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Review: El Parque

Recent talk of favorite eateries turned to places with "a good vibe." That certainly holds true for El Parque, a relative newcomer to Portsmouth’s Island Park neighborhood.
A Mexican oasis in Portsmouth’s Island Park
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 25, 2010
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El Pelón Taquería

A 2009 fire in the Fenway destroyed an entire block of beloved independent restaurants, including the very popular El Pelón Taquería. It was the second fire in two years to hit this Baja-style joint, prompting my comment, “If there is a God, he’s an ang
New home, same winning way with fish tacos
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 23, 2010

Diego’s

Sometimes you don’t want just a taco or two, or the usual burrito stuffed with rice and beans as the quickest way to fill you up.
No sombreros allowed
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2010
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Restaurante Montechristo

East Boston is a treasure trove of Latin American restaurants serving delicious, filling fare.
Another budget-priced Eastie winner serving traditional Central American fare
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 02, 2010
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SXSW 2010: British Invasion

These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
By MIKE TIERNEY  |  March 26, 2010
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Taquería Jalisco

Exploring a new restaurant is like baseball: sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it isn't available. My Taquería Jalisco rainout was a Tuesday, its regular day off.
Kicking off the New Year right with fine traditional Mexican
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 08, 2010


Mesa Café and Grill

Usually there's something special about a neighborhood restaurant, which by definition is as much about community as about commerce.
Imaginative choices, low prices
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2009
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Back-to-school supplies

After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, w
What you won't find on your syllabus
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009
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La Fogata

Few Boston neighborhoods are as blessed with affordable restaurants, or as unfairly overlooked, as Eastie.
A cozy Eastie spot for Colombian snacks and more
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 28, 2009
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Dorado Tacos and Cemitas

Braving the early crowds for street-food flavors from Baja and Puebla
Braving the early crowds for street-food flavors from Baja and Puebla
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 14, 2009
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Maria's Taqueria

Apple's ubiquitous iPhone ads would have you believe there's a portable application for every possible problem. How about this one: finding good, inexpensive chow in culinary dead zones at odd hours of the day?
Fast, fresh Mexican in a neighborhood that needs it
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 10, 2009


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A beam of light

We live in an era in which we are grateful when people get the big things right, even if the details are off. Too often these days we find the opposite: well-titled books with little insight, an economy that "grows" but produces nothing of actual value
El Rayo lets the ingredients shine
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 10, 2009
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Corner Pub of Chinatown

Some folks bemoaned the closing of Weggie's, a Leather District dive that slung drinks for years to Big Dig workers (which presumably accounts for some of the workmanship).
Sometimes upgrading a beloved old dive is a good thing
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 29, 2009
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Trini's Mexican Grill

One of the joys of exploring Boston's cheap-eats universe is the occasional serendipitous encounter with an unlikely treasure.
Splendid Mexican in a mall food court? ¡Absolutamente!
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 22, 2009

Señor Flaco's

It's good to see a restaurant with a sense of humor. As well as serving good Tex-Mex chow.
Tacos and more, with a smile
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2009

Review: Señor Flaco’s

It's good to see a restaurant with a sense of humor. As well as serving good Tex-Mex chow, Señor Flaco's offers up a good dose of levity.
Tacos and more, with a smile
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2009


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Burritos and Tacos to Go!

I travel to Manhattan a lot, and since 9/11 have found Amtrak's Acela service out of Back Bay Station a far more pleasant and hassle-free way to get there than flying.
Healthy bargains for starving strap-hangers
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 11, 2009
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A good kind of corny

To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
Loco Pollo gets tamales right
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 28, 2009
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The Savant Project

It showed such promise: great name, good early food reviews, and rumors of expansion plans.
Mostly mediocre, but with flourishes of excellence
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 07, 2009
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On the cheap: T-Rex Taqueria

In restaurants, as in life, timing is everything.
Indie fresh Mex and Tex-Mex that suits the tenor of the times
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 10, 2008
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Cantina La Mexicana

I've long been a patron of the eccentrically capitalized TaQueria La Mexicana in Somerville's Union Square, relying on it for tasty, cheap tacos from actual Mexican owners.
A modest taqueria expands to go a little bit uptown
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 19, 2008


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El Tapatio

Once upon a time, Rhode Islanders would have been enormously grateful to have a Mexican restaurant like El Tapatio in our midst: good burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas
South of Providence, south of the border
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008
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Eat like a rock star

A soundtrack as rich as Boston's deserves a menu to match.
The food you'll find around the clubs
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  September 15, 2008
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Shabu Shabu Toki

Yet another way to enjoy the soup/fondue shabu-shabu: quickly cook the meats and eat them with dips and condiments.
Where to go if you’re in-the-know
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 10, 2008
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Don José Tequilas

With the restaurants on Federal Hill packed bruschetta to osso buco, competing in slow-mo culinary combat, it’s good to see one old favorite survive and even thrive.
A great Mexican outpost on the Hill
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008
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Rosticeria Cancun Dos

The first and most striking difference is that Cancun Dos has tables and a kitchen (at Cancun Uno, you had to settle for a counter and a stove).
Two’s a charm
By KENJI ALT  |  August 06, 2008


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El Potro

Like a Mexican wrestling luchador, El Potro hides its true identity under a mask.
Curtido in disguise
By KENJI ALT  |  July 23, 2008
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Taco Loco

Like many Boston-area Mexican restaurants, Taco Loco is run by Salvadorans, here a friendly, hustling bunch serving cheap, very fresh-tasting tacos, burritos, and pupusas to local crowds.
Fresh reasons to break out of your rut
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 18, 2008
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Where's the beef?

“Beef: it’s what’s for dinner,” say the cattle lobby’s TV ads, and I sigh in agreement.
Ten steakhouse alternatives for frugal foodies
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 04, 2008
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Taqueria El Carrizal

Central and South American dishes and Mexican tacos favored by Latino patrons seem close to Allston’s authentically minded spirit.
True to the Allston aesthetic of cheap, substantial, and authentic
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 28, 2008