Arlington, MA 02174
(781)643-2299 or Fax:(781)643-2295
Fresh and Delicious Mexican food.
Boston, (near Columbus)
262-7575 or (800 (Fax: 262-5645)
This South End American-style Mexican serves copious fajitas and burritos in a casual, Californian-style atmosphere.
The portions are ample and the ingredients fresh; the atmosphere, however, may be a little too busy and overbearing for
some: woven blankets, chili-shaped Christmas lights, and decorative sombreros abound. But the restaurant's location,
which offers easy garage parking and access to both the Back Bay and South End, couldn't be better.
Brighton (near Union Square.)
While I have not tried this place myself, it comes recommended by several friends.
Brookline, (near Summit Avenue)
Although most patrons buy and fly at this friendly little spot near Coolidge Corner, many enjoy their soft tacos at the
dozen seats. While tacos are the star, burritos, quesadillas and other border fare are also available, all of which can be
stuffed with a number of mix-and-match fillings. For the harried, this speedy spot dishes up protein and flavor at a
bargain price and offers an inviting alternative to pizza and Asian food.
These are little neighborhood taquerias which do a good job of making tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. for quick and inexpensive take-out.
From: The Old Bear
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997
Somewhat yuppy, California style Chinese Szechuan restaurant located near Coolidge Corner in Brookline.
Noble House brought this style of cuisine to the Boston area which had been dominated by Cantonese
restaurants for generations. A varied menu of dishes, always well prepared and presented.
Brand new, this place opened about six weeks ago and we have not yet had the chance to try it. Looks interesting.
Located in the Washington Square area of Brookline.
Cambridge (near Brattle St/Mass. Ave)
864-6100 (Fax: 868-8261)
Lines have always snaked out the door of this popular Harvard Square eatery for a few simple reasons: the margaritas
are huge and delicious, and the cuisine, featuring catfish fingers and fajitas of several types, is strikingly good. Hordes of
20-somethings flock here for the festive atmosphere and low prices. They'll give you your own beeper while you wait,
exploring the Square or packing into the bar.
This place is a little on the yuppy side, but does a nice job with a typical big-city interpretaction of a southwestern-style menu.
It is definitely one of the best restaurants in the area. ChileHeads who attended the dinner held at the Green Street Grille in Cambridge last year can attest to the fact that you
don't have to be in New Orleans to find well prepared Cajun food.
(tel. 617 661-1634)
One of the signature dishes is the "pescado con mole verde," a grilled mahi-mahi with a green sauce of tomatillos, poblano chiles, and
ground pumpkin seeds and peanuts. This place hass the absolute best Mexican cuisine we have found here in the Boston area. Move this one to the top of the list.
Although it doesn't look like much from the outside, the Green Street Grill produces some of the most exciting hot
cajun grilled food in the area -- all the more remarkable because of its postage-stamp sized kitchen. You enter
through a great little neighborhood bar and go up two or three steps to the dining room. There is entertainment on the weekends.
* Indian Globe [Indian]
Located between M.I.T. and Central Square, this is one of the few Caribbean restaurants in the Boston area.
The menu includes many items with scotch bonnets and Jamaican jerk spices. Bright, open and fun environment.
Located in a modern mid-rise building a few blocks toward MIT from Harvard Square, this restaurant is down
a few stairs from the sidewalk level in a row of shops. Typical Thai cuisine, well prepared. My favorite dish
consistes of New England mussels, steamed with Thai spices and served in the pot in which they were steamed
-- a good dish to share as a appetizer.
Mashpee (Cape Cod)
Located in the Mashpee Commons shopping village (an award-winning development which follows the neo-traditional
form of a small town center with streets of shops), the Zuni Cafe is a spicy surprise on Cape Cod. They make an
exciting version of nachos with a habanero sauce which should be registered as a nuclear weapon. Also, a very nice chili verde.
The Dogwood is a local pub I stop into a few times a week to get my somebody-cook-for-me-and-burn-my-face-off fix. The two chefs, Mike & Jimmy decided to have a hot nite; thought I would share it with you.
I stole (not really, Jimmy xeroxed it for me) a copy of the menu. It's something like this:
Soup: Black bean chicken chili
The most expensive thing on the menu is $12.95. Don't be fooled by the price; these guys
Authentic barbecue prepared in a converted gas station building in a ragged neighborhood in the Mattapan
section of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. Parking in surrounded by chain link fence, so there is no
reason not to pull into the Pit Stop even if you're unsure of the area. This place is only open on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday and does a good local business. This is real, slow-cooked barbecue served up with lots of
rich red barbecue sauce.
Small place in an unlikely location in West Newton, this is one of best barbecue places in the area. Lots of
choices available for take-out or to eat at the dozen or so seats within this little storefront operation. Choices
of sauces range from hot to very hot -- and habanero mustard. Parking is available in a municipal lot directly across the street.
Not too far south of Boston and accessible via the MBTA Red Line subway, La Paloma is a very popular Mexican
restaurant located in a small suburban shopping center. The food is well prepared and presented. (There is a
second location in nearby Weymouth.)
Probably the best known 'ribs joint' in the Boston area, Redbones in the urban neighborhood of Davis
Square which has become a nexus for small businesses serving the student and young urban market. Great
barbecue and a bar with more varieties of beer than you can count. (If you can't decide which kind you
want, you can spin a wheel and let the fates decide.)
A wonderful surprise in the outer suburbs on a rural highway, Sierras has a popular bar and a
creative menu. Much of the clientel work at the nearby corporate headquarters of Digital Equipment
Corporation. The menu is both Mexican and American Southwest, the latter being quite unusual in this part of the country.
Very informal mexican cantina, closest thing I've found to the California neighborhood hang-out with
wall murals, a well-stocked bar, and creative daily specials. Located in a row of shops on the old main
street of Waltham, a city known for its watch and clock manufacturing in the early part of this century.
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