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Nov 17, 2006 12:50 AM

Taqueria La Mexicana in Somerville

Has anyone been to Taqueria La Mexicana in Union Square Somerville recently? I have read several good reviews. Has anyone had their enchiladas, tacos, burros (burritos) or nachos? Any information would be appreciated.

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  1. I've been recently, and of the dishes you've posted, I've had the nachos and the enchiladas and loved both of them. I recommend getting the nachos with beef and the enchiladas with the potato/chorizo mixture. And ask for extra hot sauce - it's not hot at all.

    1. I go all the time. I love the nachos -- simple, HUMONGOUS and delicious. I get them with carnitas, which they crisp up on the grill before topping the chips and before melting the cheese. Mmmmmm.

      I prefer the torta at Tacos Lupita, but theirs is pretty good. They also do lots of tamales around the holidays, and you can order them for your next big party.

      1. Love the burros, very very big though. Tamales are excellent too. Nice folks, homey feeling.

        1. This is one of my favorite neighborhood spots. I love the tamales, especially either the vegetable or pork ones. Of the tacos, either the steak or potato/chorizo are best, IMO. Enchiladas are OK. In general I stay away from their chicken in favor of the pork, steak, veggie or potato/chorizo fillings for any of their items, as the chicken seems to be of low-ish quality and kind of bland. The roasted veggie burro is excellent. Do ask for hot sauce! Oh and the pork quesadilla is sinfully delicious. Next time I'm getting the nachos---have not tried them yet.

          1. I've been three or four times since September. It's not quite great, except for the price. The tamales are my favorite thing there. I also think the chips with guacamole are much better than average, and the grilled chicken dinner plate is very tasty. The food tends to be a little bland, and I don't think there's any way to get it really spiced up. (I've heard the owner comment about how gringos can't handle spicy food.)

            I'd say it's on par with Boca Grande, which I also like and think is underappreciated.