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Tu Y Yo

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858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
+1 617-623-5411
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank elfsinger
Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Karen W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Somerville, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Wow. Where do I start. This place is PHENOMENAL! The quesadilla appetizer is amazing, and the chicken tinga is so great. The Oaxaca chocolate is amazing and the staff is very friendly!

Thank matty_t_24
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Colorful, clean restaurant with friendly, helpful wait staff. This is a small place with a family feel. The food is interesting, delicious and carefully prepared...presentation is wonderful. Can't go wrong!

1 Thank Sadean13
Level Contributor
90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Had a party of 9, ordered tamales, sopes and longaniza for appetizers. All of them were incredibly well made, spiced, and presented. For entrees we had tinga, mole colorado tlaxcalteca, nopales con cerdo, the special which was pork mole, and last but certainly not least, indio vestido. Service was incredibly courteous and polite and they paid attention to our needs... More 

Thank Silas B
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This restaurant was on our must try list because we love Mexican and wanted to try something different and the reviews were good. We finally tried it one weekday evening in late August early September with just a few patrons (not busy). It was a bad experience. We just don't get the great reviews. And I just read that they... More 

Thank ItalianPrincess05
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Tucked away in Powderhouse Square in Somerville, Tu y Yo is only a short walk from bustling Davis Square, and well worth it. The restaurant features authentic moles, not only the typical chocolate-based ones, but green moles, red moles, and more. The food is delicious. Try the fish of the day with moleverde, or chicken breasts with colorado mole. A... More 

Thank FredfromCambridge
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you want reasonably priced and amazingly delicious Mexican food, go to Tu Y Yo. I love the Chicken Mole and the Rellenos. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lukabayby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-5411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?