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Best Tacos In Boston

When Mexican food is on the menu, usually burritos and tacos quickly come to mind. Tacos, the overstuffed soft corn tortilla style, come in all flavors and ingredient combinations. Whether choosing chicken, fish, which is growing in popularity, or a vegetarian style taco, there are some great choices in and around Boston to pick up a favorite or try something new. Here are some of the best options you'll stumble across when you're looking to get your taco fix.

El Pelon Taqueria
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El Pelon Tacqueria
2197 Commonwealth Ave.
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-9090

The tacos at El Pelon Tacqueria, located in the popular Fenway neighborhood, are made with fresh ingredients brought in daily. They offer a variety of meats and other toppings but a true customer favorite is the fish taco, which is made using fresh Atlantic cod, topped with cucumbers and pickled cabbage slaw. Another customer favorite taco is the Caramelos taco, which features grilled steak, jack cheese, hot sauce, salsa, and guacamole. These menu choices are both "must try" items for anyone trying the place out. All of the heaping tacos at El Pelon Tacqueria are made-to-order.

Tenoch Mexican
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Tenoch Mexican Taqueria
3 Lewis St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-9537

This Boston-based taqueria is a growing, casual, fast food restaurant that offers soft-shelled tacos in a variety of combinations. Enoch Mexican Taqueria has two locations plus a roaming food truck that can be found on the city streets around Boston. There are two customer favorites at this Mexican establishment, which include a chorizo (Mexican pork sausage) taco with queso and a fried fish taco.

Anna's Taqueria
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Anna's Taqueria
1412 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 739-7300

The multiple locations of Anna's Taqueria around the city make this great Mexican fare easily accessible to the many patrons who frequent the restaurant. Anna's Taqueria offers the home-style flavors of true Mexican street food. Since 1995, this taqueria has been serving hot corn tortillas stuffed with a wide choice of fillings and of course the traditional beans, salsa, and hot sauce. A customer favorite at Anna's Taqueria is the Al Pastor taco, which is stuffed with a rotisserie-cooked, marinated pork topped with pineapple and red onion.

Related: Boston's Best Fish Tacos 

Felipe's Mexican Taqueria
21 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-9944

The philosophy at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria is simple, ingredients should always be fresh and the recipes authentic. This standard of fare has satisfied customers since 2004, when Felipe's opened in Harvard Square. Everything served at this restaurant, including key lime lemonade and traditional guacamole, is made on-site in small batches to ensure freshness. A popular menu choice features two Baja style tacos stuffed with fried shrimp or fish and topped with pickles, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce.

El Potro
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El Potro
61 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-4200

This family-owned restaurant offers a full menu of Mexican favorites made in-house with fresh ingredients. Tacos al carbon, a menu favorite, is a generously filled soft flour tortilla with grilled steak, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and pico de gallo. On the weekend, El Potro features live Mariachi entertainment to enjoy while dining at a hand-carved Mexican table.
Related: Boston's Best Taco Tuesday Specials

Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including
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