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Tango Mango Waltham

alt11 Sep 30, 2008 10:41 AM

There's been a sign in the former Hungry Coyote space for months now saying Tango Mango was coming soon. Anyone know whether that's true??? While there are better Mexican options in Waltham, I think it'd be a good addition to Moody Street for those looking for a quick taco/burrito fix.

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  1. failingwannabevegan RE: alt11 Sep 30, 2008 03:09 PM

    I feel like that sign has been there since I moved into the neighborhood, which is just over a year ago. It doesn't look like any thing has happened in that time either.

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      yummieeee RE: alt11 Oct 2, 2008 11:12 AM

      I've been to the tango mango in newton many times. Very good fresh burritos made to order. They also make an excellent quesadilla. They also make one of my favorite vegetarian chilli. This would be an excellent edition to moody street.

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        Christie RE: alt11 Oct 9, 2008 06:49 PM

        When I walked by today, it seemed like some work had been done in the space - I spotted some plants and other going ons...

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          criminal109 RE: alt11 Apr 24, 2009 09:39 AM

          I swung by this week and popped my head in to speak with the workers. It's supposed to open late this week (today/tomorrow) or early next. Hopefully it will be within the week. I don't know the number to call -- my guess is that they're not quite there, but it should be any day now. Decals are on the windows -- and the inside looks very nice.

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            silver queen RE: criminal109 Apr 27, 2009 08:06 AM

            I drove by yesterday and saw a sign that said "Grand Opening".

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            alt11 RE: alt11 May 4, 2009 10:53 AM

            Stopped in for a carnitas burrito on Friday and I stand by my original post about it being a good addition to Moody Street! Everything looked and tasted freshly made. Prices are reasonable and I was happy to see a near constant stream of people coming in while there.

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              Science Chick RE: alt11 May 4, 2009 11:46 AM

              Their original spot in Newton Center is decent. Not quite a good as Anna's, but solid burritos.

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              marn209 RE: alt11 May 5, 2009 08:06 AM

              Stopped in on Saturday. It was busy, which was a nice surprise. I think it is a good addition to Moody St, as there are mexican places, but no real quick joint like Anna's. I ordered the Spicy Chicken burrito, and it was good, a little too wet, but the flavors were good. I saw someone order a veggie burrito, and the vegetables looked really fresh. I might try that next time. All in all, i would give Tango Mango a B. Nothing fabulous, but good enough to grab a burrito if you have the craving.

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                rscolao RE: marn209 Jun 1, 2009 01:34 PM

                We went once, and were disappointed. We like Anna's- and this seemed like less food for more money, and not as flavorful. Plus, too much rice, not enough other stuff, particularly where we paid extra for guac and sour cream and it was hardly present. This was right after they opened, so if anyone can convince me to try again, I'd be pleased. We were looking forward to them opening.
                Our disappointment did get us to go try out El Amigo on Willow off River St-- and we liked that a lot. A plenty-filling burrito for under $5, for example, and mighty tasty. I liked the chicken burrito best. They have a lot of other things to try when I'm not craving burritos!

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                  failingwannabevegan RE: rscolao Jun 1, 2009 03:06 PM

                  I agree with this. Went once and was very disappointed. A lot of tasteless rice and almost zero of the sour cream and guac we paid for, and over priced. This was only the first week they were open, and it is very nearby, so I might give it another chance, but it is doubtful.

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                LStaff RE: alt11 Jul 8, 2009 09:48 AM

                I've been here a few times now and I think it is on par with Anna's flavor wise. But a bit nicer and not as rushed - also alot less water in the burrito since they use slotted spoons and and actually take the care to drain the beans and meat - and the black beans have always been cooked through.. And I like that I can ask for extra stuff - like extra salsa or cilantro without getting a screwface from the workers. Prices are a little bit more than Anna's, but the burritos are usually larger - the medium is about the same size as I have gotten at Anna's lately when ordering a super. I never get quac or sour cream, so can't comment on that.

                Sorry for all the comparisons to Anna's, but the food is remarkably similar, so its a natural comparison.

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