Woonsocket is a town in Rhode Island that actually is not that far from Providence, but for some reason, my husband and I never go there for dinner. Apparently, the twenty-five minute drive is too much for us? Anyway, when friends of ours invited us for Mexican food in Woonsocket, we happily agreed, excited to have a reason to venture out of Providence.
My husband and I had heard of many great things about The Burrito Company, a casual but not “jointy” Mexican restaurant featuring all sorts of classic Mexican fare, like burritos, enchiladas, nachos, tacos and so on. When we arrived around 7 on Saturday night, it was packed but we only had to wait 30 minutes or so before we were seated at a great big table. We hung out at the bar, where my dining companions enjoyed their famous classic margheritas. While I can’t personally vouch for them, apparently their margheritas are amazing. As we sat, I spent some time observing, and noticed that the restaurant itself wasn’t that big, but it was actually quite nice inside!
Once we were seated, we were greeted with some chips and salsa. The chips were definitely fresh and homemade and the salsa was tasty, though a bit too mild.
The basket was pretty small, and the four of us devoured them pretty quickly, and despite the fact we requested more two different times, we were never given more! That was just one way in which the service, while decent, at times was a bit disappointing.
I ordered their nachos supreme for dinner, and requested that the chili (which I assumed had beef in it) be replaced by beans since I am a vegetarian. The waitress then said, well, the chili has beans in it. I then explained to her that I was vegetarian and thus didn’t want the chili at all. She then told me the nachos had beef on them. I then just asked if they can make me a vegetarian version regardless of what that would be. In other words, the waitress wasn’t one hundred percent cooperative with understanding that I wanted nachos, no meat, and the vibe I got off of her wasn’t exactly friendly or accommodating. Regardless, though, my order came out just right, so I guess all is well that ends well.
The nachos were spectacular! They were smothered with guac, salsa, sour cream, pinto beans, cheese sauce, olives, jalapenos, and lettuce. I liked how the chips were sort of nestled side by side too! I literally ate all of them except for maybe three which I gave to my husband. I loved how the toppings were so generously applied!
My dining companions had steak quesadillas, fajitas and enchiladas, and they all looked tasty, served with generous amounts of rice, beans, guac and salsa. I cannot wait to return to try their vegetarian tacos and enchiladas, which are clearly vegetarian according to the menu.
All in all, while the service was OK, the food more than made up for it. It was definitely worth the 25 minute drive!
What’s your favorite Mexican dish?