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    HELP!!! Where's the good Mexican food????

    I've recently moved to Boston from Atlanta (originally from Texas). I can't seem to find a decent Mexican restaurant and its KILLING ME!!! Anybody got some good leads for me????

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    The alamo in Milford , just west of 495 on 109.

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    I enjoy Anna's Taqueria and Boca Grande. They have a handful of locations in the region. Yelp! is an awesome resource for this…

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    very authentic = Tu Y Yo in Powderhouse Square in Somerville ( no burritos, great mole, grasshopper tacos if thats your thing)

    not as authentic but still really good = Mexico Lindo in Melrose on Main Street ( fish tacos kick ass), Cafe Azteca in Lawrence ( bit of a drive from Boston), El Pelon in fenway area of Boston

    Tex-mex = Border Cafe ( Cambridge and Saugus), On The Border in Woburn, Anna's as suggested
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    Welcome to the area, Taqueria Mexico in Waltham is pretty good...

    http://www.hiddenboston.com/TaqueriaMexico.html

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    La Carretta, Nashua & Manchester NH

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    Forget about it.

    I just moved back to Boston after 4 years in San Diego. It just aint the same!

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    Thanks for all the info. I'm making a list of all the suggestions and will be trying them all soon.

    I'm enjoying Boston so far, but the few Mexican places I've tried make me long for the good old days in Houston (I hear ya Evil Chocula).

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    I second el pelon in fenway, it got me through 4 years of school. If you look you can find mexican food just as good as anywhere else in the country, having been to socal, norcal, and texas.

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    Boca Grande in Porter Square is great. I've always thought the trip was worth it (Its a 30-40 minute drive for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhaskell
    I second el pelon in fenway, it got me through 4 years of school. If you look you can find mexican food just as good as anywhere else in the country, having been to socal, norcal, and texas.
    I went over to El Pelon last night only to find it was closed ( temp?) because of a fire.
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    somebody already said it but La Carreta in Nashua, NH is my absolute favorite!!! I'm living in VA now, but every time I head back up to New England I have to hit it up. The grande burrito is the best!

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    La Paloma in Quincy isn't bad, but I live close to Providence and Tortilla Flats is alright, but not worth the drive from Boston. Awesome drinks and the food is decent but not spectacular.

    I'd say that in New England finding good Mexican is probably the hardest ethnic food to find.

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    Ole Mexican Grill in Inman Sq Cambridge-- very good, but a bit pricey. They have a great sunday brunch too.

    Felipe's in Harvard Square--very cheap and very good.

    Haven't tried Boca Grande yet.

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    tacos Lupita on Monroe in Lynn is great. carne asada, al pastor and chicken are all very good.

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    Stick with Dunkin' Donuts and their Medium Regular.... Good Mexican food does not exist in Boston.... sorry to get all Simon Cowell on your thread.. but it's true.

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    Actually....I forgot

    If anyone is up in Conway New Hampshire, Cafe Noche is pretty good from a food perspective.

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    A long time ago I used to go to a place in Harvard Square called (I think) Border Cafe. It had very good Mexican. I haven't been there in maybe ten years though. Since we have some suggestions outside of Boston (I'll second Cafe Noche' in Conway ) the Tito's in Middletown, RI and Seekonk, Ma. are both very good.

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    First let me say you live in NE now, you are not going to find great mexican food. Mexican population density dictates that. In CA you can find a Taqueria on every corner. Texas has Tex-Mex restaurants all over the place. Some are good and some are awful. What's truely interesting is that what you'll find awful another person raves about. Ahhhh the greatness of choice and opinion.

    I've lived in both Texas (Austin) and CA (San Jose), even their twists on mexican is much different than that in Mexico.

    Ana's is descent but something is lacking in the overall flavor. Its a CA style burrito but not quite right. Oh and every fish taco that I found here is fried, feels like I am eating fish & chips in a tortilla. Ahh taco, soft corn tacos with just meat, salsa, & cilantro - haven't seen them.

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    annas != mexican

    Annas is big burritos...not real mexican.

