Monday, December 1, 2008

Cheap Eats: Boloco

Sure, there are plenty of places in this town to get a burrito, but their options are often fairly limited. Enter Boloco, which features a menu of "inspired burritos" that stray from the classic bean-and-rice. With 11 (soon to be 13) stores in Massachusetts (plus branches in New Hampshire and Vermont), Boloco is a great option for cheap, fast, filling, and nutritous meal.

For a fast food restaurant, the options at Boloco are vast. You can go traditional with the Classic (cheese, pinto beans, salsa, cilantro, and rice) or the brand-new and very tasty Yucatan (lime rice, black beans, pickled onions, habanero salsa, and sour cream), or you try something a little un-burrito-like, such as the Mediterranean (black bean hummus, salsa, olives, feta, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette, and rice) or this Bostonist's favorite, the Bangkok (peanut sauce, slaw, cucumbers, and brown rice). Each wrap or bowl comes with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, tofu, or peppers and onions. Regulars are under $6, and larges are under $7.

When you go, make sure to ask for a Boloco card. Part gift card, part rewards system, the card can be loaded with cash and used to rack up points for free meals (including a free burrito just for registering). During the holiday season, you get a free burrito for each $25 you put on a card. Or you can always just get an empty card and use it for the rewards!

With so many locations in Boston, there's bound to be a Boloco near you. The newest of the bunch will be opening right next to the Common, at the corner of Boylston and Charles, in about two weeks. Hours vary by location, but many are open as late as 11pm, and some even offer online ordering.

Originally posted on Bostonist.

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4 comments:

Claire said...

have to admit I'm more of a chipolte girl, but that picture you snapped is making me reconsider. anyways, I've started profiling local bloggers, and I did you today. Enjoy (I hope)!
http://www.bostontparties.com/2008/12/boston-t-partyers-cave-cibum/

Pam said...

I'm an Anna's and Chipotle girl at heart, but I really like Boloco's more unique offerings, especially the Bangkok. The burrito in the picture is the Cajun.

Thanks for the profile! I appreciate the kind words!

susan said...

I've never been to Chipotle, but I do love Boloco. Remember when it was called the wrap?

Pam said...

Susan, I like "The Wrap" so much better because it spoke more to what they do.