La Verdad

★★★★★
  • 1 Lansdowne Street

    Boston, MA 02215

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  • 617-421-9595

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FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT here. Fresh salsa and chips are served. Also, I love the taco plates because the tortillas are made fresh and so are the ingredients. The guacamole is to die for and so are the churros (when served fresh). I did get an

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FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT here. Fresh salsa and chips are served. Also, I love the taco plates because the tortillas are made fresh and so are the ingredients. The guacamole is to die for and so are the churros (when served fresh). I did get an

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While traveling to Boston - we visited this restaurant \r
The food and drinks were good but the service was the worst I have seen in years. Being in the restaurant business for over 40 years myself - I was appalled at this girl's idea of

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While traveling to Boston - we visited this restaurant \r
The food and drinks were good but the service was the worst I have seen in years. Being in the restaurant business for over 40 years myself - I was appalled at this girl's idea of

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I used to come here last semester for $1 taco nights at La Verdad! I was a bit apprehensive, since I'm not normally a big taco fan, but their soft tacos are some of the best in Boston. I wouldn't want to pay normal price, since the portion

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I used to come here last semester for $1 taco nights at La Verdad! I was a bit apprehensive, since I'm not normally a big taco fan, but their soft tacos are some of the best in Boston. I wouldn't want to pay normal price, since the portion

Pros: $1 Tacos!!!

Cons: Crowded in Sox season

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I went for $1 taco night (Tuesdays) and if I had to rate La Verdad on their tacos, they would get 5 stars. Everything else is just A-Ok - it would have been only 2 stars, but I couldn't do that to a Ken Oringer restaurant. You can't beat $1 for delicious tacos, but a place named "La Verdad" should have fantastic margaritas too! The margarita I ordered came in a rocks glass, with a ridiculous amount of salt, and practically NO alcohol in it. They charge $8 for basically a virgin margarita. This is a great place to bring your drunk friend after a Red Sox game to eat great tacos and make him think he's still drinking alcohol.

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I went for $1 taco night (Tuesdays) and if I had to rate La Verdad on their tacos, they would get 5 stars. Everything else is just A-Ok - it would have been only 2 stars, but I couldn't do that to a Ken Oringer restaurant. You can't beat $1 for delicious tacos, but a place named "La Verdad" should have fantastic margaritas too! The margarita I ordered came in a rocks glass, with a ridiculous amount of salt, and practically NO alcohol in it. They charge $8 for basically a virgin margarita. This is a great place to bring your drunk friend after a Red Sox game to eat great tacos and make him think he's still drinking alcohol.

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Start with a margarita. Or sangria. Or a Corona or Dos Equis. What else are you going to do? You're in a Mexican restaurant?

Try some of the tacos.. there are flavors for every palate. There will be leftover nachos. Bring friends :)

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Start with a margarita. Or sangria. Or a Corona or Dos Equis. What else are you going to do? You're in a Mexican restaurant?

Try some of the tacos.. there are flavors for every palate. There will be leftover nachos. Bring friends :)

Pros: Duck Confit Tacos, Nachos w/ Fresh Guacamole

Cons: I may have overindulged...

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The cafe is great for a quick bite. I recommend the chips and guacamole. The quesadillas are really big too, but go for one with meat.

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The cafe is great for a quick bite. I recommend the chips and guacamole. The quesadillas are really big too, but go for one with meat.

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I recently went here with some friends. We were seated somewhat near the door and it was freezing! My friend ordered wine and there was a bug in her glass. When she showed it to the waitress the glass was taken away and quickly

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I recently went here with some friends. We were seated somewhat near the door and it was freezing! My friend ordered wine and there was a bug in her glass. When she showed it to the waitress the glass was taken away and quickly

Pros: they have tacos!

Cons: cold durring the winter

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We went here once before a game. It was rather busy and crowded but it was a really fun time. I loved the margaritas. Our server was entertaining and friendly. The meat quality was really good and everything was to satisfaction

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We went here once before a game. It was rather busy and crowded but it was a really fun time. I loved the margaritas. Our server was entertaining and friendly. The meat quality was really good and everything was to satisfaction

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I could eat the duck tacos forever. The drinks are expensive but they're equally awesome. I come here w/ my wife before games or nice summer nights. Eat great food have a few frozen drinks and bill isn't huge. I love this place.

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I could eat the duck tacos forever. The drinks are expensive but they're equally awesome. I come here w/ my wife before games or nice summer nights. Eat great food have a few frozen drinks and bill isn't huge. I love this place.

