more fiber, more vitamins and more minerals packed into each dish that makes it onto this menu.

Qdoba Calories

To show you just how low in calories these menu items can, we’ll compare them to some other fast food chains. As an example, let’s assume that you opt for a three-course meal, beginning with a Knockout Taco and building one of their burritos before finishing with a dessert. Without drinks, this will come to just over 1,000 calories.

That’s around half your recommended daily allowance if you’re a woman and just under if you are a man. But for a three course meal, it’s not bad. Especially when you consider that for roughly the same amount of calories you would be limited to the following menu options from other popular fast food chains:

Qdoba Vegetarian Options

There are a number of vegetarian options on this menu. These are fairly easy to pick-out as there are very few hidden meat products. If the dish looks vegetarian, then it probably is. Qdoba also operates in a way that is very friendly to vegetarians. You can build burritos, tacos, salads, soups and sides by choosing your base “protein”. This can be chicken, red meat or vegetarian.

This means that vegetarians can pretty much enjoy just as many choices as meat eaters. This is a rare find on a menu that wasn’t made exclusively with vegetarians in mind and it’s why Qdoba is one of the best veggie menus we have covered here on Secret Menus.

Qdoba Vegan Options

The Qdoba menu has very few vegan options simply because many of the vegetarian options contain sour cream or cheese. However, you can simply ask for those dishes to be served without the cream or the cheese. You can also ask for the meat dishes to be served without meat or dairy. In some cases this will leave you with nothing more than a scoop of rice and some tortilla, but there are plenty of vegan extras you can add.

These are listed below:

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Cilantro-Lime Rice
  • Fajita Vegetables
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Guacamole

You can also add most of their salsas. These are basically just tomatoes and spices.

Qdoba Gluten-Free Options

Qdoba Nutrition InfoThere are a number of gluten-free options on the Qdoba menu. They have a sheet at the restaurant that you can request. This shows all information on allergens, including wheat, dairy, soy and more. You can see this guide here. On this guide you will also see a notice that warns against cross-contamination. This is commonplace with all major casual dining chains and fast food chains. For the most part, there isn’t anything to worry about. The contamination is often kept to a minimum, even more so if you tell them about your allergies beforehand. Really, this warning is there to cover their backs.

Still, if you have a high sensitivity then you might want to avoid this restaurant. Although if that’s the case then you may want to avoid fast food and casual dining chains altogether.

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