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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»