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Nutritional Information of Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill Breakdown

When I'm on the road and in need of quick meal, I sometimes stop at Moe's Southwest Grill. It's like a Mexican version of Subway — you pick a type of burrito, taco, fajita, salad, or quesadilla, and then you choose exactly what goes in it (and you can watch them make it too). They use fresh veggies, but they don't use lard. Plus the meat is grilled right there. The food tastes great and seems healthy, but after looking at the caloric content of The Homewrecker and the Triple Lindy, I am happy that I split a burrito with my hubby.

To see the breakdown


Menu item Calories Total Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Protein (g)
Homewrecker (burrito made with 12 in. flour tortilla, grilled chicken, black beans, rice, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo) 890 33 14.8 120 2645 93 46
Triple Lindy (burrito made with 12 in. flour tortilla, ground beef, pinto beans, rice, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo) 835 31 11.5 83 2735 94 38
Joey Bag of Donuts (burrito made with 12 in. flour tortilla, grilled steak, black beans, rice, cheese, and pico de gallo) 740 23 9.5 90 2300 86 44
Art Vandalay (burrito made with 12 in. flour tortilla, pinto beans, rice, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo) 755 27 13.3 60 2225 93 25
Overachiever (taco made with 6 in. flour tortilla, grilled chicken, pinto beans, cheese, guacamole, lettuce, and sour cream) 353 14 6.9 60 1063 30 21
Unanimous Decision (taco made with crispy corn shell, black beans, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, and lettuce) 240 12 5.6 30 523 21 9
The Funk Meister (taco made with crispy corn shell, ground beef, black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and lettuce) 263 13 4.8 41 568 20 15
John Coctosan (quesadilla made with 10 in. flour tortilla, grilled chicken, pinto beans, cheese, sour cream, and pico de gallo) 780 37 18.8 150 1925 59 48
Close Talker (salad made crispy taco bowl, grilled chicken, black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream, black olives, cucumbers, and chipotle ranch) 1030 68 14.8 98 2130 67 41

Nope, that last one is not a mistake. Talk about an unhealthy salad. Well, as disappointing as this info was, it's a great reality check. Just because something seems to be made with pretty basic ingredients, unless you make it yourself, you have no idea how much salt and fat it actually contains. I'll still frequent Moe's in a pinch, but definitely won't make a habit of it.

Join The Conversation
jg7636 jg7636 8 years
when i go i usually get the moo moo mr cow off the kids menu. what are the facts on that or do i want to know. LOL and the queso dip how bad is that one?
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 8 years
The moo moo Mr. Cow is the kid's burrito and it is huge! My boyfriend absolutely LOVES Moe's! I usually get a quesadilla with light cheese, tofu and onions. No Sour Cream, Meat or guac and lots of salsa! Love it!
krista7652 krista7652 9 years
i'm with ash_marisa. skip the cheese, you won't miss it. get guac instead of sour cream. and i always get the kids size burrito. go on the website and play around with your order to see the healthiest option. add cilantro and onions for extra flavor.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I loved Moe's when we lived in FL. We don't have them here, we have chipotles but I like Moe's better.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
You can eat Moe's fare sensibly. I get their Sidetalker. It's a bowl w/ brown rice, black beans, chicken(you can opt for steak or tofu). I simply add just tomatoes, a very light, light sprinkling of cheese (have issues w/ dairy), and cilantro. Oh, and I crunch a small amount of their chips on top. It definitely comes in 500 or less as far as calories.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I decided to eat at Moe's tonight! I got two tacos, with no meat (unanimous decision) or sour cream, and it was really good!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
We don't have a Moe's, but we DO have El Azteca, which is owned and operated by a Mexican family and they have the BEST tacos I've had this side of the border. They make them with whatever you want on them and the ingredients are super fresh. Speaking of fast food, I saw a commercial for Pizza Hut's "PZone" and I cringed. The thing was twice as big as the guy's head and I'm sure it has to have at least 1000 calories.
lightheaded lightheaded 9 years
I usually get the taco and chips... at least all the nutrition info is on their website, so this is not news to me!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I eat at Q-doba (very similar to Moe's) and I always get the burrito naked and opt out of the cheese and sour cream. I have them pile on the salsa and tomatoes instead.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I always find these places gross. In Louisiana we have a local place called Izzo's and the quality is so much better. Probably not less calories but the food is actually worth the calories.
ms660bk ms660bk 9 years
I thought the Art Vandelay one would include chips. (Anybody get the reference?)
chameleon7 chameleon7 9 years
Not surprising the salad is that high, a lot of salads in restaurants are bad. A lot of people think salads would the healthiest thing on a menu, but it is not always true.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I go for the Art Vandalay with no sour cream. Holy sodium! I had no idea. And huge amount of chips they always throw in the bag when you get take out must be full of sodium too. No wonder I feel so bloated after ((I thought it was the beans).
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I have never seen a Moe's here in So Cal but we have Chipotle!
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
I eat at Moes all the time. Naked, w/ tofu, no sour cream, no cheese, extra jalapenos! It's very healthy if you make your own.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I am with ash_marie, there is actually a healthier way to eat there. I never order sour cream and if I order cheese I ask for half the normal amount. And no tortilla for me either!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have never eaten there thank goodness, thats more than i want to spend on the treadmill
seven7 seven7 9 years
Oh no!!! I really was hoping the JC was more at around 400-500 calories. Yikes...
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
So the worst thing for you there is the salad? good to know :)
ash_marisa ash_marisa 9 years
Hey Fit, have you tried getting it naked? I always get a naked burrito there (no shell) with black beans, chicken, pico, lettuce, jalepenos, and guacamole (no cheese or sour cream for me). This comes in at under 500 calories. You can build your meal on the website. I think what you posted is kind of unrealistic, because you pretty much built everything with the fattiest ingredients (beef, cheese, shells, etc.), and didn't cue people in on how to eat healthfully there.
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