On the door of Tu Y Yo in Somerville, a handwritten note declares, “No burritos served here!” The venom in its words might be missed by an out-of-towner, but to a Boston native, the disdain is deafening. Mere years ago, assembly-line-style burritos ruled the city’s Mexican culinary scene. Finally, around 2010, some genuine Mexican eateries emerged, adding their number to a few hidden gems that’d been around for decades. Today, Boston’s emerging Mexican food scene is getting some well-deserved time in the spotlight, ensuring fans never have to go without moles, cemitas, and, yes, even burritos.
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