Z-Teca recently opened at Guelph and it has become the new favourite place for gourmet burritos. Many people have compared this fast food chain to more popular restaurants such as Chipotle and Burrito Boyz, but Z-Teca is starting to become a local favourite and a bang for your buck.



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Z-Teca created a simple step by step menu that customers follow to create their own unique entrees which is made right in front of you.

There are a variety of ingredients to choose from that satisfies your dietary needs, including various kinds of meats for your daily protein or freshly prepared vegetables if you are health-conscious. Start with your choice of protein, which is then  topped with many vegetables and sauces, but be wary of the extra charges that toppings such as guacamole and corn incur.

If you don’t want to build your own entree, a side menu is available where you can choose other store specialties such as nachos, tacos, and quesadillas.



Photo by Justine Nguyen

The proportions that are given are quite satisfying and able to fill you up very quickly, which is excellent for students living off a budget. Everything is fresh and flavourful since Z-Teca emphasizes that their ingredients are prepared in the in the kitchen daily. They do not use microwaves, MSG, or other fast food tricks that may alter the flavour of their food.

They believe that using the best ingredients is enough to create great tasting food. The ingredients work in harmony to deliver the best burritos or bowl you might have tasted in Guelph and each bite will keep you wanting more.


Overall, if you want a quick bite that will keep you full for many hours, Z-Teca is the place to go to satisfy your stomach and your cravings for Mexican food.