Best of Boston

BEST Mexican Restaurant

2000 BEST Mexican Restaurant, Gourmet

Ole Mexican Grille

Cambridge

Walking into this colorful Inman Square eatery is like entering the dining room of a spirited Oaxacan family. A five-piece mariachi band plays by the bar, and casually dressed waiters chime in with howls. As for the food, executive chef… read more»

1999 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Ole Mexican Grille

Cambridge

Hope at last for those who’ve tolerated the bland psuedo Tex-Mex prevalent in Boston. A warm yellow-and-orange dining room (in the Inman Square location) with Mexican tiled tales and a tin ceiling takes you away from New England. The tamales… read more»

1998 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Forest Cafe

Cambridge

This cafe’s a bit dark, a bit smokey, a bit of a hole in the wall, and a bit more country/western than Southwestern. But it has the most authentic Mexican food in the city— from old standbys like chiles rellenos… read more»

1995 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Tacos El Charro

Jamaica Plain

Owner “Pepe” Gutierrez recreates the dishes of his native Guadalajara. Superb sopes, tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and moles. No margaritas, but plenty of Mexican beers to keep you cool. read more»

1990 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Cuisine

Cambridge

The Tex-Mex, Mex-Mex, Mass-Mex craze has subsided, but this hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the Forest Cafe still serves the best Mexican food within God-knows-how-many hundreds of miles. read more»

1989 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Cuisine

Cambridge

Yes, it’s a hole-in-the-wall. And yes, the din is almost unbearable on occasions. But who cares when you can get the best Mexican within God-knows-how-many-hundreds of miles? read more»

1988 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Cuisine

Cambridge

It looks like a neighborhood bar, but the food is the Best Mexican north of south of the border. We recommend any of the tuna-steak dinners. read more»

1986 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Sol Azteca

Boston

Good mole sauce, good salsa, good sangria, and a pleasant setting. read more»

1983 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Sol Azteca

Boston

Porco en adobo, great molé sauce. Does nicely in a Mexican-food wasteland. read more»

1981 BEST Mexican Restaurant

Sol Azteca

Boston

Pork with chilies is the dish here, along with (wonder of wonders) pitchers of decent sangria. read more»