Best of Boston

Best Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

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 […] read more»
2003 Best Mexican Restaurant, Upscale

Olé Mexican Grill

Cambridge
It’s hard to be unhappy when you dine at Olé. The vividly colored dining room sings in shades of orange and yellow, and the food […] read more»
2002 Best Mexican Restaurant

Tu y Yo, Mexican Fonda

Somerville
At first glance, Tu y Yo looks like a fiesta—as if someone broke a piñata and candy-colored tables and chairs spilled out. But what comes […] read more»
2001 Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Romero

Boston
A good rule of thumb for determining whether or not a restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine is to scan its menu for ceviche, pozole, flan, […] read more»
2000 Best Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

Taqueria La Mexicana

Somerville
Don’t let the hairnets scare you: This Union Square joint is the closest you’ll find to authentic Tex-Mex in Boston. It even saved one of […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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»