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El Centro Mexican Restaurant

472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
+1 617-262-5708
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“chimichanga” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to grab a bite, great staff, homey environment. Reasonably priced and unlike the rest of the neighborhood you don't need to make a reservation two weeks in advance to get in. Always enjoy stopping in for a bite and a Margarita.

Thank carlojo
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

El Centro never disappoints. The menu is straightforward authentic. Try to go on taco Tuesday! The fish tacos are amazing!

1  Thank mainedish11
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The mojito's were fantastic! Glad we had a glass of water, but I'd go back again just for another glass! The starters we had were guacamole with chorizo & pork empanadas were simply lovely & our mains of shredded beef flautist which was hot, not...More

Thank Honeymonster102
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We're in Boston for the week and craving guacamole! It was a bit of a walk from the university, but we made it and were pleased to find it was worth the walk. I ordered a vegetarian plate with tortillas while my husband had a...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for Mojitos and Margaritas and Churros....All incredible would recommend. The food everyone else is having looks great

Thank Katehale69
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Found on trip advisor. ordered michelada - mexican beer with spices. If you are from india do not miss this. Could not find vegetarian Mexican in mexico but found this gem of a place in boston. Other other veg quesedia etc all excellent.

Thank rajeshrungta
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped by after a google search when we were in the area on a Friday evening around 6pm. We were greeted and seated almost immediately. Our server was attentive and our meal came in no time! I was surprised how fast it arrived, after...More

Thank 83aletab
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you are looking for Mexican food in Boston, El Centro is the place! The menu offers a large variety of interesting, authentic dishes in appetizer as well as entrée sizes. The guacamole is fantastic! And my teenage sons and I love the horchata (sweet...More

Thank karenamullin
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I'm always so surprised that people haven't heard of this restaurant. My husband and I visit this restaurant multiple times a month. The empanadas, grilled corn, shrimp salad and tacos are always a hit. It can get pretty loud inside when it's busy, but if...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great food & margaritas! came in as a group of 7, called 10 minutes before and they were very accommodating and had the table ready for us upon our arrival.

Thank Kris10Sal
South End
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-5708
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