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“As others have said...This is the best Taqueria in Boston”
Review of Taqueria El Amigo

Taqueria El Amigo
Ranked #25 of 193 Restaurants in Waltham
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

What a pleasant surprise Taqueria El Amigo. I was not aware that this place existed. I have gone many times to Taqueria Mexico off of Moody St, but this place has better food. I agree with the other reviews

Here is the good...

1. Delicious authentic Mexican food at a great price. A #6 plate is three enchilada with rice and refried beans for $8.95. Three tacos are $4.95. I had a carne asada taco, which was seasoned to perfection. it was wrapped in two corn tortillas.
2. Free Chips with fresh salsa... we went through one basket of chips and was brought another
3. Pleasant and timely service. Portions are just right.
4. Four of us at for $31.00 excluding tip

Here is the not so good

1. The restaurant is small(seating for 20 persons) and very plain, so if you are looking for atmosphere this is not your place.

2. Also, this is a cash only restaurant.

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Reviewed 5 July 2010

this is the best mexican restaurant in the boston area. Dont believe me? fine, go check out ole, tu y yo, casa romero, sol azteca, etc. When you get tired of the BS tex mex/fancy mex/bad mex and you wonder "where do the mexican guys eat" in boston, well, it's here people. Hard core taqueria with no frills. Dont expect lavish service, you will be disappointed. If you do expect fresh salsas, guacamole, tacos, tortas, and more you will be rewarded . it's also conveniently located near guanachapis which features spanish karaoke.

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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Probably the best example of authentic mexican street food around. Now callled Taqueria el Amigo, but still owned by the same people, ive been eating my lunches here for years. Dont be fooled by its modest exterior, the food, and the prices are top notch. Youll be welcomed by the wicked nice people with complimentary chips and unbelievably delicious fresh daily salsa. Everything on the menu is mind blowingly good, and cheap. This place makes its business off of return customers, and thier clientele has always been the hard working mexican immigrants of waltham that both know what good mexican food is, and arent willing to overpay. I usually go for the chorizo and potato burrito with some mole (will totally fill you up for a ridiculous 3.95), or the taco especial plate (four decent sized tacos with meat, avocado, cilantro and lime for only 5 bucks). they let you mix and match; i like to get two carnitas tacos, as the pork is just salty enough to accentuate the deep richness of the roast, as well as two with the tender and light lengua, a house specialty. the tortas are quite good as well. The specials are always good, especially the ox tail soup, which is really excellent. easily the best hidden gem in waltham, maybe in all of greater boston (and ive been to papusas, miami restaurant, and saigon sandwich).

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