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Montecristo Mexican on Huntington by Harv. Med. - Good?

opinionatedchef Nov 20, 2011 10:04 AM

Coupon for this place now; is anything really good there?thnx v much.

Montecristo Restaurant
146 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

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    rlee21 RE: opinionatedchef Nov 21, 2011 01:35 PM

    I work and live in the area, so its one of my go to places for takeout. I think its pretty decent Central American food. Pupusas and tacos are tasty. Admittedly, I haven't tried that many items on the menu, but while I don't think its in the same league as some places in Eastie, its quite respectable.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: opinionatedchef Nov 21, 2011 01:46 PM

      If it's anything like Restaurante Montecristo in Eastie, it will feature very good Salvadoran and Guatemalan fare. Don't know if they're related.


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      1. re: MC Slim JB
        enhF94 RE: MC Slim JB Nov 21, 2011 06:41 PM

        this, but re: Somerville on B'way. Look for a bold blue-and-yellow sign?

        They've got a thing that's basically bacon cut the "other way" and deep fried, so the skin curls and leaves bacon pieces - the whole thing looks like a bike gear. So delicious I wouldn't swear _by_ it so much as _about_ it.

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          opinionatedchef RE: enhF94 Nov 21, 2011 08:36 PM

          yes. i can attest to the inherent danger of those chicarron. take them to their styrofoam snack extreme and they become 'bacon rinds'.

        2. re: MC Slim JB
          itaunas RE: MC Slim JB Nov 21, 2011 06:53 PM

          More likely to be associated with Montecristo in Brighton Circle, but given that that name is sort of popular (a source of national pride) it could just be separate (and sometimes hard to find out because many use the same menu graphic artists looking the same even when the food is different). The Somerville Restaurant Montecristo does do a decent salvadoran chicarron as enhF94 says (often labeled as columbian chicarron, but usually more thinly cut than the columbian version).

          Montecristo Restaurant
          146 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

          1. re: itaunas
            enhF94 RE: itaunas Nov 21, 2011 07:20 PM

            I've been trying to ask the name of it for years - thanks! I owe you lunch.

            (this name search second only to a decade searching out "shfu-ya-delle" as pronounced by Carmela Soprano, which turned out to be sflogliatelle, which earned me championship levels of amused-at-the-tourist glances)

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