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May 28, 2008 01:21 PM

Cabo Bob's Burritos

I was at the Chic-Fil-A near the WalMart at 35 and Ben White and noticed they were putting a place in the little shopping center there called Cabo Bob's Burritos. Anyone heard anything about this or know the name?

The reason I'm interested is that my boyfriend and I are in a current arguement- Chipotle vs Freebirds, (I'm on the FB side) and if it's good this could be another player.

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  1. I've been wondering about that place too. I work right down the street. I agree - I like chipotle, but another choice for tacos or burritos would be good.

    1. Well I'm not up on the burrito argument but I do know a little about what's coming from Cabo Bob's, for what it's worth, since my friend is their chef. They're locally owned and I believe this is the first one. They plan on making the tortillas in front of you, and they'll use a real mesquite grill, not gas. What got my attention though is that they are the only Austin place with Dublin Dr Pepper, which is the original Dr. Pepper made with pure sugar cane instead of the corn syrup stuff. They have other sugar cane drinks too which my friend was excited about. I'm not old enough to remember the colas before they switched to corn syrup but apparently they were a lot different and some swear by them. Hope that helps!

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      1. re: scarletm

        Actually Cabo Bob's is not the only place in Austin to offer Dublin Dr. Pepper. Tom's Taboolery on Guadalupe next to Antones Records has Dublin D.P. as well, I am happy to inform you.

        1. re: Motorblade

          also the bbq place a block south, or east, of Ohlen on 183 has Dublin DP. Not to mention Central Mkt used to sell it, and probably several other joints...

          1. re: sambamaster

            I know that several places around town carry the Dublin sugarcane Dr. Pepper, but Cabo Bob's is the first place I've seen it available at a (self-serve) soda fountain. All the places I've seen before with Dublin Dr. Pepper had it either in bottles or cans.

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        1. I went by this place for lunch today. It was pretty packed. It's a build your own buritto place, similar to Freebirds, but with more choices. Chicken, beef, pork, and fried fish. You can get a burrito or tacos. I got a burrito with shredded pork. I thought it was bland. The pork had no flavor except too salty. The rice was bland. But I will say that I didn't get beans or a sauce, so that could have something to do with it. The pork was cooked well, you also get several choices in flavor of tortilla. All in all, I'm going to try it again to try the crispy fish tacos. I love fish tacos, I just had to go with my other love today - pig. The pig was disappointing, hopefully the fish won't be.

          1. i had the shredded pork bowl today and i absolutely loved it. the pork was delicious and flavorful. the beans, also remarkable. they put lots of guacamole, salsa, and fresh cilantro on it. the serving was massive. i really was impressed and all chowhounders should support them and try it!!