Best Tacos In The MetroWest Area

May 1, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Viva Mexican Grill y Tequileria)

(Photo Credit: Viva Mexican Grill y Tequileria)

(Photo Credit: Viva Mexican Grill y Tequileria)

Cinco de Mayo is just days away. What better way to celebrate then with tacos, margaritas and other Mexican favorites?

With a wide range of ways to enjoy your tacos, these spots in the Metro West area of Massachusetts will leave you satisfied. Whether you enjoy a hard corn shell or a soft flour tortilla with beef, chicken or veggies, the following restaurants will offer tacos just the way you like them.

Related: Best Mexican Cuisine

Pupusas Y Tacos Doña Sofia

144 Waverly St.
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 620-0453

For extremely affordable food in a cozy, casual environment, Pupusas Y Tacos Doña Sofia is the place to go. Locals love the taco selections which include chicken, beef, pork and tongue as well as the papusas. There’s also grilled quesadillas and satisfying, cold Jarritos to wash it all down. And best of all, prices start at just $1.50.

Cafe Sol Azteca
75 Union St.
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 964-0920

Since 1989, Cafe Sol Azteca has served up its award-winning Mexican cuisine. With its spacious patio, it’s the best place in the area for taking advantage of the weather and dining al fresco in the summer. The menu features favorites like enchiladas, tostados, fajitas and much more. There is even a kids menu, making ordering simple for diners of all ages. The crispy tacos fritos include hard taco shells filled with chicken or beef for $13.95, or guests can go all out with the tacos rancheros for $19.50, where you get flour tortillas packed with grilled sirloin and melted cheese. The perfect complement to any of the meals is sangria, margaritas or a glass from the wine list.

Viva Mexican Grill y Tequileria
15 E. Plain St.
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 651-3300

Viva has been praised in the area for its authentic house-made Mexican dishes. There are many dining choices made with fresh, local ingredients, when available, including everything from flautas to burritos. A highlight for dining at Viva is the guacamole, made table side. There are also Mexican tapas and lots of tacos featured on the menu as well. Whether you’re in the mood for beef, chicken, fish, beans or whatever craving you have, Viva has flour or corn tortillas with lots of veggies and cheese to go along with it. And you can’t have a Mexican meal without trying one of the margaritas or choosing something off of the tequila list.

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El Huipil
51 R Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
(978) 298-5302

Newer to the MetroWest restaurant scene is El Huipil in Maynard, MA, which was opened by a husband-and-wife team a few years ago in 2010. This locale serves authentic Mexican cuisine with options like guacamole and chips, burritos, carnitas enchiladas and tasty quesadillas. Enjoy a wide range of tacos starting at just $2.99, which include fresh grilled corn tortillas, pico de gallo and the choices of chicken, steak, carnitas, shredded beef, chorizo or vegetables.

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