Guacamole in the Square
This week FM set out to examine which restaurant has the best guacamole in Harvard Square. From Border Café to Boloco we bring you the inside scoop on the guacamole goodness.
Chipotle’s guacamole is quite well known and it certainly lived up to its reputation. With a smooth, consistent texture and a fresh avocado flavor, this was a strong entrant. We liked the balance of cilantro and lime. While the guac lacked salt, the saltiness of the chips made up for it.
Felipe’s chips have a fresh tortilla flavour, with just a hint of salt and no lime and were our favorite. This was a great complement to their guacamole, which was the best that we tasted. With tomato chunks and plenty of onion and garlic notes, Felipe’s recipe provided a complex and nuanced flavor with many strong highlights. Also the freshest.
Boloco’s chips were thick, but were not very fresh. This was also a feature of their guac. While it was the correct color, the flavor was strangely sour, indicating use of extra lime juice to keep it green longer. The texture was creamy, almost too rich, and it included too much cilantro. Like Chipotle, Boloco used the chips to provide the salty notes, but the overpowering flavor of the guac negated this choice.