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Rudy's Cafe

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248 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2448
+1 617-623-9201
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We've been going to Rudy's for about 30 years, and it has stayed in business for that long because it is uniformly reliable for good Mexican food, margaritas, decent service and a pleasant atmosphere. Not life-changing, but a good choice for lunch or informal dinner.

Thank Judith P
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I first discovered Rudy's as a Tufts student more than 20 years ago. It is every bit as excellent today as it was then. Reasonably priced with a diverse menu, everyone can find something at Rudy's. Our favorites are the Enchiladas Verde (which are vegetarian) and Combination Plate 4 which is made up of various items (enchilada, chimichanga, etc). The... More 

Thank mrosen24
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Last night my friend and I were hungry, hot and tired, so cooking was the last thing that appealed. Luckily, she knew this great spot in Teele Square, and asked if I wanted to try someplace new. Walking in, Cheyenne immediately greeted us with a big smile and walked us over to a big booth where we could stretch out... More 

Thank cassiegt
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visited this place twice and both times food was not better than just OK, just lacking taste; just bland food. Variety of margaritas were impressive but one was not different than the other in terms of flavor. Our waitress was very uninterested in our first visit. We thought that's just a bad day but in the second visit, we... More 

Thank Metropolis2000
White Plains, New York
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the frozen Raspberry Margarita. Delicious! The chips and salsa were fresh and the quesadilla was fabulous. My friend had a chicken skewer with rice that was juicy and flavorful. Prices here are good. Our server was attentive and very sweet. The big down side is the parking. Because the area is mostly Permit Parking, it took awhile... More 

1 Thank sue5290
Boston, MA
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

I absolutely love the food here. My favorite is the pollo verde burrito. You won't leave feeling hungry. The service is friendly and casual and their margaritas are delicious.

1 Thank chp37
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I feel like this is a place that makes a promise and delivers on it. Everything from the neon "Rudy's" sign to the cacti on the window sill says "good, reasonably-priced Mexican food." If you keep coming back, they will remember you and treat you like an old friend. Rudy's is a great place to bring you family for dinner,... More 

Thank George M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We liked the food, but then again it's hard to mess up cheese-covered nachos and a taco salad. The service was prompt and friendly, the bathrooms were pretty clean.

Thank emibarnes
Anaheim, California
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235 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We looked for a Mexican restaurant and this showed up on our GPS. We had to park and walk a block as there is only on street parking and no parking lot. When we arrived, this place was busy. There is a separate bar as they are also known for their Tequila offerings. We ate in the dining area that... More 

Thank sewkitty
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

My boyfriend and I recently moved to Somerville. We love Mexican food, so after I passed Rudy's while driving to my first day of work, we decided to give it a try that weekend. We sat at the bar and the service was exceptional. The margaritas were delicious, the food was great, and the prices were reasonable. It also boasts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2448
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-9201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?