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Good Mexican (I realize we're in a wasteland, lol)

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We liked Jose's in Cambridge.
Anywhere else that you can rec?

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  1. We're actually not in a wasteland. Angela's Cafe in East Boston, Cafe Azteca in Lawrence, El Sarape in Braintree, Taqueria El Amigo and Taqueria Mexico in Waltham, and La Siesta in Winthrop are all very good to excellent places.

    El Sarape
    5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184

    Taqueria El Amigo
    196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

    Taqueria Mexico
    24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

    Cafe Azteca
    180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      hb, I agree with all recommendations except for El Sarape. A little greasy for me. We call it heartburn heaven. Still trying to figure out how to spell relief.

      El Sarape
      5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184

    2. I'll vouch for Dorado and El Pelon, both of which also seem to please my Houston-transplant friends.

      El Pelon
      2197 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135

      1. taqueria el amigo in waltham
        taqueria jalisco in east boston
        rosticeria cancun in east boston
        king tacos in chelsea and revere
        los pinos mexican grill in east boston
        taqueria el rancho grande in east boston
        taqueria mexico in waltham
        angela's cafe in east boston

        1. We are not in a wasteland. 10 or so years ago we were but no longer. East Boston and other communities have huhe Mex/Central Am populations and they have brought the cuisine of their countries.

          I usually dislike it when posters present "credentials" to support thei claim but I will give you some background. I have spent anywhere from a week to 2 months every winter in MX and opened 2 tacquerias (not in Boston)..over the last 20 years. Our #1 best sellers were Baja fish tacos and carnita in various form..plates, tacos, burritos. Most of our chefs come from Puebla and Baja and my partner married a lovely woman from Puebla, and they have son who is like my nephew. These women (all the cooks are women) didn't forget how to cook, when they crossed the border to the US. The food is delicious and obviously authentic. All salsas are made from scratch in house.

          I eat enough MX food from trips to MX and my own places but I have eaten at Angela's (not a tacqueria but more sopistcated dishes) and think it's terrific. I haven't eaten at the other places; but they are recommended here by people's whose food/taste opinion I respect. Sorry but I can't provide favorites or not so favorites.

          Please branch out from Jose's and I think you'll be surprised at how improved Boston's MX food is. If I was able to open a better than decent tacqueria in the American SE, there's no reason that someone can't open 1 in Boston..:)

          1. Tu Y O outside Davis Square is really good.

            Papagayo in Fort Point just opened, and while I haven't been a friend from Arizona loved it.

            Tu Y Yo Mexican Fonda
            858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

            283 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

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            1. re: hoolese

              I love the Taqueria in Union Square -- amazing, amazing food and nice people. It used to be a takeout stand but they've expanded to a full dining room. So good.