Like proud mothers with their newborns (or overbearing mothers with their 40-year-old sons), the best Mexican cooks swaddle their freshest ingredients in soft blankets of tortilla. Experience some lovingly tucked-in burritos with today’s Groupon, which gets you $10 worth of fresh Mexican fare for $5 at MexiCali Burrito Co. in Kendall Square.
The San Francisco–style taqueria's menu specializes in the large, Mission-style burritos perfected in NoCal. The MexiCali Burrito ($6.52) comes with one filling, two toppings, rice, and beans. Available fillings include grilled chicken with red chili sauce, citrus-marinated achiote chicken, spicy pork, slow-roasted beef, marinated-and-charbroiled steak, and three daily options of seasonal vegetables. Add even more flavor with the toppings, including pico de gallo bursting with fresh tomato flavor, delicious guacamole, a mozzarella / Monterey jack mix of shredded cheese, and more. For a bigger appetite, try “Boston’s biggest burrito,” the Big Sur ($8.33), and make your snake-father proud by dislocating your jaw to eat it.
Burrito alternatives are just as fresh and include the Tech Square Tacos (2 for $5.71), quesadillas ($5.24), nachos ($5.71), and more. A free salsa bar lets you test your tolerance for aggressive peppers, ranging in spiciness from “tangy tomatillo” to “habanero heat,” which receives rave reviews from MexiCali’s soft-drink distributor.
The family-run eatery stuffs its burritos and other classic Mexican dishes with fresh, healthy ingredients. To link heart health with taste-bud joy, you can opt for whole-wheat tortillas and nonfat yogurt. MexiCali also grills up a variety of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
MexiCali Burrito Co. is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
- This Mission-style burrito joint is a real hit in Kendal [sic] Square. Family run with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great choices for vegans and vegetarians or carnivores. Great price/quality ratio. Free salsa bar is a nice touch. – helenew564050, Zagat
- The ingredients tasted fresh, the pico de gallo was tangy in the only way fresh tomatoes can be, my achiote chicken was deliciously citrusy, the tortilla was right off the griddle and the guac tied it all together. – Angelina C., Yelp
- Creative spin to mexican [sic] food with a variety of dishes...In an era of the eternal search for value without sacrificing quality, look no further than MexiCali. – JasonK5610, Zagat
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