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El Sarape

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El Sarape
Photograph: Courtesy El Sarape Chile relleno stuffed with shrimp at El Sarape

Time Out says

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This beloved restaurant in the Braintree neighborhood is generally regarded as the best Mexican food in Boston. Hearty dishes, including enchiladas in salsa verde and a house specialty of chicken or beef stewed with potatoes in a smoky chile ancho salsa, are some of the favorites on the from-scratch menu. There’s sangria to wash it down, and desserts like plantains topped with cajeta (a goat’s-milk caramel) are worth saving room for. A friendly staff and festive, inviting atmosphere, with traditional wooden chairs and colorful South of the Border tchotchkes have kept Bostonites coming back for nearly 30 years.

By: Jenny Miller



Address: 5 Commercial St

Cross street: at Brookside Rd
Opening hours: Mon–Tue 3pm–10pm, Wed–Thu 11:30am–10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 1pm–11pm, Sun 1pm–10pm
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