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Boloco = nightmare

shclogic | Aug 27, 2006 12:57 AM

We just tried to eat some terrible mess (was it food?) from Boloco on Newbury Street. The place is a disaster area. Melancholy staff greet you with stained polos and sullen speech, slopping stale, rotting food onto undercooked tortillas. I ordered a bangkok burrito w/ chicken in a bowl and my boyfriend had a carnitas. The meat looked like the skin of a 70 year old compulsive sunbather, dry, flaky and unappetizing. The troughs of ingredients were noticeably crusted and unfresh. The "peanut sauce" was gooped onto my chicken because it was so cooked down from sitting in the vat all day. One would assume this would somehow concentrate the flavor, but alas there was none to be found. If fact, I can safely say that I've eaten many pastes in my day that are far superior. As for the carnitas, we'll leave it for the rats. I'd rather eat a crunch wrap from Taco Bell. At least I'd know what I'm in for and it doesn't cost six dollars. The search for decent restaurants in the Back Bay continues, and we'll definitely be crossing Boloco off the list. Does anyone out there seriously eat this crap? I only hope now that I can keep it down...

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