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Boca Grande Taqueria

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
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149 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1205
+1 617-354-5550
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11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I am a huge Mexican food lover, and I will tell you that these burritos are outstanding. The experience of going there reminds me very much of the "soup nazi" episode on Seinfeld. This is no frills dining - you have to make your selections, answer the questions and keep moving, but the staff is actually very nice. What you... More 

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Thank Michael C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Worth crossing the river - no burrito I have had in Boston matches the Colorado Chicken with black beans and no rice from Boca Grande - and they always assemble it properly so you can eat it on the go without it bursting, leaking or spilling all over you.

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Thank BoulderfromBoston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were starving after checking into the Marlowe and pleasantly happened onto Boca Grande. We got the Tacos Tacos Boca Grande and Tacos Al.Pastor, both of which were very good. There's no tables, but a few stools to eat at the window counter. Nothing fancy, just real good Mexican food, fast and affordable.

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Thank GBCamp
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I have been here many times and this is one of the best placed in the Boston for a burrito. They make the burritos to order & the food is always fresh. It is a great place to go for lunch or anytime you are craving a good burrito.

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Thank Tarps86
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I just got off a 8 hour flight and I wanted real food, nothing from a chain or where a hostess has to look for a table in an empty restaurant. This place was simple and folksy with no bells and whistles other than a great Mexican menu. I had the chile verde with rice and beans for $9. A... More 

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Thank BudapestDude
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is my go to food spot. I live down the street, and it is so nice to be able to get a whole meal in about 45 seconds for $5-6. The pineapple burrito is my recommendation, but it is hard to go wrong with any of it.

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Thank wdyttm
NH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I like this place and I think they offer a good value for the food. Usually the portions are large and you can choose what you want to add while you're in line (a bit like Chipotles) since it's also an open kitchen. The menu is pretty basic Mexican, and they don't offer salads or veggies aside from salsa and... More 

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Thank live4vacationing
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

While I didn't have a full meal here, what I did have was impressively free of grease and tasted fresh. In fact, the tomatoes in the salsa tasted so fresh that I went back for more. The counter and serving area was very clean. What more can you ask for in fast-food Mexican? I'd go back soon.

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Thank egwegw
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

The other branch of this restaurant, up in Porter Square, is pretty good, but this one just doesn't make it. They have a limited menu, and all the food tends to taste the same. It just isn't distinctive or delicious. There are definitely better Mexican places around Cambrige.

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Thank Anne H
Milford, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

People love this place, I did not. The chicken burrito I had was very very dry. The chicken itself was way overcooked, no amount of salsa could have saved it. No chance of salmonella. The rest of the burrito was standard fare, nothing special. Portions are big and prices are reasonable, but I don't think I'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-5550

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