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good burritos around newton/needham??

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foodtogo Mar 27, 2007 12:58 PM

My husband and I lived in Brookline and Cambridge for many years and loved Ana's Taqueria, and the other burritos places around there. We can't seem to find anything good in the 'burbs. :-( Can you recommend something around Newton/Needham? Thanks!

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: foodtogo Mar 27, 2007 01:25 PM

    Waltham is not too far, and has one of my favorite authentic Mexican taquerias in Greater Boston: Tacqueria El Amigo on Willow Street, a little hole in the wall, cheap and amazing. I've only had their tacos, never burritos, which are more of a border-food thing, I guess. I know that Carl's on Prospect St in Waltham also does burritos, but I've only done their cheesesteak subs, which are excellent.

    Here's a food blogger who covers the Newton area; I can't vouch for her stuff, but you might get some ideas there: http://tishsdish.blogspot.com/ She has good things to say about a place called Acapulco in Newton Highlands, but that's from December '05. I guess she went on hiatus at some point but is posting regularly again.

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      Dax RE: MC Slim JB Mar 27, 2007 02:05 PM

      Acapulco is a chain, and not a very good one at that. Think Border Cafe.

      I worked in Needham rigfht off 128 for 8 years and found the majority of the food offerings (particularly Latin food) to be on the weak side.

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        herzigma RE: Dax Mar 29, 2007 09:19 PM

        I'll second the "stay away from Acapulco". Pretty much industrial Mexican.

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        LStaff RE: MC Slim JB Mar 28, 2007 07:00 AM

        Carl's burritos really aren't burritos, they are cheesesteaks wrapped in a tortilla with salsa.

        El Amigo makes an ok burrito I guess - but they are more of traditional meat/refried bean tex/mex type, not the rice, choice of bean, cheese, lettuce, guac, sour cream, salsa, etc. type you find at anna's. Their tacos are pretty good though.

        Occassionaly I enjoy the bbq burritos at blue ribbon.

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        psc109 RE: foodtogo Mar 28, 2007 09:09 AM

        Tango Mango in Newton center is good. They seem to be a little more expensive that Anna's, Boca or El Pelon. I guess the rents a little higher.

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          nsenada RE: psc109 Mar 28, 2007 10:34 AM

          Second the Tango Mango recommendation, though I haven't been there for a few months.

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            steinpilz RE: nsenada Mar 29, 2007 11:19 AM

            Mango Tango isn't bad, the meat selections are better (and I think fresher) at Ana's and Boca Grande IMO. There's also Sol Azteca in Newton Centre, nice atmosphere and good food, though it would be more expensive that MT or Ana's or Boca.

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          cheesehead in recovery RE: foodtogo Mar 31, 2007 10:21 AM

          Acapulcos is horrid. Been there half a dozen times, each time worse than the next.

          Someone needs to take the empty Zathmarys in needham and turn it into an Anna's! When we're craving mexican.... we make it ourselves (kind of sad..but no good options in Newton/Needham area. ) Sol Azeteca is ok for higher end...but if you just want a quick burrito....forget it.

          1. nsenada RE: foodtogo Jul 14, 2010 06:37 AM

            A little dust has gathered on these burritos - but I was wondering if anyone's tried the "Burrito Dave's" cart that I saw parked over by Trader Joe's?

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              JoeM RE: nsenada Jul 14, 2010 07:36 AM

              It's very good. It won't impress if you judge against taco trucks in other cities, but another great street food addition to the Boston area.

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                SeaSide Tomato RE: nsenada Jul 14, 2010 08:35 AM

                Hi-

                where is this truck? on Highland ave?

                Thanks!

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                  JoeM RE: SeaSide Tomato Jul 14, 2010 08:42 AM

                  I've always seen it on Highland across the street from the Needham Hts train station, near Trader Joe's.

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                  1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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                    SeaSide Tomato RE: JoeM Jul 14, 2010 10:03 AM

                    Danke!

                    I will have to try it!

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