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“A gem of an authentic Mexican restaurant tdiffers from the typical tex-mex offering ”
Review of Tu Y Yo

Tu Y Yo
Ranked #46 of 314 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Friday afternoon and although the lunch menu was quite small we asked for their full menu which had a much larger selection which I thought was very good. The menu has a number of choices within each food category of chicken, pork, beef , fish and vegetarian that avoids the typical Tex-mex offerings that have become way too commonplace when it comes to Mexican food.
My wife had the Flautas de Pollo (Chicken Flautas): Crispy tacos stuffed with shredded chicken, while I had the Mole Colorado Tlaxcateca: Chicken breast in a red mole sauce made with Mexican chocolate, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and Mexican peppers which was excellent ( it came with black beans and rice) and my friend had the Carnitas: Slow cooked pork, simmered in spices, lard and orange juice with salsa and tortillas which he really enjoyed.
It was quite empty for lunch but I don't know about dinner. The service was fine.
Would definitely go back.

Thank clearfieldtoothpullr
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The choices on the menu are minimal, but each dish is chosen and crafted with care. Each menu item describes the provenance, both place and date, of the recipe. They range from relatively modern back to pre-European dishes. Anyone expecting the usual "Mexican" fare served in the US is in for a surprise, and, hopefully, a taste awakening!

This is one of the few restaurants in the Boston area that serves nopales (cactus paddle), and they actually have multiple dishes with it!

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Thank elfsinger
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Amazing Oaxacan food. The spicy hot chocolate is wonderful, and all of the dishes I've tried have been unique and delicious.

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Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Unassuming but superb dishes that are not the typical us Mexican restaurant fare. This place is probably my favorite mexican restaurant in Boston

Thank Dkluft
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic. We go with family and friends we want to impress. Every dish is a winner. The new lunch menu is a welcome addition.

Thank Heron G
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