Moe's Southwest Grill/Comments


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2006-11-19 15:36:28   Very good food, especially considering how quick they are. Much faster and better than nearby Desert Moon Cafe, and also better than nearby Taco Bell. I will definitely be coming back. —StevenDibelius

2006-11-19 22:36:09   It's not Chipotle, but its good for a fix.... They have a salsa and sauce bar but the Kaiser Salsa tastes like ChiChi's jarred salsa to me.... —JcPop

2007-03-23 08:31:40   I love Moe's. No, it's not chipotle. Chipotle burritos are like 1500 calories each. Moe's has better ingredients. Love their fish tacos. —KimBee

2007-03-23 12:57:16   I LOVE Moe's and am glad to hear I will be able to get a mainstay from this area when I visit Rochester. —BadFish

2007-04-01 13:26:47   Giant tasty burritos. What more do you want? —RufoSanchez

2007-04-02 00:55:28   I really want to like this place but no matter what I order it's just not great. The fish tacos are fairly good, but a little on the fishy side - probably because the fish is precooked and sitting around all day. $.75 for nacho cheese is ridiculous at a fast food place. Also, the workers hollering at incoming customers ("Welcome to Moe's!") is not only annoying to patrons already seated in the restaurant, but genuinely embarrassing to the employees. I wish they'd let them stop. —WegmansFiend

2007-04-09 13:32:34   We strongly agree with the request to stop the hollering out a welcome when we walk in. We think that Moe's Southwest is among the best of the genre available in Rochester. —ScotFear

2007-04-09 14:08:00   I like the whole "Welcome to Moe's" thing. I never considered that it might annoy people. —KimBee

2007-04-25 13:27:29   really good taco salads! —SerinaLidder

2007-05-24 08:18:55   I am back in Rochester and I eat at Moe's at least once a week. The "Joey Bag of Donuts" is the best! —BadFish

2007-05-24 09:34:06   Moe's. What amazing stuff. Great beer, too. Give me a Joey Bag-o-Donuts and I'm a happy, happy, happy little blogger. —DragonFlyEye

2007-05-28 23:49:28   I ordered the 'Chicken Club Quesadilla' and it was great, very hearty. The 'infamous' salsa was very good too and their chips are decent. My wife ordered rice & beans and she liked it a lot also. The best commercial chain Mexican (aka TexMex) I've ever had. Definitely the best Mexican on this side of town, the only place I like more is John's. —TravisOwens

2007-05-29 03:27:15   Fish tacos are no longer. You are dead to me, Moe's. —WegmansFiend

2007-06-07 00:03:54   I have patronized a branch is good. KimBee, I checked out the nutritional facts on their website. It is about 900-1100 calories and one burrito I checked had a whopping 96g of fat. So..I don't know if it is healthier than Chipotle [unfortunately!]. —OneLove

2007-06-07 00:18:01   Steak Homewrecker Burrito = Happiness.

Also, the Chicken Club Quesadilla (available for a limited time) is quite good. Mmmm...bacon.

I do agree that the queso, while tasty, is overpriced. —NathanHenderson

2007-06-07 10:14:09   I still love this place. The Nutrition link is at the bottom of their web site. —BadFish

2007-08-04 20:44:04   The service left something to be desired tonight, although the food was good. The condiments bar was a mess, they were out of forks and iced tea too. The staff didn't notice these problems until an employee on break came to get a drink and noticed me dripping the tea out of the canister. Once alerted, however, these problems were fixed in a matter of minutes.

And what's with the tip jar? The gas can is a cute idea, but they assemble the food in an assembly line, with the customers shuffling along. For what are we expected to tip? —DaveMahon

2007-08-05 16:31:06   I had a very tasty Triple Lindy with beef for lunch on Friday. It was pretty busy, but worth it. —EastSideStephen

2007-09-07 19:14:39   bad. salty. expensive. do we really need more chains? —MarcVera

2007-11-10 15:18:03   I used to get Moe's when I went to visit my best friend in Florida and was waiting for my flight at the Atlanta airport. I LOVE their taco salads and was extremely happy they were coming to Rochester. —CatMagro

2008-01-09 14:21:46   Love the Chicken Homewrecker!!! Great taste and love the salsa bar! —RochesterMom

2008-01-16 11:58:37   Just saw a commercial the other day that had "Coming Soon: Webster Center Plaza" written at the bottom. Looks like there will be another location soon...

