Best of Boston

2016 BEST New Restaurant, South

Cielo

Authentic Mexican food? In Braintree? At long last, yes. Owners Roberto Leon and Guadalupe Fuentes lovingly plate real-deal Jaliscan dishes such as hearty torta ahogada (a spicy pork and bean sandwich) and a hauntingly complex enchiladas mole with chicken. The meandering river nearby adds to the charm, as does a tequila bar that stocks rare vintages.

1209 Washington St. Braintree 781-519-4454 cielomx.com