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Jan 14, 2008 03:11 PM

Taco Lowdown

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.

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  1. Taquiera la Mexicana, Somerville.

    1. 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.

      Aguacate Verde
      13 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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      1. re: smtucker

        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.

        1. re: finlero

          Tacos Lupita is also my pick. I'm not as crazy about the burritos there for whatever reason, but al pastor (my favorite), carne asada, and chicken are all excellent in their tacos.

        2. re: smtucker

          I always get the steak taco combo. I think I'll get one tonight!

        3. Taqueria El Amigo, Waltham. TLM and Lupita more are more convenient for me, so I go there often. Both, IMHO, are superior to Annas-Boca but El Amigo is worth making a trip.

          Taqueria El Amigo
          196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

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          1. re: chilibaby

            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.

          2. 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!

            1. 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

              Middlesex Lounge
              315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139