Pros: Great food

Cons: can be crowded when Sox in town, not always open

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Went here last night before a show at the new House of Blues. We got seats at the bar which was great. It was pretty busy but really cleared out once people left to head over to the Sox game. The margaritas were really tasty, but pretty small and very weak, especially since they were $8-12 each. The tacos were yummy - I had a "choose three" combo plate with carne asada, carnitas, and chili relleno. The steak and pork quality were great - much better than some other mexican places. I'll definitely go again, but I might not have margaritas.

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Went here last night before a show at the new House of Blues. We got seats at the bar which was great. It was pretty busy but really cleared out once people left to head over to the Sox game. The margaritas were really tasty, but pretty small and very weak, especially since they were $8-12 each. The tacos were yummy - I had a "choose three" combo plate with carne asada, carnitas, and chili relleno. The steak and pork quality were great - much better than some other mexican places. I'll definitely go again, but I might not have margaritas.

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I will never turn down a La Verdad taco. \r
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I am originally from California and good mexican food is severely lacking in Boston. For some reason, corn tortillas are not that popular here. Sadness. Then La Verdad came around and

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I will never turn down a La Verdad taco. \r
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I am originally from California and good mexican food is severely lacking in Boston. For some reason, corn tortillas are not that popular here. Sadness. Then La Verdad came around and

Pros: Great food made me miss home

Cons: Fish taco

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FISHTACOFISHTACOFISHTACO. I freaking love fish tacos and I'm proud to say it. I thought I would find no equal to fish tacos I'd had in California, and then I was introduced to La Verdad. Sweet little handmade tortillas, flaky perfectly

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FISHTACOFISHTACOFISHTACO. I freaking love fish tacos and I'm proud to say it. I thought I would find no equal to fish tacos I'd had in California, and then I was introduced to La Verdad. Sweet little handmade tortillas, flaky perfectly

Pros: great fish tacos

Cons: parking

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We ate at laverdad on tuesday this week and the food was outstanding. They have a deal on dollar tacos i had three chicken and one of the pork tacos. The chicken was roasted with a spicy BBQ rub and was so juice it also had refried beans

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We ate at laverdad on tuesday this week and the food was outstanding. They have a deal on dollar tacos i had three chicken and one of the pork tacos. The chicken was roasted with a spicy BBQ rub and was so juice it also had refried beans

Pros: great food drinks and service

Cons: lights where really low could bearly read menu

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I had heard a great deal about La Verdad since it opened, but was very disappointed after finally paying a visit. The restaurant was fairly empty when my dinner companion and I arrived, roughly 5:00 on a Saturday. There was no

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★★★★★

I had heard a great deal about La Verdad since it opened, but was very disappointed after finally paying a visit. The restaurant was fairly empty when my dinner companion and I arrived, roughly 5:00 on a Saturday. There was no

Pros: Location is good for ball games, good quesadillas

Cons: Service, flavor, value

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Went to Laverdad Last night and the food was great. I got the mixed gril plate which was steak pork and two house made sausages and my wife got the fish tacos. They were pretty busy and intil the game started after that the place cleared out. Our server was very nice and took care of us even know she was very busy. The drinks were right on and the margeritas were amazing

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Went to Laverdad Last night and the food was great. I got the mixed gril plate which was steak pork and two house made sausages and my wife got the fish tacos. They were pretty busy and intil the game started after that the place cleared out. Our server was very nice and took care of us even know she was very busy. The drinks were right on and the margeritas were amazing

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Went over the weekend and ordered a regular FROZEN margarita and the waitress came back with a regular margarita, shaken. When I told her that's not what I ordered she just matter of factly told us they don't serve regular margaritas

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Went over the weekend and ordered a regular FROZEN margarita and the waitress came back with a regular margarita, shaken. When I told her that's not what I ordered she just matter of factly told us they don't serve regular margaritas

Pros: location if looking for a good meal before/after the game, dessert

Cons: description of menu items are false, unknowledgeable servers

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Went to Laverdad Last night and the food was great. I got the mixed gril plate which was steak pork and two house made sausages and my wife got the fish tacos. They were pretty busy and intil the game started after that the place cleared

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Went to Laverdad Last night and the food was great. I got the mixed gril plate which was steak pork and two house made sausages and my wife got the fish tacos. They were pretty busy and intil the game started after that the place cleared

Pros: food drinks

Cons: parking

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The bar tenders and bouncers are rude, provide poor service and are always on power trips. For such a boring bar and average food they all seem to think they are a big deal. I have been her a couple of times and it always ends in the bar

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The bar tenders and bouncers are rude, provide poor service and are always on power trips. For such a boring bar and average food they all seem to think they are a big deal. I have been her a couple of times and it always ends in the bar

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I'll give them a slight break as I was there before a ballgame. So, yes, the service was painfully slow--they desperately needed another bartender--but it was really crowded and would be clearing out soon. No break given for the bland

