Best Mexican Restaurants in Boston

Beyond Burritos
June 16, 2015
by Zagat Staff

Craving tacos, burritos, and chips and salsa? Then head to one of our top Mexican restaurants in Boston.

Casa Romero
Mexican · Back Bay · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.3

“Not your regular tacos” joint, this “upscale” but “reasonably priced” Mexican “gem” in the Back Bay “goes beyond standard fare” with “creative” plates “worth branching out for” ; the “warm and cozy” hacienda-style digs are “hidden in a back alley behind the glamour of Newbury Street” , but those who seek them out can expect “excellent” service and an overall “lovely experience.”
Angela's Cafe
Breakfast · East Boston · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

From “supremely authentic” regional specialties like albondigas to “excellent” margaritas and micheladas, they’re “keepin’ it real” with the “Puebla-style” Mexican fare at this pair of “affordable” “gems in Eastie” ; “cozy” and staffed by a “great” crew, including the family owners, it’s like “eating in someone’s home.”
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.1

These cantinas are “always good” for “cheap, dependable” and, most importantly, “tasty” Mexican grub; the “humble” “hole-in-the-wall” digs feature live music like mariachi bands, which adds to the “friendly atmosphere” (big with college students on weekends).
Brunch · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“Creative” , “gourmet” south-of-the-border cooking is the draw at this Inman Square Mexican, where the “reasonably priced” fare includes “must-try” guacamole made tableside and washed down with margaritas; even on “busy weekends” regulars assure the staff “manages to keep up” with crowds, though diners in a hurry can always opt for the “semi-fast food” at the Olecito offshoots located across the street and in Brookline.