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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

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401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
+1 617-566-2100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

They always have a range of interesting fish, non fish and vegetarian options The flavors are intense and delicious but not overly spicy. The set up is pretty simple, but the value is excellent and the service is good.

Thank Donald S
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We go almost every weekend - relatively cheap, lots of variety. Some classic fish tacos and some other meat/ vegie ones too. In season, the elote - corn with cheese, spices - is a must. The staff, even though at first glance might appear like young students not wanting to be there, are great - helpful and friendly. Quick walk... More 

Thank vacations99
Boston, MA
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242 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stopped by and had Two Tacos - The chipotle marinated & beer battered shrimp | jicama | pineapple salsa | Baja crema - very tasty and the Grilled Marinated Sirloin Steak roasted tomato-habañero salsa | guacamole | queso fresco- also very good. Both were enough food for me. Also had a watermelon, mint ( another ingredient that I can not... More 

Thank havingfunagain
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

The street style tacos are great. Simple and full of flavor. The guac is okay, it could be better, but overall we like this place a lot.

Thank Kipp7272
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We've been looking for decent Mexican food for nearly a year and finally found it at Dorado. Great prices and delicious food. Definitely get the guac.

Thank Jacqueline321
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240 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012 via mobile

Many delicious options at this casual place. We had a calamari taco (special of the day) and a bluefish taco. Great black beans and rice come on the side. Be careful: the charred jalapeño is hot. Chopped salad is tasty and they give you a generous portion. There are a few tables on the sidewalk. On a warm night this... More 

1 Thank wellheeledboston
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Hooray! There IS a place in Boston that knows what Mexican food should taste like! Even better, it's conveniently located for me. I met a friend here for lunch today and tried a fish taco and a chicken taco with the Jamaica Agua Fresca. Yum! First off, the drink was delish, I also tried my friend's watermelon lemon mint juice... More 

1 Thank HaileyT
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

You have to try the Cemitas, sandwiched between two thick pieces of bread are layers of meat, black beans, avacado, cilantro, and sauce, and wow are they amazing!! Delicious food and really cheap prices, I was very impressed with this place.

1 Thank Paullyc3773
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We were thrilled when Dorado came to the neighborhood. There are several 'taco' and burrito places, but Dorado has the most authentic Mexican style tacos of them all. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful, and they have regular specials. Of special note are pretty much all the tacos (the grilled fish is sometimes dry), the quesadillas, and the corn when... More 

1 Thank CW29
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I live in the area and this place is one of my local favorites. Don't expect anything fancy, the food is served on paper cartons and there isn't a lot of tables to eat, but the tacos are AMAZING. I highly recommend the ensanada if you like spicy or the dorado if you want something milder, I also tried the... More 

1 Thank Zisil86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?