I saw a thread about burritos and I thought to myself, "hmm, where can I get an excellent taco." I love all tacos except fish ones (as I can't eat fish). I like both crispy shell and soft shell. Tell me your opinions on where I can go to experience a really great taco.
Tacos Lupita on Elm Street in Somerville is my current favorite for soft tacos. The carne asada and al pasteur tacos are delicious. I haven't even tried the chicken since I can't eat more than two in a sitting. DC loves their burritos and beans as well.
13 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Second Tacos Lupita. I have no trouble whatsoever eating three in one sitting, and usually get one chicken, one al pastor, and one asada. Be sure to try both the green and red sauces; they're both spicy, but the green is bright while the red is earthy.
Personally, I find the tacos at Lupita to be night and day better than those at Taqueria la Mexicana, but my TLM data set is admittedly small.
El Amigo gets my vote as well, especially for their fantastically porky griddle-sizzled carnitas. I'm usually choosing between their tacos especiales (4 to an order, with a wedge of avocado in each) and their tortas (which are very good but not as good as Lupita's). Either makes a nice lunch with a glass of their very tasty horchata.
And, although tacos are not the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Angela's in East Boston - she makes some great ones - Tacos arabes are raved about (with pork), tacos con tinga, a shredded pork (?) in a sauce, tacos al pastor, and my favorie - gorditas con chorizo! You can also ask for - and these are wonderful - homemade tortillas with a serving of rajas - poblano peppers con crema...Absolutely great! We also recently tried a steak quesadilla (chosen by a non CH-er) - all three of the Hounds sharing it with her were bowled over - and all three of us said we would have never ordered it on our own!
mostly a me too post:
lupita tacos al pastor
angela's tacos arabes
anna's tacos al pastor aren't bad
totally different style, but I was pleasantly surprised: middlesex lounge jumbo taco (maybe lunch only?)
I still need to try taco loco's tacos.
Taco Loco Mexican Grill
44 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139