Best Mexican Restaurants in Boston

Beyond Burritos
June 16, 2015
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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
Mexican · 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 4.2

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).
Olé
Mexican · $$
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.