This tiny, family-owned space in Eastie’s Day Square is both authentic and inexpensive, which is the mark of a true taqueria for most Mexican street food enthusiasts. Soft corn tortillas are stuffed with spectacular, slow-cooked proteins like shredded beef, chicken, adobo pork, beef tongue or cheek. Fans of the currently ultra-trendy specialty birria can rejoice: This place also sells these extra-cheesy tacos and customary side of rich broth for dipping. Homemade salsa and refreshing aguas frescas round out Taqueria Jalisco's solid menu of traditional, affordable fare.
Whether it’s a simple plate of enchiladas and rice or tortillas wrapped around marinated Yucateca-style pork with a side of sweet plantains, there are plenty of eateries around Boston with true south-of-the-border flare. Restaurants are as varied as Mexican fare itself, with everything from traditional hearty entreés to the best tacos in Boston (spoiler alert: you don’t have to wait until Tuesday). Whatever you’re craving, the city’s best Mexican options are happy to welcome you. Wash it all down with a tequila drink as strong or frosty as you please. And if you start your feast by diving head first into a basket of chips and salsa, who are we to judge? These are the 20 best Mexican restaurants in Boston.
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