Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boloco: Globally Inspired Burritos & People for Bikes

This past weekend I was invited to Boloco to celebrate the completion of a 5 day ride from Boston to DC put on by People for Bikes and to try some yummy food. 
Hearing that Boloco is a burrito place, one may think it is just another Chipotle spin-off but that assumption could not be more wrong. It is so much more then that. They offer several different types of burritos inspired from flavors around the globe such as teriyaki, tikka masala, cajun, bangkok thai and others. If that is not your thing they also have the classic "Mexican" burrito as well as the option to customize it to whatever your heart desires. 

One of my favorite parts is that they have 3 different burrito sizes you can choose from: original, small and mini. The mini is what you will see below. 

They had a nice set up with 3 different burritos to try and some fixings. 
The pico de gallo and corn salsa were both fresh and delicious. The guacamole, wow, something to brag about. This is probably the best guacamole that I have had at a fast food/quick eats restaurant. The chips were also good, I was told that the owner of the restaurant created a recipe for them because he couldn't find one up to his standards. 
My friend and I decided to split the 3 burritos so we could try each of them (mini size below). 
1. The Summer with White Chicken (left) mango salsa, melted cheese, black beans, boloco rice. This one was pretty good, but I am not a fan of beans so it was not my favorite. My friend really liked it though. 
2. Buffalo Burrito with White Chicken (middle) spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, boloco rice. This was my favorite of the bunch. I am not a fan of blue cheese at all, but everything in this burrito tasted awesome.
3. Teriyaki Burrito with Tofu/vegan (right) sweet teriyaki sauce, caramelized onions, broccoli, carrots, brown rice. I am not a fan of tofu, but that being said, this was probably the one tofu dish I have semi-liked but I am not going to making the switch over anytime soon. With chicken/steak this burrito would have been awesome. 
Overall I was really impressed with the quality of the food. If the food can taste this good sitting out for an hour, I can't wait to try it fresh. I like that they can cater to the vegans/vegetarians as well as the carnivores of the world. They are also 2 Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association which is pretty cool. 

Boloco also offer smoothies/milkshakes, way to play to my gluttonous side (my eye is on the nutella shake), but luckily they offer original, small and mini sizes too. They also have some sort of frequent buyer card which is awesome! 

1028 19th St NW
Washington DC
Boloco on Urbanspoon

The reason why Boloco was open on a Sunday and why we were there to eat all this yummy food was the completion of Ride on Washington through People for Bikes. Last Wednesday (4/24) they started in Boston and ended in DC on Saturday, completing the journey in 5 days! This ride was done to raise money for the organization and Boloco was one of their sponsors.  

A little more about People for Bikes if you were curious (taken from their website), very cool cause:


  1. Looks like you had a great time with some delicious burritos!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I can't imagine riding a bike that far.... Wow! Glad they got such a treat when they got here. :)