Bring on the spice
We know Mexican food isn’t exactly easy to find in Boston. To make things easy for you, we picked seven local restaurants in the area and our favorite things about them. Arriba! Next
Angela’s Cafe: Off the beaten path
If you want to take a break from gourmet Mexican fare and go for something more authentic, this East Boston gem is your spot. Every day, there are specials that aren’t on the menu, or even written down. If you must choose from the menu, our pick goes to the enchiladas de mole poblano.
Lolita Cocina: Cotton candy
Sure, Lolita has one of the most impressive tequila menus in Boston. But we want you to go there not for the booze, but for the sweets. At the end of your meal, expect a complimentary serving of cotton candy. If that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, go for the churros: they are made to order. Enough said.
The Painted Burro: Burro Bar
There is no lack of great margarita spots in the Boston area. But a bar dedicated to the mixed drink? Yes! The Painted Burro created a separate bar area that is much more spacious than its previous space, which coincided with the restaurant. Our pick: Go for the Mezcaloco, which is made of mezcal, Damiana liqueur, and lime juice.
Papagayo: Boozy desserts and margarita pitchers
It’s supposed to be warm this weekend, so we recommend cooling off with this boozy dessert of frozen tequila (pictured) offered at this Fort Point hot spot.
If you’re with a group, go for the pitchers of margaritas. The impressive list of margaritas is impressive enough, and the added bonus of being able to order pitchers is not an easy find in Boston. Cheers!
Rosa Mexicano: Tableside guacamole
Picky about your guacamole? You’re not the only one. Tableside guacamole is all the rage at many gourmet Mexican spots. At Rosa Mexicano, specifiy ingredients and the level of spiciness, and voila-- you’ll be in avocado heaven.
Zocalo: Hibiscus margarita
Sip your Sunday away with one of the tastiest margaritas in the Boston area. The floral notes counter the sometimes overly sweet (or extremely salty) quality of these drinks. The drink usually comes with a cinnamon rim and has Herradura Silver Tequila, hibiscus syrup, and lime.
Temezcal: Dinner with a view
Not many places in Boston can beat the scenic view and feel that many waterfront restaurants have. Combine that with fancy menus on iPads and made to order guacamole and you have yourself an excellent summer dining destination.
Pictured are Tacos De Camaron.
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