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Rudy's Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , American
248 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2448
+1 617-623-9201
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
248 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2448
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had a wonderful reunion with old uni friends here. Great atmosphere, allows to have quite conversations, good quality food and friendly service, reasonable prices. Easy walk from Tafts.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed December 24, 2017

About halfway between Davis Square and Tufts University, this is the go-to place for a friendly, affordable dinner. They serve a variations on rice, beans, salsa, then add chicken or beef for quesadilla, burritos, tacos... Nachos and other apps are quite tasty, too. Desserts include...More

Thank Rona F
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This was our first time here and we really liked the food, the cocktails were awesome as well. Great service, we'll be back for sure.

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We went, today, with my daughter who lives nearby. I would go back, very soon if I lived closer. The guacamole and chips were delish!!!! My spinach quesadilla was fresh and tasty. And finally, the margarita--- to die for!!

Thank steph8564
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a late night dinner here with a combo platter, chicken taco dinner and chicken skewer on the menu. The service was great and the chips and salsa made the margaritas all that much better. Big portions and reasonable prices for the area.Several blocks...More

Thank Lvttx
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of beers and food. It's what you would expect from a Tex mex restaurant in that location: not fantastic but reasonably priced and good food. Would go back there

Thank KristoferER
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We've been going to Rudy's for about 30 years, and it has stayed in business for that long because it is uniformly reliable for good Mexican food, margaritas, decent service and a pleasant atmosphere. Not life-changing, but a good choice for lunch or informal dinner.

Thank Judith P
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I first discovered Rudy's as a Tufts student more than 20 years ago. It is every bit as excellent today as it was then. Reasonably priced with a diverse menu, everyone can find something at Rudy's. Our favorites are the Enchiladas Verde (which are vegetarian)...More

Thank mrosen24
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Last night my friend and I were hungry, hot and tired, so cooking was the last thing that appealed. Luckily, she knew this great spot in Teele Square, and asked if I wanted to try someplace new. Walking in, Cheyenne immediately greeted us with a...More

Thank cassiegt
Reviewed March 23, 2016

We visited this place twice and both times food was not better than just OK, just lacking taste; just bland food. Variety of margaritas were impressive but one was not different than the other in terms of flavor. Our waitress was very uninterested in our...More

Thank Metropolis2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2448
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-623-9201
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