good tex mex/mexican/spanish in downtown crossing / financial district?
does it exist? or do my coworkers and i have to use dining-in?
I grew up in Texas, and I don't think that there is any good TexMex anywhere in Boston. Rudy's in Somerville is sort of close, but nothing is really even in the game. Sorry.
Seemingly all the tex mex/mexican/spanish options in downtown crossing seem to draw at least as many angry chowhound barks as they do howls of gastronomic delight...
As a starting point, what dining-in option(s) were you and said coworkers thinking of leveraging to satisfy your craving?
I've mentioned and reviewed it a couple of times here, but my favorite (and my co-workers', once I took them there), is called Tequila's Mexican Grill, on Bromfield St., next to Silvertone. If you do a search, I'm sure the prior reviews will come up.
It's a tiny place, but it does have some table seating. It's usually packed at lunchtime, but give it a try.
Boloco on Pearl Street (also one on Water Street) isn't bad, though it's really more of a quick dine-in/takeout place. I had a Bangkok burrito there recently which was pretty tasty. Definitely not a destination place by any means, but a good spot for lunch if you work in the area.
The real stuff is pretty limited in this area. For Tex-Mex, I think there's a place in Faneuil Hall...is it Zuma? No Spanish around here that I know of.
For Mexican, places with plenty of seating but mediocre if not bad food (in my opinion) include:
Fajitas and Ritas
Places with good food and limited seating:
Tequilas (though I haven't been there in years)
Andale (this is my number one choice for Mexican food)
Places with good food but no seating:
Sabrosa (outside Filene's)