Fancy, overstuffed tacos from Yanqui restaurateurs are a dime a dozen in Boston, but we have a dearth of super-traditional taquerias helmed by Mexican ex-pat chefs—the kind of place where dinner for two might run $25. The latter is what’s going on at this humble East Somerville joint. And it has it so going on that it recently expanded into an adjacent storefront. Don’t miss Sinaloense specialties like tacos of cochinita pibil, cabeza and tripa.
99 Broadway, Somerville • (617) 776-1200
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