Food & Drink

Calorie Bomb

2016 Winner: Chilacates

Photo Credit: Nicole Popma


Jamaica Plain’s sensational new taquería serves tacos, burritos and quesadillas with spectacular fillings, like tacos al pastor carved off a traditional trompo, adding thoughtful details like housemade tortillas and salsas. Trenchermen gravitate to Chilacates for the hefty tortas, sandwiches layered with beans, cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeño mayo on toasty, slightly oily telera rolls. King among these princely sandwiches is the torta de carne asada stuffed with sliced grilled steak. If you must punish your diet, do it with a Mexican steak bomb built from classy ingredients.


224 Amory St., Boston • (617) 522-6000