Best of Boston

2000 Best Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

Taqueria La Mexicana

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 our friends from moving back to the land of the Rio Grande. The red peppers and zucchini used for the veggie burros are grilled to a juicy crispness while you watch. Don’t miss the fabulous homemade corn tortillas!

247 Washington Street, Somerville, 617-776-5232,