Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

When it comes to fast food, you have a plethora of choices when you live in the US. For the burger lovers, you have McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and In-N-Out. Then you can go with Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, or Papa John’s if you’ve a hankering for pizza. Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A, and good ol’ KFC can take care of your need for fried chicken. 

For Tex-Mex fans, you also have Chipotle and Taco Bell. That is, unless you live in Georgia and you have a Surcheros Fresh Grill location near your home or workplace. If that’s the case, then consider yourself lucky. 

What You’ll Love about Surcheros

There’s plenty to love about Surcheros, that’s for sure. Here are some reasons why people keep coming back here: 

Always Fresh Ingredients

This is the one factor that sets Surcheros apart. The folks here love to boast about their lack of freezers, because everything here is just absolutely fresh. After trying these dishes out, you won’t be able to stomach another frozen burrito ever again. It’s just not the same. 

Seemingly Simple Menu Options 

Check out the options offered (see full menu here) and you’re not inundated with too many choices. You’ve got all the basics covered, with grilled burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salads, and burrito bowls. 

The sizes of these offerings are huge, so even a single order might just fill you up come lunch time. You have 12-inch quesadillas along with 12-inch burritos. Get 2 of them, and that’s a mighty meal that will keep you from wanting snacks a few hours later. You can also go with either grilled chicken breast or ground beef, or even sirloin steak. 

But you also have smaller options, for those who are watching their diets or for kids. There are mini versions of the burrito, taco, quesadilla, and nachos, in a category of their own called “The Lil’ Ones”. They’re served with chips, a sweet treat, and a kid’s drink too.

Of course, there are also plenty of veggie options, so your vegetarian buddies have nothing to gripe about. There’s a veggie option for the grilled burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and salads. 

Plenty of Tortilla Choices

For most people, it all starts with the choice of tortilla. You only have 2 choices if you’re going with the mini burrito, but you have more options for the standard Surcheros or vegetarian burrito. You can go with flour, wheat, chipotle, spinach, or jalapeño cheddar tortilla. 

Very Long List of Toppings

This comes with the following: 

  • Banana Peppers
  • Black Beans
  • Black Olives
  • Cilantro
  • Corn Salsa
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh Chopped Jalapenos
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Green, Yellow or Red Onions
  • Guacamole
  • Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Pinto Beans
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sliced Pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Southwestern Rice
  • Southwestern Vinaigrette
  • Spinach
  • Surcheros Sauce (Chipotle Ranch)
  • Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Tomatoes

Let’s leave the number of combinations to the mathematicians. As for the rest of us, suffice it to say that there are lots of different combinations we can try out, so every time we visit here it’s like a new adventure. 

Lots of Extras and Sides

You can order a main dish, and then have a side dish to spice things up. It’s like having French fries with your burger. This time, though, you sure have plenty of options to choose from. 

  • Chips & Salsa
  • Corn Salsa
  • Extra Chicken, Ground Beef, Or Carnitas
  • Extra Steak
  • Guacamole
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Side of Rice or Beans
  • Soft/Crunchy Steak Taco
  • Soft/Crunchy Taco
  • Sour Cream
  • White Cheese Dip

Numerous Sauces and Dressings

Sauces can subtly change the tenor of whatever your eating, and the same thing goes for whatever dressing you pick for your salad. Your options here include: 

  • Lite Italian
  • Lite Ranch
  • Lite Thousand Island
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Southwestern Vinaigrette
  • Surcheros Sauce
  • Sweet & Sour

That means even when you keeping ordering a veggie salad, you can change the taste of it each day for a week. Who says vegetarian fare has to taste boring? 

Fantastically Friendly Service

At Surcheros, it’s as if they specifically don’t hire grumpy folks. The service at any Surcheros location is reliably friendly, just as the ingredients are reliably fresh. It’s like visiting the home of a friend. You know you’re in for a relaxed time, and you can just enjoy the Tex-Mex fare. 

The Downsides

It’s not all perfect, however. The most obvious drawback here is that the are only 18 locations for Surcheros restaurants. If you live outside Georgia, you’re basically out of luck. 

It’s also a family place, but that’s not always a great thing. There’s no beer, but this would be a great place for friends to gather as they enjoy the dishes with beer, while the watch the sports game on TV. The good news is that Surcheros does deliver, so you can always enjoy the Tex-Mex meal at home with your TV and your own beer.