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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
+1 617-566-2100
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
23 Jan 2018
“We live very close and go there pretty regularly”
8 Feb 2017
“Not bad quesadillas”
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

I heard about this place through my fiancee and decided to take a walk there through Allston before ending up in Brookline, it was worth the trip. My first impression of the food was how small the taco's were (these can't be it... can they?),...More

2  Thank Tim J
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2015

What an awesome recommendation! It's great to hear you were pleasantly surprised by the amount of fish in each of the tacos, and that the cemita became the star of the show. Thanks for the shout-out, and we're looking forward to having you guys back...More

Reviewed 29 October 2014

Sweet little corner eatery with very fresh food. Loved the fish tacos. Wish they had a bigger space as it tends to be very busy.More

Thank Lucypower48
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2014

There are days we certainly wish the very same thing, Lucy! Eyes on the future. Until that day, it's lovely to hear you find us to be a sweet little corner eatery with very fresh food. Hope to welcome you back for some fish tacos...More

Reviewed 15 October 2014

It was busy on a Sunday night so we waited for a table. We had quesadillas and tacos and they were delicious. Service was super friendly and food was inexpensive. Sangria was good too!

Thank PJS
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2014

It all sounds great to us! Thanks for being patient with us on a Saturday night -- I know it can get a little crazy. Be sure to let us know if there's anything you think we can do to improve! Regards, Michael

Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

The brunch time quesadilla with scrambled egg, guacamole and home made chorizo was really delicious, accompanied with a side of fresh and crispy patatas smothered in hot sauce could not have been better. The Yellowfin tuna and chorizo tacos were also really flavourful and cooked...More

Thank Shyana212
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Sounds like you got to try a little bit of everything, and we're so glad it all hit the spot, Shyana! A Chorizo Quesadilla with a Watermelon Fresca on the side? Just doesn't get any better than that -- especially when those afternoon munchies set...More

Reviewed 7 March 2014

Saw a lot of raves about this place, so decided to check it out. I ordered a taco plate with a shrimp and a grilled veggie taco that came with rice and black beans. I really was hoping to like the food, but I was...More

Thank Melissa P
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Well that's not what we like to hear, Melissa! So sorry that your first go-around with us didn't quite live up to your expectations. From one Californian to another, I know how bad those cravings for Cali-style tacos can be, and it's a shame we...More

Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Amazing fish tacos, fairly priced. Great sangria, grilled corn, gazpacho too. Take out joint with shaded sidewalk seating. Great for lunch or brunch.

1  Thank nicomaus
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

nicomaus, Thanks for taking the time to post your review of our restaurant on traveladvisor.com. We appreciate your enthusiastic comments about DORADO. We hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your summer. Regards, Michael

Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were in Brookline to see the house where JFK was born but wanted to grab a quick lunch first. We happened on Dorado's and decided to try it. It was really very, very good. It's not a fancy place and you have to order...More

Thank Linda E
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Well doesn't that sound like the perfect Boston day, Linda! So happy we could help you fill up before heading out on your adventures. Did you get to try any of our fish tacos this time around? If not, you'll definitely have to give them...More

Reviewed 17 March 2013

I got some take away from this place. I went with the pork cemita and was fairly disappointed. Cemita is basically like a mexican hamburger. However because the chicken was breaded and there was next to no sauces on the burger the whole thing was...More

Thank hwm86
Reviewed 31 December 2012

I love this little place. Very casual, spotless, good vibe. Fastastic chorizo tacos, cemitas, quesadillas. I have never had a bad meal there. great value and the best chorizo on earth - HANDS DOWN.

Thank TheFussyTravelor
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I have been to this place twice in the past week and I can finally say that MexiCali aside, this will be my only Mexican joint that I'll hit up in Boston. My first trip there came after I saw that this place was on...More

Thank JeremyKrantz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-2100
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Specializing in Baja California-style fish tacos, real quesadillas, and authentic cemitas, Dorado Tacos features an innovative approach to Mexican street food. Dorado Tacos prepares all its own salsas, dressings, gluten-free marinades, and meat rubs with fresh, seasonal produce and traditional herbs and spices.
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