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Review: El Rayo Cantina

Stepping up
There are two traditional ways for folks from the US to encounter Mexico: get down and dirty, or really polish it up.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 13, 2012

Review: Temazcal Tequila Cantina

Terrific Mexican with a waterfront view
I admit, I'm a food nerd, and there are things that I miss because they aren't on the plate.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 07, 2011

Review: Taco Trio

In search of Mexillence
The surest formula for greatness is to turn your weakness into a strength.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 31, 2011

The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

Truck nuts
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.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Photos: Don Jose's 11th Anniversary Party

11th Anniversary Party | Don Jose Tequilas | April 6, 2011
Don Jose Tequilas celebrates their 11th Anniversary Party on April 6, 2011.
By CAROLYN BUBEL  |  April 12, 2011

Review: Cactus Grille

Mexican with an American accent
Longevity for a non-ethnic Mexican restaurant around here sometimes has less to do with quality than with the Americanization of tastes.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 22, 2011

Review: El Parque

A Mexican oasis in Portsmouth’s Island Park
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.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 22, 2010

El Pelón Taquería

New home, same winning way with fish tacos
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 angry God, one who probably dines at Applebee’s.”
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 21, 2010

Restaurante Montecristo

Another budget-priced Eastie winner serving traditional Central American fare
East Boston is a treasure trove of Latin American restaurants serving delicious, filling fare.
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 01, 2010

Taquería Jalisco

Kicking off the New Year right with fine traditional Mexican
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.
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 06, 2010

Maria's Taqueria

Fast, fresh Mexican in a neighborhood that needs it
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?
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 08, 2009
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A beam of light

El Rayo lets the ingredients shine
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, clever people who lack the deeper qualities of character.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 08, 2009

Trini's Mexican Grill

Splendid Mexican in a mall food court? ¡Absolutamente!
One of the joys of exploring Boston's cheap-eats universe is the occasional serendipitous encounter with an unlikely treasure.
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 20, 2009

Señor Flaco's

Tacos and more, with a smile
It's good to see a restaurant with a sense of humor. As well as serving good Tex-Mex chow.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2009

Review: Señor Flaco’s

Tacos and more, with a smile
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.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2009

A good kind of corny

Loco Pollo gets tamales right
To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 28, 2009

On the cheap: T-Rex Taqueria

Indie fresh Mex and Tex-Mex that suits the tenor of the times
In restaurants, as in life, timing is everything.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 10, 2008

Cantina La Mexicana

A modest taqueria expands to go a little bit uptown
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.
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 19, 2008

El Tapatio

South of Providence, south of the border
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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008

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