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Good Mexican food?

yoquieromexicano Mar 13, 2002 12:44 PM

Just moved into town and am looking for great Mexican. Any ideas? I have heard great things about Cafe Romero but not much else.

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    no BS RE: yoquieromexicano Mar 13, 2002 01:53 PM

    Try the Forest Cafe on Mass Ave, between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. After living many years in Calif. and enjoying GOOD Mexican food, this is one of the very few that even qualifies as authentic in the Boston area.

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      1CrispyDude RE: no BS Mar 13, 2002 04:16 PM

      I 2nd that on the Forest Cafe. Also La Paloma in Quincy.

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        Sam I Am RE: no BS Mar 15, 2002 01:38 PM

        Try La Viva Burito, Staniford Street, off Cambridge Street between Beacon Hill and Fleet Center. No waitress service and open air kitchen. Fast service, quality dishes, and you can even get a beer.

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        ellie RE: yoquieromexicano Mar 13, 2002 02:42 PM

        Tu Y Yo in Somerville is my favorite. Here's a link to their website:

        Link: http://tuyyomexicanfonda.com/1.html

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          tamarl9 RE: yoquieromexicano Mar 14, 2002 10:17 AM

          If you're looking for a simple taqueria, check out Taqueria La Mexicana in Union Square. Excellent burritos, in a soft and pliable flour tortilla, and fantastic vegetable tamales and chiles rellenos.

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            C. Fox RE: tamarl9 Mar 14, 2002 04:01 PM

            Which Union Square? Allston or Somerville?

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              tamarl9 RE: C. Fox Mar 18, 2002 08:42 AM


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            Stevebop RE: yoquieromexicano Mar 14, 2002 01:49 PM

            You must go to Tacos el Charro in Jamaica Plain, at 349 Centre Street in the Hyde Square section.
            A friend of mine from Mexico thinks it's the most authentic Mexican restaurant he's been to outside of his home country...and great authentic Mariachi music on weekends.


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              Kansas Tornado RE: yoquieromexicano Mar 16, 2002 03:37 PM

              This is the real thing. Just 1/2 mile from Porter Square on the corner of Somerville Ave and Elm.

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                Seth Ditchik RE: Kansas Tornado Mar 19, 2002 12:58 PM

                Although it should be mentioned that Tacos Lupita is El Salvadorean, not Mexican. But I'll second the notion; best Central American (lets say) food in Boston.

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