The "Lunch in Harvard Square" Blog - Restaurant Reviews

Since starting to work in the Square in mid-August, I'm trying to eat lunch at a new restaurant every day until I can't find any more. Here's my list of the Top Ten Lunch Restaurants in Harvard Square (Food Only). Got a suggestion on a new lunch spot for me? New Restaurants to Try in Harvard Square.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


6. 8-24 Felipe's on Mt. Auburn - burritos - only dark chicken meat. This place is a machine, moving people fast. And they better get a lot of volume, because their basic burrito is only $3! Apparently Felipe's is THE place for undergrads to grab a quick bite, and with that price, no wonder. The food is good, I only wish they had white chicken meat. About $6 for a well-stuffed burrito.

Updated, 10-14-2011: Felipe's rocks. I've been to it so many times now that they recognize me, which is saying something given how many people get lunch there. Even though the menu is much simpler than Boloco's down the street, I'm now convinced that Felipe's is much better than Boloco, both in terms of quality and value. Simply put, there's no better place to get good, healthy food at a great price. You get to pick everything you want in the burrito and then watch them make it in seconds. The knife flashes as it cuts the meat and/or vegetables, the sour cream gets plopped on the meat, the jalapenos get clumped in the middle of the burrito, making for a single bite full of pain - and yet, the food is absolutely delicious. The cashiers know how to ask "anything else? for here or to go?" - and nothing else - and yet they have you on your way in mere seconds. Felipe's is an efficient and cheap haven for lunch in the Square.


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