Food & Drink


2014 Winner: El Centro

Need a date-night option that’s more sophisticated than a taqueria, but can’t abide the gringo cliches of Boston’s upscale Mex places? The South End’s El Centro offers a third way: It’s intimate and pretty, pours the right beverages (wine and sangria, Mexican beers, tequila and margaritas), and best of all, serves up a more traditional and refined take on Mexican cuisine, including specialties from chef/owner Allan Rodriguez’ native Sonora. Nobody wants to go home smelling like sizzling fajitas, anyway.

El Centro

472 Shawmut Ave., Boston • (617) 262-5708

El Centro

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