    Closest I have found to real mexican (like texas/socal mexican) is the aforementioned taqueria mexico in waltham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCslowpoke
    . Oh and every fish taco that I found here is fried, feels like I am eating fish & chips in a tortilla. Ahh taco, soft corn tacos with just meat, salsa, & cilantro - haven't seen them.
    Mexico Lindo in Melrose is grilled fish tacos. Quite good IMO

    Its all subjectvie anyway...I have had people tell me the Mexican place at Mt Snow is decent and its honestly the worst food ( not mexican but all food) I have ever had the displeasure of trying to eat
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntesther
    Mexico Lindo in Melrose is grilled fish tacos. Quite good IMO

    Its all subjectvie anyway...I have had people tell me the Mexican place at Mt Snow is decent and its honestly the worst food ( not mexican but all food) I have ever had the displeasure of trying to eat
    I agree Aunty, I've only had the pleasure of eating there once and the fish tacos were great. We've got a local spot in Gloucester "Jalepenos" that is owned and run by Costa Ricans. Their fish taco's kill it! Sweet white grilled cod tacos...mmmm. They do a lot of local fish dishes.

    Great now I'm hungry. Jalepenos here I come.

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    [QUOTE=dompedro3]Annas is big burritos...not real mexican.

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    BTW burritos aren't from Mexico. Neither are fajitas. Corn beef isn't from Ireland. Chop Suey isn't from China. Awww the power of the USA and how we associate foods with a culture when they were actually created here.

    Guys - thanks for the heads up on grilled fish tacos, I'll have to check out some of those places. I figured a great seafood area like NE would have good fish tacos somewhere.

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    [QUOTE=XCslowpoke]
    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3
    Annas is big burritos...not real mexican.

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    BTW burritos aren't from Mexico. Neither are fajitas. Corn beef isn't from Ireland. Chop Suey isn't from China. Awww the power of the USA and how we associate foods with a culture when they were actually created here.

    Guys - thanks for the heads up on grilled fish tacos, I'll have to check out some of those places. I figured a great seafood area like NE would have good fish tacos somewhere.
    I too love fish tacos.... but, I'd never had one till I moved from Boston to San Diego. So, "When in Rome" start tapping into the stuff that is good in Boston; Italian, American, Vietnamese, etc.

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    [QUOTE=Evil Chocula]
    Quote Originally Posted by XCslowpoke

    I too love fish tacos.... but, I'd never had one till I moved from Boston to San Diego. So, "When in Rome" start tapping into the stuff that is good in Boston; Italian, American, Vietnamese, etc.
    I so hear you! Believe me, I am not complaining about the food in Boston. The Italian is great, the seafood is the best I've ever had, overall the place has great choice and selection. I love Boston. The riding is great, people are down to earth and tell you what they think, and I'm having a great time.

    Hmmm Vietnamese, Boston? I live in SJ, CA and near my house were all kinds of Pho & sandwich shops. Great stuff. Interesting food based off of all the influences of the region (Chinese, French, American, ....). I've spent a ton of time in Asia because of work.

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    Southern California Native who escaped. La Carreta in Nashua is the only thing I've found even remotely approaching Mexican food (the owners are actually Mexican). I'd kill for a good southern california roachcoach/taco truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickAv8r
    Southern California Native who escaped. La Carreta in Nashua is the only thing I've found even remotely approaching Mexican food (the owners are actually Mexican). I'd kill for a good southern california roachcoach/taco truck.
    $1 tacos from a truck, risky but tasty.

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    Former Bostonian here, now in Santa Cruz, California. Nothing back east compares to great California Mexican. But I'll concede this point to my hometown, no place in Santa Cruz, or anywhere within a hundred miles can make a real Italian cold cut sub like Anthony's in Stoneham. Or a Toddy's steak and cheese from Wakefield.

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    The Answer is: Maria Bonita in Cambridge

    I've lived in CA, school in CO and spent some time south of the border. I feel that Mexican food should be cheap AND delicious. The answer to the question at hand is Maria Bonita in Cambridge on Mass Ave., 2447 to be exact. It is owned and operated by people whose second language is English and know how to make some great, authentic and inexpensive food. Homemade chips and salsa and they have beer! What more could you ask for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickAv8r
    I'd kill for a good southern california roachcoach/taco truck.
    oh yeah, now I'm missing CA!

    I moved to boston from LA about 6 months ago. boca grande and anna's fill the void, but it just isn't the same! just make sure to avoid qdoba...you can get better mexican food out of a box.

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    help where's the good Mexican food???

    Try the Aztec on135 in Framingham.

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    Salsa's in Southy.

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