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El Centro Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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472 Shawmut Ave Boston, MA 02118
472 Shawmut AveUSMABoston02118
(617) 262-5708
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Mexican eatery serving regional classics & standards, with bar slinging beer, sangria & margaritas.- Google
People talk about grilled skirt steak, shredded chicken, red sangria, charcoal grilled and frida kahlo
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Tom Harrison
reviewed in the last week
We just had dinner in their new Belmont location (El Centro Tres) and it was outstanding. The atmosphere was cool and fun, the prices reasonable, and the service was good. The food, however, was exceptional. It's a running joke amongst by Boston friends (the ones who have been to, say, California) that it's really impossible to get really great Mexican food here. The several places we have been to and loved, over the years were not able to stay in business. It looks like El Centro may have found the right combination of authenticity and atmosphere to make it. We live in Newton, having moved from Boston (Allston) when we had kids. There are really very few good restaurants in Newton, and the ones that have good food are far more expensive that the authentic and excellent "hole in the wall" places in the city, where you can get really amazing and unique food without walking away broke. The Chipotle Chicken with asparagus sounds like something you would get in some chain restaurant. But (oh my god) this dish was unlike anything I have ever had -- spicy, creamy sauce with perfectly crispy asparagus and beautifully cooked chicken. My wife had a fish taco with a brilliantly light sauce infused with cilantro and you could actually taste the fish. My daughter had the lorenzo taco which was also wonderful. Even the salsa with chips was great -- served warm. It was clear that the whole staff was happy to be doing what they do, and clear that they people out front and in back knew how to do it well. And now we'll have to try their other locations, but even so, it's no longer my opinion that there's no exceptional Mexican food in Boston.
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Conrad Osmond
reviewed 10 months ago
Terrible service, surprised the won the best of boston. Staff was unfriendly, unhelpful, totally disappointed. I am one less customer, checked into places i will never come back to again..
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Esteban Coppel
reviewed 8 months ago
Great Northern Mexican Cuisine.
Em Hooper
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good good, good prices.
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Jose Andres Passarelli
reviewed a year ago
The micheladas at this place are spectacular, and everything I have tried so far has been excellent except for the burritos. The burritos are not really good. I highly suggest peple to stop by during weekends during brunch time for a michelada and some chilaquiles. Delicious
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Thomas Shull
reviewed a year ago
The staff is helpful and laid back. The food is really good. The guacamole and sangria is not to be missed.