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Boca Grande Taqueria

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
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149 First St, Cambridge, MA 02142
+1 617-354-5550
11:00 - 20:00
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend their tofu adobo burrito. It's delicious and very filling. I'm not a vegetarian, I just like this burrito so much that I choose it over their other options!

Thank Stephanie E
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Pineapple chicken quesadilla was sloppy, soggy, and generally sad. I was not impressed with the food. Let's face it: if a quesadilla isn't crispy, it isn't worth the calories. The menu seemed to have extensive offerings at a price point just below Chipotle, which is wise given that the nearest Chipotle is just across the street in the cafeteria of... More 

Thank kath59215
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I am a huge Mexican food lover, and I will tell you that these burritos are outstanding. The experience of going there reminds me very much of the "soup nazi" episode on Seinfeld. This is no frills dining - you have to make your selections, answer the questions and keep moving, but the staff is actually very nice. What you... More 

Thank Michael C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Worth crossing the river - no burrito I have had in Boston matches the Colorado Chicken with black beans and no rice from Boca Grande - and they always assemble it properly so you can eat it on the go without it bursting, leaking or spilling all over you.

Thank BoulderfromBoston
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We were starving after checking into the Marlowe and pleasantly happened onto Boca Grande. We got the Tacos Tacos Boca Grande and Tacos Al.Pastor, both of which were very good. There's no tables, but a few stools to eat at the window counter. Nothing fancy, just real good Mexican food, fast and affordable.

Thank GBCamp
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have been here many times and this is one of the best placed in the Boston for a burrito. They make the burritos to order & the food is always fresh. It is a great place to go for lunch or anytime you are craving a good burrito.

Thank Tarps86
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I just got off a 8 hour flight and I wanted real food, nothing from a chain or where a hostess has to look for a table in an empty restaurant. This place was simple and folksy with no bells and whistles other than a great Mexican menu. I had the chile verde with rice and beans for $9. A... More 

Thank BudapestDude
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is my go to food spot. I live down the street, and it is so nice to be able to get a whole meal in about 45 seconds for $5-6. The pineapple burrito is my recommendation, but it is hard to go wrong with any of it.

Thank wdyttm
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I like this place and I think they offer a good value for the food. Usually the portions are large and you can choose what you want to add while you're in line (a bit like Chipotles) since it's also an open kitchen. The menu is pretty basic Mexican, and they don't offer salads or veggies aside from salsa and... More 

Thank live4vacationing
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

While I didn't have a full meal here, what I did have was impressively free of grease and tasted fresh. In fact, the tomatoes in the salsa tasted so fresh that I went back for more. The counter and serving area was very clean. What more can you ask for in fast-food Mexican? I'd go back soon.

Thank egwegw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 First St, Cambridge, MA 02142
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-5550

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