- Matt H Jul 16, 2008 10:53 AM
Just noticed the other day that a new Taqueria is opening on Tremont Street in the Theatre District.
Does anyone have any information on this place? I would love to have a good Taqueria around the corner from where I live.
Here is the link:
So I tried Maria's this weekend. Overall it was quite mediocre. A couple pluses though.
1. They are open until 1am every day. So its nice to have another late night option in the area, especially when Im feeling for something outside of my usual late night Chinatown stop Peach Farm.
2. They use fresh toppings and the Pico de Gallo is quite tasty, which brings me to the major negative......
The meats are under seasoned and bland. I had the Caritas burrito and a couple chicken taco's, and both meats were bland.
I guess I was hoping for Villa Mexico and basically got another Anna's. If you find yourself out after midnight and under a couple cocktails and don't feel like eating in Chinatown its a decent stop, but otherwise very uninspiring.
re: Matt H
I just tried a carnitas burrito grande and while Matt I can see where you're coming from on meat blandness I was quite pleased with burrito over-all. And both chips and pico de gallo were excellent.
Not the carnitas I crave from the West coast, but passable. More like braised pork than real carnitas, but not atypical of other Mexican places in Boston.
I'd compare it favorably to Herra's and Maria's is open to 1:00am every night - a huge boon to those of us living downtown.
I'd be psyched to hear what other 'hounds think. Tremont just South of Boylston and the Common, next to NY Pizza.
OK, back today, trying to take my research seriously. Carnitas plate (so I could focus).
Tasty! Not real roast/fried carnitas - broasted, moist but porky and nicely seasoned. Accompanying rice, beans, and pico del gallo all quite good.
Asked the guy behind the counter 'hows business?' he says they really miss the students.
Oh, and Matt, I just looked up Villa Mexico, I always think of it as the 'gas station'. We will agree to disagree on it as a standard by which to rate other Mexican places in Boston, I was unimpressed with the carnitas there.
There will always be a difference in opinion when it comes to who makes the best Burrito in Boston, there are fans in a few different camps. I just have always enjoyed Villa, because the meats always are seasoned to my liking and the toppings always fresh.
Trust me when I say I want to like Maria's, especially since I'm a downtown resident like yourself that has been yearning for a great burrito in the neighborhood. I have tried it twice and have been uninspired thus far. I will give it another try though in the coming days and report back.
re: Matt H
Thanks Matt, this type of response it what makes this board great ...
full disclosure: my lovely wife had a shrimp burrito last night from Maria's (she does not eat meat, unfortunately I fell in love with her before this came to be true and am now trapped) and was only moderately pleased, said shrimp seemed stiff and perhaps overcooked. She *really* likes the fish burrito at Herrera's.