Although Boston may not be known for its Mexican cuisine, there is definitely an array of choices when it comes to restaurants that serve the best tacos. From beef cheeks to lobster, the folks at Grub Street put together a great list of the 15 mouth-watering tacos and where to find them. Here are the top five:
WHERE: Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St., Boston
WHAT: Hudson Valley duck tacos, marinated in molasses and Coca-Cola, served with cranberry rosemary risotto and truffled cranberry glaze.
WHERE: Taqueria El Amigo
196 Willow St., Waltham
WHAT: This juicy beef-cheek taco needs nothing more than a dapple of cilantro and onions.
WHERE: Staff Meal
WHAT: The Irene — Two soft tortillas are necessary to capture pork-neck chili, Alex’s ugly hot sauce, dollops of guacamole, cheese, and heaping piles of Fritos.
12 Springfield St., Cambridge
WHAT: Baja Taco — bulbous battered shrimp taco topped with pickled cabbage, cilantro pesto, and chipotle mayonnaise.
WHERE: Beantown Taqueria
245 Mass Ave., Boston
WHAT: Huevos vaqueros — Two messy tacos stuffed with jalapeno-spiked scrambled eggs, topped with adobo sauce and sided with refried beans.