Had a couple of tacos there yesterday. Delicious! —ChrisLeas

2008-03-28 07:59:52   A blatant attempt to emulate Chipotle. Unfortunately, they fail - their meat tastes like its been soaking in salt and monosodium glutamate and their nachos are covered with cheez flavored hydrogeated cheese substitute.

I will say the service was very good - but if you're looking for REAL Mexican food, just hit up El Parian on W. Henrietta road. You'll spend roughly the same amount of time and money for a vastly superior meal. —MarcusKroll

2008-04-11 15:09:05   I couldn't agree more with Marcus . Oh Chipotle, where art thou? I heard from a friend that they now have pulled pork, might that be a reason to try it again? The ground beef was greeeeeeasy and salty in my opinion. Nothing totally revolting but nothing to get excited about either. El Parian is better, no contest. (Updated 5/2/08) My husband and I went back to investigate the shredded pork situation and I was pleased with my food - much better than before - perhaps it was starting jitters from the first time we went there? The shredded pork was really tasty in the burrito I got, my only critique now is the guacamole which was completely overrun by onion. Their chips are really good too, very crispy and fresh complimented by the salsas available. Their iced tea tasted a little scummy and old, but that's almost a forgivable offense. —StephanieTodd

2008-04-11 18:06:36   I definitely disagree that El Parian is better and it definitely is not cheaper. Yeah, El Parian is more authentic but there is an English pub that serves food exactly like you get in England. Guess what, it sucks there as bad as it does in England. Authenticity does not always lead to quality. I just like Moe's food better, I don't care about the pedigree. As a side note, I do hate the "welcome to Moe's" thing, I cringe each time, in embarrassment for them having to do that. You don't have to do it when I walk in, I won't tell. —BadFish

2008-05-02 14:31:29   For a chain its not bad food. Many of the local Tex-Mex places are a better alternative.

I think Chipotle, Qdoba, and Baja Fresh are preferable in this niche, but it is what is it. Chain Tex-Mex food. If you liked Don Pablo's you will revel in Moe's. —MrRochester

2008-05-30 17:05:32   Grabbed lunch-to-go at the Webster location today. They do have fish tacos - on a separate sign, not on the main menu, so perhaps they're seasonal or otherwise intermittent. They were pretty blah, not as tasty as the ones I had at a Baja Fresh near Boston a few months ago. —MarkJackson

2008-07-04 02:17:50   Welcome to Moe's! I love they shout out to everyone as they enter...and the food is good and relatively inexpensive. Looking for a quick meal that's better than fast food? Give Moe's a try! It's swell! —LincolnComet

2008-07-06 16:59:12   We eat at Moe's quite a bit. I prefer Webster to Henrietta - it always seems the people at Henrietta are too busy talking to each other or hitting on pretty college girls in line (they just want to get their burrito in peace!). Webster is cleaner and the service is better. Love the chix club quesadilla. —DGandDJ

2008-11-11 09:23:40   The Pittsford Wegman's opened a new burrito bar where they make it right in front of you in their prepared foods area. Not bad, but Moe's is better.

I also think Moe's is better than Chipotle and Baja Fresh. —BadFish

2008-12-26 09:46:52   I went to Moe's and was greeted by 9 or 10 guys behind the counter (covered in wilted lettuce and other greasy substances) who all struck me as stoned out of their minds. Fine, I said to myself, these stoners must be able to whip up a mean burrito. They must have either been too focused on flirting with the only girl worker or someone laced their ganja with crack rock because the food was soggy and poorly rolled. On top of that, it was rolled on a filthy countertop. The flavors just weren't there and I was fearing for my health with each bite. The experience my fiance and I had there is now a running joke. For these types of burritos, I recommend Sol Burrito on Monroe. —BatGuano