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BEST Mexican Restaurant, affordable

2005 BEST Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

Taqueria La Mexicana

Somerville

For muy delicioso and auténtico Mexican food north of the border, make a beeline for this Union Square hot spot, featuring colorful woven tablecloths and walls bathed in warm yellow. Burros overstuffed with juicy steak, smooth guacamole, chunky salsa, and… read more »

2004 BEST Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

José’s Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

If you find that the barmaid at this piñata-colored cantina doesn’t speak English, don’t worry—”margarita” is the same in any language. Friendly and laid-back, José’s draws a chatty family-type crowd from surrounding North Cambridge, from Harvard profs to techies. The… read more »

2003 BEST Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

Tu y Yo

Somerville

The frills are few at the humble but festively colorful Tu y Yo, but none of that matters once you experience the authenticity of the expertly prepared food. Traditional family recipes are executed to perfection, from the shredded chicken breast… read more »