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Jan 19, 2010 07:07 PM

Tango Mango in Newton Centre

Although this place has been around for quite some time, I don't think it's gotten any play on this board. In fact, although I've throught about trying it many times, I only got around to trying it tonight at the suggestion of my 10-year-old daughter, who had gone with her mother recently.

Bottom line: although hardly extraordinary, Tango Mango is a very good taqueria, turning out flavorful food at cheap prices.

One orders at a long counter on one side of the restaurant. The service is friendly and fast, and one can take their food to one of the many tables on the other side of the restaurant. I didn't see any alcohol; drinks seem to be limited to a large selection of sodas, although I did notice that they keep out a pitcher of water and paper cups, which I thought was a nice touch.

I had two excellent fish tacos -- baja style, except that the fish was grilled -- and two very good tacos al pastor. The tacos were well filled with fresh and tasty fillings and served on double corn tortillas. The fish tacos were $5.25 for two, and the tacos al pastor were $2.75 each.

The menu comprises burritos (medium or big), quesadillas, tacos, nachos, salads and "mexican plates," with the highest priced item being the $9.25 fajita plate.

This place is definitely worth checking out.

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  1. I like Tango Mango. The burritos are good. There made to order. You point at what you want and they put it in there. There's a new Tango Mango on moody street in waltham. I've only been to the Newton one. They have a very good vegetarian chili.

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    1. re: yummieeee

      Agreed - haven't been in a while, in fact, since the opening, but at the time I thought it was certainly on par quality-wise with Anna's (which may be a minus in some people's view). I should really get over there again.