Best of Boston

2002 Best Mexican Restaurant

Tu y Yo, Mexican Fonda

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 out of the kitchen isn’t child’s play by any means. This is serious Mexican food, like pan-fried Atlantic pollock in a spicy chipotle cream sauce or chicken breast stuffed with cuitlacoche and drowned in a zingy spinach sauce. And the flan à la Doris has an intriguing twist: cinnamon cream sauce. Sure, Powderhouse Circle is a little out of the way, but it’s easier than going to Guadalajara. And it just might be more fun.

858 Broadway, Somerville, 617-623-5411,