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Burrito Boss

January 1, 2019

  • 1256 Lincoln Road
  • Allegan, MI 49010
  • (269) 512-7011
  • Website
  • Menu

Winter break didn’t quite go as planned.  J took 11 days off around Christmas and New Years so she could be home with the kids.  She had all sorts of plans of fun things to do with them…then she and B got sick right after Christmas.

L handled it pretty well.  She spent a lot of time playing with Legos, her Barbies, or just vegging out and watching Youtube on her Kindle.  By Saturday though, we wanted to reward her for being understanding and dealing with the boredom.

I was going to take her to South Haven to go ice skating but J had a better idea.  Allegan Event.  If you’ve never heard of this place, you need to click on this link.  It’s an indoor ropes course built by the people who build most of the ropes courses you see around the country.  It’s pretty cool and both L and I had a blast.

We spent about two hours climbing and riding the zip line before we both got pretty tired.  I got out of the course about fifteen minutes before she did and when I finally called her to come down, there was no argument.

It was close to 2:00 by the time we got back on the road and we hadn’t eaten lunch yet.  L has been really big into tacos lately and we passed a place on the way in to town that sounded really good.

Burrito Boss is on Lincoln Road (or M-89) just outside of Allegan proper to the southeast.  This odd little building was the original location of U.P. North Sandwich and Pasty Company.  U.P. North closed in November of 2017 after new owners took over just about six months prior.  The Pasty game had dried up in Allegan and it was time for something new.

That next thing is Burrito Boss.  The Mexican restaurant has been open almost a year now.  From what I can remember of U.P. North, they did some renovation when they took over the building.

Ordering is done at a counter near the entrance.  The large menu of Mexican favorites and some new spins is displayed on a series of video monitors behind the cashier.

There’s a small dining room for dine in…which L and I did.  The restaurant uses a lot of clean lines and greys, whites, and blacks to give the space a muted, yet comfortable feel.

I saw an option for Street Tacos so that’s what I did.  Three steak tacos with corn tortillas, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro.  They only used one tortilla instead of the traditional two but these really held up. There was a large portion of steak in each one and an equally as large portion of red onion, cilantro, and queso fresco.  The steak was super tender and packed with flavor.  It’s the kind of steak tacos that I could have eaten with just steak and tortilla and I’d be fine with that.

I also got an order of the Taco Fries because there was just no way I could pass that up.  The large plate of seasoned curly fries is topped with steak, nacho cheese, and sour cream.  To my surprise, L even went for some of these.  She passed on the steak but she liked the fries with the cheese and sour cream.  Personally, I could have done without the sour cream but I forgot to ask.  It was still delicious and there was so much of that perfectly tender steak piled on top of the fries.  These fries are a meal on their own and not really a side.  Luckily, I had L to help me out.

They have a few options for the kids and one of those was two tacos.  I ordered L ground beef…she really likes Taco Bell so I knew this would be the closest.  Luckily I remembered to ask if they were hard shell or soft shell.  They are usually soft shell but L only likes hard shell.  The cashier said that wouldn’t be a problem and it appeared the hard shell taco was freshly fried.  There was a very large  helping of ground beef in each of the two shells that also came with lettuce and cheddar cheese.  L ate about 1 3/4 before handing off the last bite to me so I could “have a taste.”

The kids meals also come with a side of chips and salsa.  L doesn’t do salsa but she did munch on the fresh tortilla chips.  I preferred to eat them with the salsa which was a little over mild.  Nothing that would burn your tongue but just a little bit of heat.

The bill for the two of us was a little over $22 and the entire meal took less than a half hour.

Burrito Boss is pretty legit.  The tacos were fantastic and those Taco Fries could be addicting.  L is still at the age where she prefers familiar and when it comes to tacos, that would be Taco Bell.  The fact that she not only ate, but actually said she liked the food is a pretty high compliment from this six year old.  Allegan is not a place I go through often, but this will place will always be a tempting place to stop on the way through

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