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I'll give them a slight break as I was there before a ballgame. So, yes, the service was painfully slow--they desperately needed another bartender--but it was really crowded and would be clearing out soon. No break given for the bland

Pros: pretty good margaritas

Cons: Bland, bland, bland

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When I sat in La Verdad last weekend, I knew I would write a citysearch review. Before I sat down to type mine up, I read the other reviews to see if other people had similar experiences to me. Apparently not. but I feel like mine is

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When I sat in La Verdad last weekend, I knew I would write a citysearch review. Before I sat down to type mine up, I read the other reviews to see if other people had similar experiences to me. Apparently not. but I feel like mine is

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My wife and I love this place, fantastic atmosphere, great authentic food and top notch margaritas. The bartender we had last Saturday (Feb 16th) she was great too, super friendly and very helpful with recommendations and she made a mean

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My wife and I love this place, fantastic atmosphere, great authentic food and top notch margaritas. The bartender we had last Saturday (Feb 16th) she was great too, super friendly and very helpful with recommendations and she made a mean

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere, drinks, prices, all fantastic.

Cons: Closed on Sundays?

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I went to La Verdad before the playoff game on Friday for a few drinks with three friends. The bar was busy, but we were still able to get drinks, it just took a few minutes. The margaritas were very good, not too sure what was in them,

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I went to La Verdad before the playoff game on Friday for a few drinks with three friends. The bar was busy, but we were still able to get drinks, it just took a few minutes. The margaritas were very good, not too sure what was in them,

Pros: good drinks, crowded, fun spot before the game

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Authentic Mexican food was hard to find in Boston ?until La Verdad opened. Not only do they serve you the best tacos in the city, but also they have the ambience that will keep people coming back. As you walk past the take out/open

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Authentic Mexican food was hard to find in Boston ?until La Verdad opened. Not only do they serve you the best tacos in the city, but also they have the ambience that will keep people coming back. As you walk past the take out/open

Pros: authentic mexican food, pitchers of margaritas, cool vibe

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I went to La Verdad for the first time last night before the game (left work a bit early?) for some margaritas and pre-game food where I met up with up some friends. We all arrived at different times, so we congregated at the bar. The

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I went to La Verdad for the first time last night before the game (left work a bit early?) for some margaritas and pre-game food where I met up with up some friends. We all arrived at different times, so we congregated at the bar. The

Pros: agave nectar margaritas, fresh tortillas, great scene...

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Went to La Verdad yesterday before Rufus Wainwright concert on a friend's recommendation. I was aware it would be busy but I was greeted(with a very nice smile) and seated soon after. While waiting my girlfriend and I had margaritas at

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Went to La Verdad yesterday before Rufus Wainwright concert on a friend's recommendation. I was aware it would be busy but I was greeted(with a very nice smile) and seated soon after. While waiting my girlfriend and I had margaritas at

Pros: Quality food, drinks, service

Cons: parking

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This place is great. Now I'm no expert on food but everything I've had here, which is pretty much everything on the menu, has been delicious. Not only was the margarita that I had beautiful but also the bartender who was serving me. The

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This place is great. Now I'm no expert on food but everything I've had here, which is pretty much everything on the menu, has been delicious. Not only was the margarita that I had beautiful but also the bartender who was serving me. The

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I feel upon this restaurant after leaving Cask n Flagoon which wasn't the best experience and I got a half way down Landsdowne st and heard music coming from a patio. I walked into the restaurant and sat at the bar and tried a Margarita

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I feel upon this restaurant after leaving Cask n Flagoon which wasn't the best experience and I got a half way down Landsdowne st and heard music coming from a patio. I walked into the restaurant and sat at the bar and tried a Margarita

Pros: Food and Drink

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I went to La Verdad a few days ago with some friends and I have to say that the food was awesome. I haven't had grilled corn like that since I was in Mexico and bought it in the streets there - very authentic. We got a bunch of tacos to

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I went to La Verdad a few days ago with some friends and I have to say that the food was awesome. I haven't had grilled corn like that since I was in Mexico and bought it in the streets there - very authentic. We got a bunch of tacos to

Pros: Food, drinks, outdoor seating

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Great atmosphere, awesome music. The tacos are unbelievable, and you can't go there and not have the chips and guacamole....everything is so fresh. Oh, how could I forget?....they honestly make the best margaritas I've ever had (and

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Great atmosphere, awesome music. The tacos are unbelievable, and you can't go there and not have the chips and guacamole....everything is so fresh. Oh, how could I forget?....they honestly make the best margaritas I've ever had (and

Pros: Great service, awesome drinks, quality food.

