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Taqueria Mexico, Waltham

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Taqueria Mexico, Waltham

a l i c e | Sep 3, 2006 01:31 AM

Finally ate here today for lunch after reading about it for a couple of years - we stumbled onto Mexico by accident (we were trying to make our way to Moody Street by swerving onto Charles St.). Warm chips and salsa and red tomatillo came immediately, along with a warm welcome. Started with the day special of ceviche - chopped up scallop, shrimp, fish, tomato, cilantro, onion. Served on a toasted corn tortilla, with a touch of guacamole. Not at all puckery, two to a serving, about $7. Mmm..

He had the combo fajitas (chicken and beef...he spent about 6 years in Texas, so he is all about the Tex-Mex). Came with the usual rice, re-fried beans, veggies, and 6 corn tortillas (he prefers flour for their pliability). He said the beef was a little tough, but par for the course for fajitas. Otherwise, he was VERY happy. I had the veggie plate, which came with chile rellenos (nice, but greasy from the profusion of cheese), potato quesadillas (I could choose between mushrooms, potatoes, and one other filling...can't recall), the same rice and re-fried beans, dollop of guacamole. I found everything on my plate congealing into one edible object, but damn, it was tasty. I found the rice salty, though and my DC said the meat was a little on the salty side, as well. With one Bohemian and one Dos Equus lager, check came to about $40 including tip. A bit on the expensive side, but hell, after a couple of years living in Pilsen in Chicago, I was glad to eat in a place that felt like any of those places in my old 'hood. No research involved before eating there, clean mom and pop-feeling operation (if they aren't, at least they are definitely proud of the food coming out of their kitchen). We are looking forward to another meal there...I want to try the horchata!

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