Best of Boston

2005 Best Mexican Restaurant, Affordable

Taqueria La Mexicana

For muy delicioso and auténtico Mexican food north of the border, make a beeline for this Union Square hot spot, featuring colorful woven tablecloths and walls bathed in warm yellow. Burros overstuffed with juicy steak, smooth guacamole, chunky salsa, and sour cream highlight the menu, but no matter what you order—from the tamales, enchiladas, and flautas to chile rellenos, vegetarian tacos, and homemade flan—you’re guaranteed exceptional food at reasonable prices.

247 Washington St., Somerville, 617-776-5232,