THE PAINTED BURRO
219 Elm Street, Somerville, 617-776-0005, thepaintedburro.com
The Painted Burro is more Latin American than classic Mexican, though grilled fish and meat and moles — all made with really fresh ingredients — fill the menu here, at the former home of Gargoyles in Davis Square. Try the house-infused cucumber tequila margarita, the coolest, smoothest tequila concoction in a glass. And don’t miss the tortilla chips. Seriously. Who knew they could be so good? Pictured: Short Rib Barbacoa--Archer Angus beef, poblano and Oaxaca cheese grits, and red wine Mexican cola mole with peas and carrots.