Best of Boston

Best Mexican Restaurant

2017 Best Mexican Restaurant

Chilacates

Jamaica Plain
For his tacos, tortas, and tostadas, owner Socrates Abreu fills house-made corn tortillas and telera bread with ingredients so fresh he didn’t even bother to […] read more»
2016 Best Mexican Restaurant

Tenoch

Boston
These authentic Veracruz counter-service spots in Boston, Medford, and now Somerville are cheerful and bold, with huge menus: Don’t miss the achiote-and-pineapple tacos and the […] read more»
2015 Best Mexican Restaurant

Tu Y Yo

Somerville
For years, Tu Y Yo has been a well-kept secret among in-the-know Somervillians. Now word is out that the restaurant serves the most authentic regional […] read more»
2014 Best Mexican Restaurant

Angela's Cafe

East Boston
Owner Angela Atenco Lopez’s rich, complex mole poblano is one of the dishes you must try before you can claim your Boston food-geek merit badge. […] read more»
2013 Best Mexican Restaurant

El Centro

Boston
Chef-owner Allan Rodriguez, a native of Sonora, serves up mostly family recipes at this color-splashed South End spot, which translates to flavorful (and authentic) Mexican […] read more»
2012 Best Mexican Restaurant

El Centro

Boston
Boston isn’t known yet for great Mexican fare—perhaps we’re a little too far north of the border for the spicy stuff. But things are looking […] read more»
2011 Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Romero

Boston
With a rash of Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants invading Boston in recent months, there’s finally some competition in this category. But sometimes shiny and new […] read more»
2009 Best Mexican Restaurant

Ole Mexican Grill

Cambridge
In the quest for great Mexican, of which Boston has little (relative to, say, El Paso or San Diego), much recent praise has been heaped […] read more»
2008 Best Mexican Restaurant

Tu y Yo

Somerville
Tu y Yo With nary a taco or burrito on offer, Tu y Yo serves traditional recipes from southern Mexico, all prepared according to strict […] read more»
2007 Best Mexican Restaurant, North

Mexico Lindo

Melrose
Assuming the hyperfestive décor at this family-owned joint hasn’t already knocked you on your heels, there’s no doubt the powerful, wide-ranging flavors will. Surrounded by […] read more»
2006 Best Mexican Restaurant

Ole

Cambridge
Don’t write off Olé for its unremarkable exterior. Inside you’ll find a peppy atmosphere and Boston’s most bona fide Mexican fare: In place of sloppy […] read more»
2005 Best Mexican Restaurant

Olé Mexican Grill

Cambridge
Delicious proof that true Mexican cuisine rarely involves either the words “chimichanga” or “Tabasco,” Olé’s menu is weighted toward seafood with authentic and traditional dishes […] read more»
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 […] read more»
2004 Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Romero

Boston
With so many tacky taquerias representing what in reality is an extremely graceful cuisine, it’s little wonder Americans rarely give Mexican food the credit it […] 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 […] read more»