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I was out on a walk, and had missed lunch, so I decided to stop in at the Olecito at BU-700 Commonwealth Ave. I had my eye on this place, but never had a chance to go in. Besides, how could I cheat on Anna’s? Before writing this review, I checked out Yelp and they didn’t give this place such good reviews.

The space is small, but clean, and there are few seats by the window if you want to ‘dine in’. There are also seats outside if the weather is nice, and additional seating is located in the Warren Towers lobby.

So I order a chicken burrito ($5.50) which is pretty standard fare. It’s pretty hefty-weighs a ton, and is loaded with rice. I ordered it with the Mexican rice as opposed to the cilantro rice. While it is a light red/orange color, which would imply spice, there is virtually no flavor.

The chicken was SUPER DRY-and flavorless. I have to admit that I had about 4 bites and threw the rest away. I walked over to Anna’s to get a real burrito. I’m sure that Olecito makes some good things, maybe I caught them on a bad day (no one was in there but me). I think I’ll go back and try another location and perhaps a torta and see how things go. As for this time, and this burrito, I left unimpressed.

Olecito

Olecito Brookline
Open Everyday 11am-9pm

6 Cypress Street (food and photos were from this location)
behind Brookline Village
Brookline Massachusetts
617.739.1408

Other locations include:

Olecito Cambridge
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

12 Springfield Street in Inman Square
Cambridge Massachusetts
617.876.1374


TACO

on two small corn tortillas

BAJA $2.75 Battered shrimp or fish, pickled cabbage, chipotle mayonnaise, cilantro pesto.

CARNITAS $2.75 Braised pork, with salsa verde, pineapple salsa, pickled cabbage.

ARRACHERA $2.75 Marinated steak, pinto bean spread, Jack cheese, lettuce, avocado sauce.

RAJAS $2.75 Creamy Poblano peppers, black beans, Jack cheese, lettuce, guacamole.

TORTA
Mexican-style sandwich on telera bread

SONORA $6.75 Marinated steak, pinto bean spread, guacamole, rajas, Jalapeño cheese, lettuce, chipotle sauce.

LA MILPA $6.50 Grilled Portobello mushroom, zucchini, corn, queso fresco, poblano chile, lettuce, tomatoes, chipotle sauce.

OAXAQUEÑA $6.75 Jalapeño cheese, queso fresco, chile relleno, lettuce, tomatoes, chipotle sauce.

YUCATECA $6.75 Cochinita (braised pork with guajillo chile) pickled onions, avocado sauce, queso fresco, pinto bean spread, lettuce, chipotle sauce.

PIOLÌN $6.75 Adobo marinated chicken, pinto bean spread, chipotle mayonnaise, Jalapeño cheese, lettuce, tomatoes.

CUBANO $6.75 braised pork, ham, prosciutto, pickles, Jack cheese, mustard, chipotle mayonnaise.

SALAD
Chopped romaine lettuce, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, Jack cheese, chipotle raspberry vinaigrette, choice of meat or grilled vegetables.
Meat selection: chicken / steak / braised pork
$5.50

QUESADILLA
Large flour tortilla, Jack cheese, pico de gallo, choice of meat or grilled vegetables.
Meat selection: chicken / steak / braised pork
$4.50

ENCHILADA
Soft flour tortilla, Mexican rice, black beans, crema fresca, pico de gallo, choice of ranchera, mole poblano or salsa verde, choice of meat or grilled vegetables.
Meat selection: chicken/steak/braised pork
$7.50

BURRITO
On large flour tortilla or served in a bowl, choice of Mexican rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, Jack cheese, sour cream, choice of meat or grilled vegetables.
Meat selection: chicken / steak / braised pork
$5.50

EXTRAS + SIDES
add extra chicken/steak/pork $1.00
chips + salsa $3.00
chips + guacamole $3.50
soup of the day $3.50

POSTRE
churros $2.00
berrycito (frozen yogurt) $2.75
toppings .50each

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