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Someone recently mentioned to my roomate and I to try out La Verdad on Lansdowne Street for some cheap tacos and margaritas. We encountered a fantastic taqueria and restaurant all in one. We were psyched to get patio seating and when we

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Someone recently mentioned to my roomate and I to try out La Verdad on Lansdowne Street for some cheap tacos and margaritas. We encountered a fantastic taqueria and restaurant all in one. We were psyched to get patio seating and when we

Pros: tacos, margaritas

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I went to La Verdad with a group of my friends one night after a Sox game. We had a great time! We snacked on Chips and Guac (some of the best guac I have had) and girl talked over amazing margaritas! The atmosphere was great and the

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★★★★★

I went to La Verdad with a group of my friends one night after a Sox game. We had a great time! We snacked on Chips and Guac (some of the best guac I have had) and girl talked over amazing margaritas! The atmosphere was great and the

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OK, so our first visit to La Verdad was maybe a little too early to check out a new restaurant, the food & drinks were good but the service was another story. Being regular "foodies", my wife and I went back yesterday (sox were not

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OK, so our first visit to La Verdad was maybe a little too early to check out a new restaurant, the food & drinks were good but the service was another story. Being regular "foodies", my wife and I went back yesterday (sox were not

Pros: Taco's and fresh guac

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We live in Trilogy, the new apartment building by Fenway, and were excited to try a new restaurant in our neighborhood. We were very disappointed. We went on a Friday night when the Red Sox were out of town. The place was empty but the

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We live in Trilogy, the new apartment building by Fenway, and were excited to try a new restaurant in our neighborhood. We were very disappointed. We went on a Friday night when the Red Sox were out of town. The place was empty but the

Pros: Food

Cons: Loud music

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My boyfriend and I caught a meal at La Verdad before a show at the Avalon. Based on the past reviews of very poor service we were a bit worried about the timing and decided to forgo the server and sit at the bar. I think they got the

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I caught a meal at La Verdad before a show at the Avalon. Based on the past reviews of very poor service we were a bit worried about the timing and decided to forgo the server and sit at the bar. I think they got the

Pros: Authentic food at a great price.

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Hate to have my first review ever be a negative one, but I feel compelled to warn others--and hopefully the restaurant will get a clue. Went there last night to check out this new spot before a show at Avalon. Unfortunately our expectation

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★★★★★

Hate to have my first review ever be a negative one, but I feel compelled to warn others--and hopefully the restaurant will get a clue. Went there last night to check out this new spot before a show at Avalon. Unfortunately our expectation

Cons: Lack of service

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We are big fans of Ken Oringer and were excited to try La Verdad.\r
Unfortunately, we will not be going back.\r
We sat at our table for 1 hr and 1/2 and only received one round of drinks and the waitress forgot about our appetizer order.

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We are big fans of Ken Oringer and were excited to try La Verdad.\r
Unfortunately, we will not be going back.\r
We sat at our table for 1 hr and 1/2 and only received one round of drinks and the waitress forgot about our appetizer order.

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My husband young child and I went and tryly enjoyed the selection of tacos - especially the shrimp. We each had two margaritas (not too potent), several small tacos, chips and salsa and gilled corn. The grilled corn appetizer was

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My husband young child and I went and tryly enjoyed the selection of tacos - especially the shrimp. We each had two margaritas (not too potent), several small tacos, chips and salsa and gilled corn. The grilled corn appetizer was

Pros: quality of food, cute take out area, good margaritas

Cons: expensive, uncomfortable seating, not great service

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Went with a friend last night as it seemed like a great choice for Cinco de Mayo. Expected it to be crowded. Did not expect the host to try to discourage us from staying or the bartending staff to first set us up with drinks but then

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Went with a friend last night as it seemed like a great choice for Cinco de Mayo. Expected it to be crowded. Did not expect the host to try to discourage us from staying or the bartending staff to first set us up with drinks but then

Pros: excellent food at reasonable prices

Cons: horrible service

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WOW!!!! It is next to impossible to find good Mexican food in Boston, and it is completely out of the question to find a decent taqueria. When the best you can do is Anna's, you know you have a sad Mexican food scene. \r
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WOW!!!! It is next to impossible to find good Mexican food in Boston, and it is completely out of the question to find a decent taqueria. When the best you can do is Anna's, you know you have a sad Mexican food scene. \r
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Pros: Location for games, PRICE, tequila list, unparalleled food

Cons: Parking (near the park), nothing else

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To enter La Verdad is to forgo every last shred of skepticism about Ken Oringer's Midas touch. From New French fare to sashimi to tapas, he's conquered every cuisine he's attempted---and comida mexicana is no exception. Granted, context is…

 

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