The ordering process seemed similar to Chipotle, and I may have annoyed a person there by comparing it to the chain a few times, but it has its distinctive flavor. He emphasized that all ingredients, including the sauces and toppings, are made fresh daily.
Here's how it works:
- Pick among enchiladas, tacos, salad or tortilla soup.
- Pick between flour or corn tortillas.
- Choose your unique filling: roasted tomatillo chicken, green-chile pork shoulder, Modelo-braised bison, smashed Jack potato (what I ordered), sauteed spinach mushroom, Guajillo braised short ribs, or Chihuahua or asadero cheese.
- Cover it with red or green sauce, or get both, "Christmas." Top it with asadero or Chihuahua cheese.
- For an extra $1, you can add goat cheese, fried over-easy egg, or guacamole.
- Pick a salsa: pico, salsa verde, arbol red, habañero lava.
- Top it with crema, cotjia cheese, vinaigrette slaw, or pickled onion, if you'd like.
- Dress it with jalapeño ranch, buttermilk, three-chile vinaigrette, or honey-suckle vinaigrette.
- Lastly, get your beverage and perhaps add chips and salsa for $2.
Friday night dinner at Gadzooks was made for a low-key and affordable date-night meal. Next time I'm looking forward to trying the spinach mushroom 'ladas. Yum.