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“Easy going East Cambridge place with a stand-out barbacoa taco”

The Lone Star Taco Bar
Ranked #217 of 3,424 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We've really only had tacos here--I mean, that's the point right?--but some of the other sides we've had, like guacamole or corn or other things, make me think you're not going to go wrong with anything. Until the last couple of years, I can state as an exiled Californian that the Boston area has been a Mexican food desert. It's still not the West Coast, and this is definitely a trained-chef version of Mexican food. And you're about 20 times more likely to hear some not-so-Mexican-people talk in university-bred accents about antigens or craft beers than you are to see any hard-working recent immigrants. Still, if you're cool with white people, it's unpretentious, friendly, and delicious. All the tacos are good, but the barbacoa is the standout. I'd recommend getting a variety but saving that barbacoa for last. It's a good place for brunch. For our kid who doesn't like spicy food so much, they've been kind enough to be willing to put the chicken from the tostada into a taco, which makes a super tasty chicken taco without too much spice. Drinks are good; during warm weather you can now eat outside; there's a pleasant, easy-going vibe here which goes with the still not fully gentrified East Cambridge surroundings.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Simply loving this bar! Went there with some latin american friends and even they approve the menu and drinks (well done!)
Go for the mugherita (magherita in a mug) and always, always bring your passport (otherwise you won't have fun).
For food, try any kind of tacos. Really they are delicious (well maybe start with the Dallas Spicy beef)

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

They have two location this one is right near Inman Square. It’s tiny but a perfect size for tacos and beer. I never thought a Kolsch would compliment a taco, but it does. They also have great salsa, and fresh tortilla chips. We loved the tacos, they do a nice job with the meats. I highly recommend the carnitas and chorizo.

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Thank Kipp7272
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was outstanding. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is incredible. Many different items on the menu. Nothing we ordered wasn't good. It is a small place though and filled up fast. There was a line by the time we left.

Thank 406Foodie
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We just arrived in town and were looking for someplace to eat and found this little neighborhood gem. It was very quaint little place with a long bar and a half dozen or so tables. We were lucky to get a couple at the bar. Our bartender/server Ambar was nothing short of outstanding. We were definitely not locals as most of the crowd was but she made us feel very welcome and was a pleasure to talk with. The menu is not huge but offers some really good choices. We had the carnitas and Dallas Tacos and they were delicious. They have numerous craft beers and slot of exotic drinks both with and without alcohol. A must stop if you are in the Cambridge area.

Thank Michael C
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