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October 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments

We actually went here a while ago, sorry I’ve been bad about posting, things have been very busy and I spent the past week on Oregon etc…
I was interested in Boloco not because I like burritos but just that it was new and looked interesting so we went in to try it.

 The inside is clean and modern looking and they have an organized ordering system

I got a brown rice and tofu burrito and Ethan got something with steak, both were neatly (but quickly) foil wrapped

My wrap was okay, I think the thing I’m never crazy about is the amount of rice-to-protein/vegetable.  It looks okay here but the filling (besides the rice) was really just in the center and because of so much rice found it a bit dry.  It tasted okay though, I just drank plenty of water with it.

We hevn’t been back since but I guess we’re just not near the mall much anyway.  I’d still say it good for a bargain lunch in that area without going into the mall for the food court.

Tags: *Natick · restaurants

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan // Oct 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I agree that they use too much rice, but if you ask they’ll generally make your burrito with less.

    I recommend the Nutella milkshake they have. Also any of the smoothies. I haven’t been back to the Natick one in a while. I stopped at the one in Brookline over the summer and it was aweful, kind of soured my interest in Boloco.

  • 2 john pepper // Oct 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Hi guys,

    thanks for including our Natick restaurant in your post. Based on your experiences though (dry, too much rice, awful Nutella… uggh!) you definitely deserve a little something to make up for those slights. Send me your Boloco Card #s (or your mailing address if you don’t have one) and i’ll get some freebies your way to make up for past and thank you for the feedback.



    CEO & Co-Founder

  • 3 foppy // Oct 4, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I think Boloco is quite good. We’ve been going since it opened, and recently to us it’s seemed like it’s gotten even better. The flavors of the meats have improved, I think, more subtle and richer.

    We were excited about Chipotle coming to town, but have been disappointed. Too salty, and to anybody used to real soft tacos (with yummy things like fish and tongue and other more unmentionable things), the flour tortillas at Chipotle just seem wrong. Their advertising likes to boast about how sophisticated and authentic their flavors are, but we haven’t experienced that yet.

    I really wish there were a full-menu taqueria around here, like Anna’s. Or that Boloco would expand its menu to include more Mexican things (like tacos, plates, etc.).

    Do review Chipotle when you get a chance, Michelle, and let us know what you think!

  • 4 Jeff // Oct 5, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Boloco has provided many a quick and tasty lunch and dinner for us, but I agree it has some room for improvement.

    The rice to meat ratio on a regular basis is simply not a good one, so we end up always ordering and paying for “extra meat” when getting a burrito, and this helps make it a little better. They have good grilled chicken and tasty hot sauce.

    The burrito-makers are also quite inconsistent: some of them make them more like a round block instead of a longer burrito shape,or some of them put more or less of the fillings making it an unpredictably inconsistently prepared product.

    Overall a good place, but now they have some competition with with the new Chipotle opening up, and also with Qdoba in Wellesley (depending on where my day will take me).

  • 5 Gerald Rose // Jan 27, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Go there for breakfast and try the Truck Stop Burrito. It is amazing.

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