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Review: El Rayo Cantina

There are two traditional ways for folks from the US to encounter Mexico: get down and dirty, or really polish it up.
Stepping up
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 15, 2012
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Review: Temazcal Tequila Cantina

I admit, I'm a food nerd, and there are things that I miss because they aren't on the plate.
Terrific Mexican with a waterfront view
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Taco Trio

The surest formula for greatness is to turn your weakness into a strength.
In search of Mexillence
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 02, 2011
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The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
Truck nuts
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011
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Photos: Don Jose's 11th Anniversary Party

Don Jose & Ricardo's Mexcian Cafe celebrates their 11th Anniversary Party on April 6, 2011.
11th Anniversary Party | Don Jose & Ricardo's Mexcian Cafe | April 6, 2011
By CAROLYN BUBEL  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Cactus Grille

Longevity for a non-ethnic Mexican restaurant around here sometimes has less to do with quality than with the Americanization of tastes.
Mexican with an American accent
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011


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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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