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Dinner at Taqueria Mexico, Waltham

hiddenboston | Feb 28, 2008 05:26 AM

A group of us went to Taqueria Mexico in Waltham last night for dinner. I have been there many times, though it has been at least a couple of years now, and two of our group had never been there. They were really excited about finally getting to this place, as they had heard a lot about it.

Our meals were good to excellent, with the steamed beef gordita perhaps being the least memorable dish of the night (not up to the level of Tacos Lupita, IMO). The chicken tamales were a bit softer than I like (and I've been spoiled by the amazing tamales I've had in Southern California), but they were very tasty. The enchilada de pollo was an excellent dish, with plenty of dark meat chicken (which I usually don't like, but these had such a nice flavor that even I liked them). The potato burrito was overstuffed with potatoes, tomatoes, and other veggies, and was nearly as good as the ones I used to get at the old Cafe Ole in Arlington. The rice was fresh and not dried out like at so many of the Mexican chains.

As for drinks, we started with beers, then moved on to the sangria, which was a bit strong, as I found out when I stood to use the facilities.

Service was outstanding, as I'm assuming it was one of the owners who waited on our table. He was always there when we needed something, and kept checking to make sure everything was all right.

Prices are downright cheap there, with most dishes being under $10. For four of us, including extra items ordered to go, several beers, and a pitcher of sangria, the total came to about $70.

I'm glad that I finally got back to this little hole-in-the-wall on Charles Street after all this time. I wouldn't quite put it in the same category as Angela's Cafe (East Boston), Taqueria El Amigo (Waltham), or La Siesta (Winthrop), but it isn't too far off from those places, either.

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