We are back with another addition of the burrito and taco guide for Boston. Although this is the third iteration of the guide, the restaurants listed here are still some of the heavy hitters of the Boston area, so DON’T SLEEP on them.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again, when it comes to burritos, it is all about the wrap and distribution. We’ve all had those bites of a burrito that are straight sour cream, due to poor distribution. No one wants that.
This is one of the reasons why La Hacienda is at the top of our list– they have burrito distribution down to a science. You can guarantee your bite will have a touch of meat, some cheese, rice, and whatever else you decide to fill it with. On top of that, they serve up burritos grilled, which is as veteran a move as it gets.
La Hacienda is conveniently located by the waterfront in East Boston, so it is an ideal spot to get your burrito to-go and enjoy it by the water (Not to mention, with breathtaking views of the city). If you are in more of a drinking mood, you can enjoy their patio and their delicious espresso martinis.
You really can’t go wrong with what you get at Tijuana. This is the burrtio and taco guide but there are two killer items here which are worth drifting off the path of your normal order. 1. The Flautas, for those not familar think of a taquito that you would make at 3am in college in your microwave (or if you were really feeling fancy in your oven), but then take the taquito and make it 1000x better, that is what a flauta is. When you bite into it, cheese oozes out, check out or instagram for an epic cheese pull! The second item which they crush is sopes. These are homemade maze (corn tortillas) similar to a taco but much thicccer. We like to think of them as the marriage of a taco and steamed bun.
Tacos, tacos, and more tacos.
All of the tacos are good here, but there are really two kinds that take the cake. The Cochinita Pibil had us feeling ways very few tacos on the East Coast have. Covered in cilantro and pickled onions, this slow-roasted pork taco brings layers of flavor, as the pork seems to melt in your mouth. The second must-try is their Al Pastor. Many places have this style, but few execute on the level that Rincon has. The spice of the marinade is perfectly counter-balanced by the sweetness of the pineapple, leaving a beautiful marriage of flavor in your mouth. The cherry on top is the delicious homemade salsa and chips brought to your table.
Need more burrito and taco goodness? Follow the link to part 4 of the Boston guide!