Picante Mexican Grill
Brunch With Bostonist At Picante
Jon got in touch with me after seeing my huevos rancheros struggles and offered to help. Call it an intervention.
I'd been to Picante before but never for brunch. Table service on Sunday mornings. Surprise. I made a clown out of myself and ordered at the counter.
The food was only ok. Surplus tortillas were served absent a delivery vehicle resulting in unneeded sogginess. The tomatoes were a little flat, likely hailing from a can. Hey, at least the food was as described, unlike some.
I'd go back only because it's close and there's no line for brunch. But uninspiring taste, weekends only, and open after 10am doesn't fulfill the mission requirements.
The huevos hunt continues!
Weight: 21.9 oz | Price: $4.95 | FDR: 4.42
Bright Green Sauce, Take One
Specimen: Potato burrito.
Green Stuff: Homemade aguacate sauce.
Verdict: Good if you're a vegetarian.
All Points West
In the true spirit of journalism, Burrito Blog has obtained footage proving she actually eats. This was her last Mexican meal, at Picante, before moving to LA.
Oh yeah, Lisa got two tacos and was shocked to find they each came on their own plate.
Taco, Self Promotion, Supersuckers
I had the portobello taco, which was $3.25 I think. That's a little expensive for a taco, but it came with guacamole. It was ok.
In line, I heard these guys behind me talking about how the line at Anna's moves so much faster, so I introduced myself and gave the site a little plug. Their reaction: "You have a blog about burritos? You can't be serious."
Oh, but I am.
Picante Flautas Plate
The good news is this was the first warm day in Massachusetts since last September.
I believe even when something is good (in Picante's case, bad) you've got to reevaluate to strengthen the certainty of your conclusion. So with low expectations I hit Cambridge again for some people's republic burrito testing.
The scientific process works, and my low expectations were exceeded. Last time I was here I tried to order a simple man's burrito - just chicken, rice, salsa and hot sauce. That kind of thing doesn't fly 'cause it's just too plain at this place. Learning from that I got the Tino - a chicken burrito with spinach and mushrooms. Give the kid some flavor.This Picante Mexican Grill meal was rated: .
Welcome to Picante Mexican GrillMap) and one in Sommerville's Davis Square (Map), Picante's got the north side of the Charles River covered. Their draw is their healthy cooking:
Picante is a health conscious gourmet Mexican taqueria in the popular California style. We don't add oil or sugar to our delicious beans, and no lard anywhere!
Here's my complaint: since the burritos aren't served with foil, you've got to wach your hands before eating anything. But the bathroom's always locked and you've got to ask for the key like it's a highway side gas station. Anyway, they do a brunch menu on the weekends and the burritos are served with a few tortilla chips.