For about two years diners have waited in line at the Boca Loca food truck for delicious burritos served up with a side of sass from owner Heather Doeberling. Now folks can cop a squat at her brand new 30-seat restaurant, located just steps from the campus of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea (1 Berea Commons, 440-625-0121, bocalocaburritofactory.com), which opened earlier this week.
Once admittedly obsessed with Chipotle’s burritos, Doeberling often found herself waiting in line surrounded by plenty of disgruntled customers and staff.
“I thought, I can make a better burrito, make sure it’s locally sourced, I can give back to the community which I’m a part of, and I can make people have fun while they’re waiting,” she explains. “Boca Loca means crazy mouth, which means you’ll never know what comes out of our mouths.”
The restaurant takes the place of Sandwich Delites, a neighborhood staple since 1975. During lunch and dinner customers will find all their favorite truck-based dishes and then some. Along with burrito favorites like the Big Wet One filled with carnitas, cilantro-lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo and cheese and smothered in melted queso sauce, and the Cubano with carnitas, ham, cheese, mustard and spicy pickles, there is an all-new lineup of starters.
One unique aspect of the eatery is that they are part of the BW student meal plan.
“Before, the only options other than the cafeteria was Domino’s,” Doeberling says. “College kids need decent food too.”
As for the truck, it still makes the occasional rounds so keep an eye – and ear – out for Doeberling and partner Emily Moes.