By William Kristoph
Moe’s Southwest Grill (Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL)
“Welcome to Moe’s!” If you haven’t set foot inside of a Moe’s before, plan ahead and prepare yourself for the over the top greeting from the staff as soon as you enter the restaurant. Moe’s is mostly a burrito place and they do it quickly and cleanly to get you a calorie-packed lunch. It’s fast food, but it doesn’t taste like it. If you have a craving for a burrito like I did, then head to Moe’s!
The Art Vandelay
When I go to Moe’s I skip the meat and go with the vegetarian Art Vandalay. Vegetarian? Yes, vegetarian. Trust me, this is not a light lunch. I opt for both pinto beans and black beans, along with rice, pico, sour cream and sometimes guacamole. The beans make this burrito feel “meaty” even though it’s a vegetarian dish. Moe’s tosses in thin tortilla chips with a few different salsas to choose from (or the queso for a bit more money, which I recommend).
Moe’s on Apalachee Parkway is always busy, which means there’s a good turnover of the burrito ingredients and everything tastes fresh. The restaurant stays relatively clean even during the peak times. My big complaint is the buffet-style salsa offering, which is nice for self-service but sort of grosses me out thanks to so many people using it for their chips. Yes, Moe’s is fast food, but fast food isn’t a dirty phrase when it’s delicious in addition to quick. I rated Moe’s “I Like It” on Urbanspoon.