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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Check out this great new burrito place on Sherbourne

Like many Torontonians, I love to hunt for the best burritos in this burrito-blessed city, so I was happy to discover Bolet's Burrito. It's located at 134 Lower Sherbourne Street south of Front Street East, just past the Rabba Foods.

The restaurant is in an oddly shaped space up a flight of stairs, but that doesn't stop the lunch time crowd from streaming in from the nearby offices.

They offer chicken, beef, pork, veggie, shrimp and fish burritos. The small ones are giant and weigh a ton, and they sell for just $5.25 to $6.75. If you haven't eaten in a few days and are going into hibernation, you could try a large burrito for $6.25 to $7.75.

You can pick your toppings, which include rice, beans, fresh guac (no extra charge), cheese, salsa and hot sauce. The burritos are toasted on the grill. I'd still say that Mission Burrito is my favourite burrito joint in town, but this is pretty great too.

Prescilla makes your burrito to order. 
My recommendation: the small beef burrito
Bolet's Burrito was opened about a year ago by Mauricio and Prescilla, a couple from the Philippines. But even though they are serving Mexican food, they add their own touch of home. On Mondays and Fridays they serve an adobo chicken burrito, made with the soy-and-vinegar-marinated meat that is the national dish of the Philippines.

Be warned that Bolet's isn't open late. Hours are 11 to 7 Monday to Wednesday, 11 to 8:30 Thursday and Friday and 12 to 6 on Saturday.

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  1. Agreed! Huge and delicious burritos made with love by the very friendly owners. Glad to hear there are lunchtime lineups, the location is a bit hard to find and they deserve more exposure.

  2. Phillipino burritos! Hmmm. Sounds intertesting!
    I haven't heard of this place before, but next time I'm in the area I'll prob check it out. Nice find Sarah!

  3. Huge burritos for a small price.
    Very friendly owners.
    Definitely a place to go.

  4. Just tried them this afternoon, it was delicious. Put Bolet's on your list if you have a burrito craving like I do, and you won't be disappointed. I'll be back for more.