Mexican Restaurants in Somerville

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If you’re lucky, owner Roberto might be waiting with a glass of complimentary wine when you arrive at Cantina la Mexicana. But don’t fret if he’s absent—there’s still organic Mexican food to devour, fruity margaritas to sip, and more than 30 tequilas to throw back.

247 Washington St
Somerville,
MA
US

Taking its name from the Spanish word for a young colt, El Potro treats diners to zesty feasts of sizzling steak fajitas, saucy chilaquiles, and tacos filled with spicy peppers and marinated meats. Festive Mexican d?cor surrounds diners, with red tile floors and orange walls framing chunky, solid-wood chairs that feature hand-painted images of horses, galloping vaqueros, and lasso-swinging centaurs. Alongside spreads of food and margaritas from the full bar, diners can revel in karaoke on Thursday or Sunday nights or swinging jams from the house band Mariachi Estampa de America on Fridays and Saturdays.

61 Union Sq
Somerville,
MA
US

Even before you step inside, Tu Y Yo proves its authenticity. According to The Phoenix, a handwritten note on the door warns guests, “No burritos served here!” But with grasshopper tacos on the food menu, and micheladas (Mexican beer cocktails) on the drink list, the burritos will hardly be missed.

858 Broadway
Somerville,
MA
US