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Taqueria El Rancho Grande


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Taqueria El Rancho Grande

Rubee | Mar 3, 2006 06:23 PM

Well, my plans for making a nice dinner tonight went out the window when I read MC’s article on East Boston, and suddenly had a craving for chiles rellenos and tacos. We're always on the look-out for a Mexican restaurant (as opposed to the more common good Latin or Salvadoran serving tacos, burritos, etc.), and the nice family who owns this place is from Jalisco. After salsa and chips, we started off with the guacamole whose creamy texture was great as a sauce for the tacos. I added a little salt and more lime, but it had a nice heat to it. I loved my carnitas taco – lots of chopped cilantro and onion, served with wedges of lime, and two salsas – one red, and one with tomatillos, and they have those nice corn tortillas made by Cinco de Mayo (mentioned in another CH thread). My chilis rellenos were very good – two large Poblanos covered in tender puffy batter which soaked up the red sauce, served with beans and rice. E’s favorite dish is Mole Poblano and theirs was very good so he was content. Service was very friendly and E was also happy to have Sidra –a type of apple soda that he remembered drinking as a kid. So thanks again MC - we really enjoyed it, enough so that we ordered two Milanese tortas and four tacos to go – birria (goat), carnitas, carne asada, and al pastor - which they wrapped up with more lime and a container of the spicy tomatillo salsa for us. We'll definitely be back. One note, though the address is listed as 300 Bennington on all the information for this restaurant, I think it’s 300 Chelsea (or at least right next to a big street sign that says Chelsea Street!)It's diagonally across the street from where Pete's Barbecue used to be.


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