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Taqueria Mexico

Rubee | Oct 24, 2002 10:47 AM

Due to all the talk about Menudo (see thread below), we went to Taqueria Mexico in Waltham on Charles Street for lunch yesterday. I had heard about it from friends who love it, but had never eaten there. We had an excellent meal - I wanted to try everything and - but we limited ourselves to the chorizo tostada, carne asada burrito, mole, and carnitas taco. The tostada was, as usual messy to eat, but a large pile of homemade chorizo served with crema, lettuce, tomatoes on a crispy tortilla. Mole was very good though the chicken was dry, and E likes his a little sweeter. I actually thought it looked/tasted more like Mole Negro than Mole Poblano, but I didn't ask. My carnitas taco was delicious - tender chunks of pork that tasted of being cooked in their own rich fat served served in double soft corn tortillas. The burrito was a winner - mostly tender meat with just enough beans and lettuce. (I'm not a fan of burritos filled to bursting with the meat just an afterthought). I could only eat half of it. The beans served with the mole were also very good - one of the few places in Boston where they're not a bland, soupy mess. These had a lot of smoky, lard-y goodness. Also had a huge list of beverages including wine and beer: hugo (juice) blended with a variety of fruit, agua fresca, horchata, etc. I tried "Jamaica", a sweet/tart purple beverage made from dried hibiscus flowers, reminiscent of "Red Zinger" iced tea.

The menu is large - tacos, burritos, and gorditas, a variety of plates that take up a whole page of the menu, and specialties including birria, and Menudo served every day. They have also have squash (calabazita)quesadillas, lengua (tongue), chiles rellenos, enchiladas, etc. All in all, a great little place that I will return to.

Link: http://ae.boston.com/dining/restauran...

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