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Green Street, taco Wed? I had no idea!

capeanne Jan 28, 2009 06:20 PM

Guess when we go it is usually Monday ( no reason) Got there tonite and sat at bar. Taco Wednesday with 5-6 choices on taco menu at about 4 bucks a piece. We had no idea. We cobbled together a dinner of 2 carnitas, 2 duck , added another duck and a spicy chicken. Added an order of lobster fritters and we were in heaven . A couple of cocktails and a sub $40 bottle of red and we had an amazing meal. I love that place

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  1. litchick RE: capeanne Jan 28, 2009 06:50 PM

    I agree -- taco night is awesome! My faves are the duck and the fish. ;)

    1. MC Slim JB RE: capeanne Jan 28, 2009 08:41 PM

      Like I needed any more excuses to go here. Excellent tip, thanks!

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        Patricia RE: capeanne Jan 29, 2009 05:31 AM

        Sounds promising in my search for the holy grail - a good fish taco. Thanks.

        1. sailormouth RE: capeanne Jan 29, 2009 11:38 AM

          Big fan of taco night here! Very tasty and go surprisingly well with any sort of potent potable you may want.

          1. teaTomE RE: capeanne Feb 11, 2009 07:33 PM

            As always Green Street delivered. Pretty good tacos (although two of the excellent tortillas per taco is unnecessary... one is perfect). The standout taco of the 5 was the steak, with a wonderful picant sauce. The others were good but not stunningly so. As always the offal plate was the winner for bar dining (today was calf brain terrine).

            I'm kicking myself now for not trying more of the Mexican themed cocktails on offer - the thought of a Green Street Margarita is intriguing, but I was stuck on the $3 Bohemias.

            The absolute highlight of the Wed Mexican night was the Tres Leche Cake, which just became the new number one dessert in Cambridge. Thank god the owner married a Mexican!

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              jgg13 RE: teaTomE Feb 11, 2009 08:16 PM

              How was the crowding? I already have a standing Weds engagement involving booze, and while I'd love to stop by en route, it wouldn't be worth it if the bar was packed.

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                capeanne RE: jgg13 Feb 12, 2009 06:28 AM

                First time we went ( 2 weeks ag0) at 730 bar was half full and we got 2 seats but filled quickly. Last Wed at same time bar full but we got two top in bar and agree that beef is outstanding followed imho by duck...we did have margaritas with tacos and was quite divine combo

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                  jgg13 RE: capeanne Feb 12, 2009 07:15 AM

                  Thanks. I'd probably be looking at 7-7:30 time frame, so sounds like it'd work out well.

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                    teaTomE RE: jgg13 Feb 12, 2009 12:08 PM

                    Was packed at 7.30 last night. I ate my tacos standing after an argument with the lady who had apparently been reserving the bar stool I'd been sitting on for 15 minutes, for her friend who didn't turn up for hours.

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                      tallullah RE: teaTomE Feb 19, 2009 09:45 AM

                      I HATE that! "I'll move when your friend shows up."

                      Taco night is the hubs favorite! We'll have to hit it up next week.

            2. jgg13 RE: capeanne Feb 18, 2009 07:27 PM

              Finally made it out:

              - Didn't hand us taco menus until we asked
              - The tacos were pretty good for the $$. We each had a duck (meh), I had a beef (great), she had a fish (great)
              - The special drink menu was 'meh' (I had a margarita and something else, she had two something elses)

              Despite the 'meh' statements, we'd definitely go again.

              Showed up at 6:45, plenty of space at the bar. Left at 7:30, not so much space at the bar but not crowded either.

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                lmuller RE: jgg13 Feb 19, 2009 09:56 AM

                Is there a veggie taco option? chicken?

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                  jgg13 RE: lmuller Feb 19, 2009 10:11 AM

                  I probably shouldn't have reported back while intoxicated :)

                  Yes, they had carnitas, duck, beef, chicken, fish & veggie
                  The drink menu were all (I think?) tequila based

                  I really liked the beef taco and she really liked the fish taco. We both thought the duck tacos were fine, but a bit on the bland side - still, overall good though. The tortillas were good (and as Tom says, the second tortilla wasn't necessary, but welcome!)

                  I had the margarita & the el refuge (I think it was called)? I didn't much care for the latter, the agave nectar was nice at first but it quickly became sickly sweet. She had something or other involving st germaine which she really liked, but then had the el diablo and said it was so-so. One of the two she noted that the drink really highlighted the notes of the tequila though.

                  Still, for the price it was a nice quickie dinner.

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                    dfan RE: jgg13 Feb 20, 2009 08:04 AM

                    I like the Refuge quite a bit, but my favorite tequila cocktail at Green Street is the Rosita. Hopefully that's on the Taco night drink menu too.

                  2. re: lmuller
                    litchick RE: lmuller Feb 19, 2009 06:01 PM

                    Yes to both: veggie and chicken tacos are on the menu.

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