Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of globally inspired burritos at Boloco. This Groupon is only valid at the Tufts University location in Medford.
Boloco's burritos fill traditional flour and whole wheat tortillas or bowls with intercontinental flavors from such diverse culinary centers as the Yucatan, Thailand, and Memphis. Each signature burrito ($3.95–$6.25) envelops a parade of themed ingredients, such as the mango-salsa-filled summer burrito, the headily spiced Cajun burrito, or the peanut-sauce-imbued thai burrito. Guests then select a scrumptious protein stuffing from an extensive list that includes naturally-raised chicken, steak, carnitas, and organic tofu. Diners with weighty morsels in hand chow down at brightly lit tables or challenge each other to the world's messiest bean-counting contest.
Boloco aspires to delight diners with the unexpected and strives to take care of its employees and the planet in the process. The Boston-based business first opened in 1997 as Under Wraps. But in 2005, it changed its name to Boloco, realizing wraps incited some terrible feelings - often involving alfalfa sprouts. With the fresh name came a new mantra, "Globally Inspired Burritos."
Despite winning an award for "stupidest name change", Boloco's menu has steadfastly offered customers globally inspired burritos and burrito bowls alongside smoothies and shakes, such as the Jimmy Carter, infused with all-natural peanut butter and premium ice cream. Boloco also uses eco-friendly practices, recognizing that today that might mean corn cups and utensils, but tomorrow it could mean driving to work in cars fueled by guacamole.