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March 12, 2003

Best Burrito East of the Mississippi

For the past 2-3 weeks I've been having cravings for a really good take-out burrito. Rob and I used to enjoy them from a little mexican place in Palo Alto across the street from The Creamery (I hear that that place is gone now ::sigh:: ). We'd also occasionally get them from this little take-out window place on El Camino.

They don't have burritos in New Hampshire. At least not the big, two-handful, wrapped in tin-foil, full of rice and beans and chicken and lots of other good stuff kind that we had in California.

Here they have Taco Bell.

Tonight I was in Cambridge for the Mac User Group Meeting. I parked my car on Mass Ave just outside of Harvard Sq and hopped on the T to MIT.

Later, heading home, I climbed into my car. I was about to put the key in the ignition when I glanced out the window across the street. There was a little hole-in-the-wall mexican place with a "Take Out Burritos" neon in the window. It looked just like the places I'd go in California. Just like NONE of the mexican places I'd seen so far in New England. This was a no-brainer.

I ordered a chicken burrito grande with guacamole. Just watching the guy assemble it, I knew I was in for a treat.

I had intended to save it until I got home, but... well, just a bite or two here in the car would be OK.

I nearly finished it right there. Best burrito I've had since Calif.

That's actually a little bit of faint praise, since the burritos here are nothing to cheer about. But take my word for it. This was a good one. This one was as good as the best I'd had out there.

Boca Grande, on Mass Ave, just west of Harvard Sq. I'm going back there again soon.

Posted by jghiii at March 12, 2003 11:30 AM
Posted by: Chip on March 14, 2003 01:56 PM

I take it you've never been to La Hacienda, there's one in Nashua and one in Manchester, maybe more. They have burritos such as you speak of.

Posted by: Jack on March 16, 2003 03:55 PM

Thanks for the lead. I'll have to check it out.

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