On the same day I went to Cherry Bomb Cupcakes, my friend and I grabbed a quick bite at Boca Grande, just down the block.
Boca Grande is a nice, informal eatery. There is a cafeteria-style counter at the front and a self-serve soda machine on the side. The seating area is really bright and inviting. It has a nice ambiance. I ordered tacos al pastor and my friend got nachos.
I asked the man at the register if the tacos had any gluten products in them, when that didn’t work, I ask if there was any wheat in them. He called over another gentleman from the kitchen and I asked the questions again. I explained I had an allergy to gluten. They both shook their heads.
I finally asked them about each component: what is in the pork? What is in the corn tortillas? What is in the avocado cream? They looked at me the whole time like I was a bit nutty. I did not appreciate that. They did their best to answer my questions, but I was nervous that I would get sick later that night.
The tacos were really tasty. The pork had a little bit of heat, which was nicely offset by the avocado cream on top. My friend’s nachos were slightly less appetizing. The nachos were just kind of a pile of chips with giant dollops of re-fried beans and a tiny bit of cheese and salsa sprinkled on top.
It’s a great place to grab a quick bite, but be prepared to ask a lot of questions.
Boca Grande has two locations, one in Cambridge and one in Brighton. This review is only of the Brighton Location. http://www.bocagranderestaurant.com/index.html
G/F suitability: 2/5
Ambiance in 1 word: sunny