Boston October 18, 2017
Your Tastebuds Will Go Crazy For This Amazing Taco Trail Through Boston
There are some people who believe that you can’t find incredible Mexican food in Boston. Admittedly, our city is better known for seafood and Italian fare, but if you know where to look, there are plenty of authentic and delicious taquerias around town! Even if you’re skeptical about the odds of finding quality Mexican fare, don’t you
want to be wrong? Turns out misconceptions can be pretty tasty! This culinary journey connects eight restaurants into a yummy taco trail – just jump onto the 23-mile loop at the point nearest you.
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1. Lone Star Taco Bar
If you’re in the mood for bold flavors dished up in a laid back environment, Lone Star Taco Bar is sure to please. The tacos here use familiar ingredients, but each one has that little something extra. The chorizo is made in-house and paired with pickled radish and mint, while the breakfast taco is enhanced by an avocado crema.
Address: 635 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141
2. El Pelon Taqueria
Start your meal off with plantains paired with fire-roasted salsa before embarking on an exploration of the taco menu. The fish tacos feature substantial chunks of cornmeal-coated cod, enhanced by limed onions and chile mayo. Whether you dine in or order to go, the fresh ingredients make any meal prepared here a winner.
Address: 92 Peterborough Street, Boston, MA 02215
3. Chilacates Mexican Street Food
Inside this dinky restaurant, discover Mexican street food packed with bold flavors. Combine either the shrimp or el pastor tacos with horchata for a meal you’ll devour in seconds – it’s that good.
Address: 224 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
4. Maria's Taqueria
This beloved Boston eatery has earned every bit of praise it receives. No frills, just scrumptious food, from incredible burritos to smoky steak tacos. Add this spot to your dining bucket list.
Address: 226 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
5. Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
When you’re taking a taco tour, variety is important. You won’t confuse a visit to Loco Taqueria with your dining experience anywhere else. Where else can you find delicious tacos, an oyster bar, and coconut margaritas to die for? The amusing signs don’t hurt this restaurant’s appeal either!
Address: 412 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
6. Taquería Jalisco
Fans swear that this joint serves up the best tacos in Boston. As you eat your way along this route, you can decide for yourself, but you won’t regret ordering the carnitas or lengua tacos here. The array of salsas that accompany the food elevate an already excellent meal.
Address: 291 Bennington St., Boston, MA 02128
7. Mi Pueblito Restaurant
There’s a reason we’ve covered this restaurant more than once. Although Mi Pueblito is best known for pupusas, the tacos are worthy of just as much love - sometimes the best food comes in nondescript packages.
Address: 333 Border St., Boston, MA 02128
8. Taco Loco Mexican Grill
Next time you need some comfort food, head to this restaurant for fresh, authentic tacos. The petite downstairs dining area is a warm and cozy place to munch on Mexican food. Although this joint isn’t fancy, it always hits the spot without putting a big dent in your wallet.
Address: 44 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
What’s your favorite place to score tacos? Did we leave your go-to eatery off the list? Let us know on the
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