10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Boston: From Authentic Fare to Tex-Mex Treats

Boston is home to many great Mexican restaurants. Locals are loyal to old favorites. You'll never be disappointed by a meal at Tu y Yo where the tacos are sidelined in favor of the more traditional menu of home cooked favorites cooked slow to establish deep flavor profiles.

Tequila bars abound inside modern Mexican eateries like that of Papagayo where you'll enjoy the tacos and enchiladas with a freshly mixed margarita.

When your Mexican meal needs to be romantic, make your way to the Back Bay and score a table at Casa Romero. Here the vibe is low key and the crowd more subdued allowing for quiet conversations over plates of Mexican favorites.

If waterfront and Mexican musts then Temazcal is right for you. Here you can enjoy a seat along the edge of Bosotn Harbor while digging into their menu items.

Somerville is a hot spot for the cool crowd, and The Painted Burro fits right in. With a mix of high top tables, bar seating and  low tables you'll enjoy a taco or two with your friends.

Allston's local dive, Lone Star Taco Bar is small in size but big in flavor. Tacos are the star at this taco bar, where you'll find your food coming out as its ready allowing you to order more as your meal progresses. 

The best Mexican in the Boston area is quite the mix of style and scene; all the better for trying all 10best. 



Anna's Taqueria serves the best burritos in Boston. The small dining spots are set up assembly line style and often have lines curling throughout the restaurant and out the door. A bargain under $10, you'll fill up on meat, veggies, rice and...  Read More



Papagayo is the type of low key Mexican eatery where you'll find yourself eating too much because the food is just so good that you can't stop, and the atmosphere so inviting you don't want to leave. Along with good eats, Papagayo offers diners...  Read More



Rosa Mexicano may pack the crowds due to its location in the Seaport District, but customers return because of the stellar service, excellent eats and upbeat atmosphere. Enjoying a meal in this busy spot may require a wait, even during lunch,...  Read More

Olé Mexican Grill


Ole Mexican Grill is a festive spot with brightly colored walls covered with decorative masks and tables featuring tops of beautifully colored tiles. The menu is comprised mostly of traditional Mexican food with few tex-mex favorites mixed in....  Read More

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Besito prepares Mexican cuisine with affection for Mexican tradition. Served to guests in an atmosphere that transports you to Mexico this is an imitate spot that offers big appeal. Close attention to Mexican culture sets Besito apart from other...  Read More



A meal at Boston's Temazcal is like a tropical escape. The floor to ceiling windows allow diners to take in the view anytime of year. While the creative menu, presented to guests on an iPad, not only explains the dishes being served, but also...  Read More



The Lone Star Taco Bar is a small spot that packs a big punch. Located in Boston's hip Allston/Brighton neighborhood, you'll find a well-composed menu of flavorful tacos that are anything but simple. The simple decor is purposeful and meaningful...  Read More



Casa Romero makes Mexican upscale. This small spot in an alley behind Newbury Street with a gorgeous seasonal patio is a romantic adventure in Mexican dining. Casa Romero has a reputation for pleasing guests with their fine food. Traditional...  Read More



The modern Mexican decor of this happening Davis Square restaurant creates a cozy feel that welcomes diners to linger with one of their interesting tequila based cocktails like the refreshing cucumber margarita. You'll find groups of friends...  Read More



When you're seeking real Mexican cuisine, make your way to Tu y Yo where you'll be hard pressed to find a taco or enchilada on their menu. Straying from the typical Tex-Mex specialties found at most Mexican restaurants, Tu y Yo has a menu...  Read More


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