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Gallego's Mexican Food Moves

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Gallego's Mexican Food Moves

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chocolatetartguy | | Feb 16, 2010 04:40 PM

My favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint has moved to more hospitable digs. Although I always enjoyed telling people it was next door to Tito's Machine Shop, Gallego's old location (also nextdoor to a discount liquor store) made it seem not so safe after dark and I believe was the motivation for closing early.

They have now moved to the SW corner of Allston and San Pablo in the spot formally occupied by a Peruvian restaurant. I visited the new location for the 1st time yesterday and Gallegos is every bit as good as before.

I decided to forego my favorite, complex mole for a big bowl of albondigas: 4 large meatballs bound with rice and chunks of carrot, potato and cabbage. Condiments were chopped onion and cilantro and their watery but fiery red salsa. As I worked my way through the bowl, the muddling of the meat, vegetables and condiments made the broth that much better. A very satisifying lunch and I didn't regret my decision to forego the mole.

Hours have been extended from late morning (10?) to 8 PM Monday thru Saturday. There is a small parking lot and it is walkable from University Avenue.

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