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858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
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Ranked #14 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was my fourth visit to Tu Y Yo in about 4 years. I would have to say that this place has dropped one star every year. The first time I went there it would 4 stars, next year 3, then 2 and then this time I would give it 1 star. Tu Y Yo tries to offer a home-cooked... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Ty Y Yo sits between Davis Square and Tufts University. It's been around a long time and a recent visit explained why. On a Saturday afternoon in December the place was dead. In fact we thought it was closed when we walked up. It's a little tired around the edges but they turn out good food. The chicken mole was... More 

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San Diego, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a truly authentic Mexican fare experience. They make genuine Mexican entrees, and the food is exquisite. If you want chimichangas, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and that type of Mexican food, this is not the place. This place is for those seeking an alternative introduction to the type of food that is not on the menu at most restaurants that... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Attention and be advised: This is not just another Tex-Mex place. Tu Y Yo is a genuinely, authentic Mexican restaurant with recipes from Mexico, and they are cooked to perfection. Moreover, the service is down home and attentive. Prices are reasonable, although maybe a few dollars more than Chi-Chis (and that's the only context I can imagine mentioning them both... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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87 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We've been here before and always enjoyed the meal. This is not border (Tex-Mex) cuisine, but central Mexican. They claim all recipes are from the family or friends thereof. We arrived just after they opened for dinner and were seated immediately. I started with crepa de cuitlacoche en salsa poblana which is a crepe stuffed with smut (a black fungus... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went here when Boston Burger had a natural gas issue in their restaurant (insert joke here). Fortunately, we decided to try Mexican and we were very happy with our choice. We arrived at opening - early actually, but they invited us in anyway - and ordered Puerco Cacahuate and Bisteces Mama Evelia. Both my son and I were very pleased... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's not a fancy place but it has absolutely delicious, authentic Mexican food. The flavors and seasoning were perfect. Nothing is too spicy so you can taste your food. The service was good too; friendly and attentive. Prices are average and portions are decent. We were all full when we left and didn't have room for dessert.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm not even joking when I say it's VERY authentic. I've had my share of traditional text-mex, but this place takes the cake with authenticity! Get the Jalapenos Maria Luisa - they're huge jalapenos stuffed with shredded chicken over a bed of tomato sauce and order the Caldo Tlalpeno, which is a traditional Mexican style chicken soup made to perfection.... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Must get Indio Vestido it is cactus paddle stuffed with cheese, it is delicious. Also get the chicken mole, it is the best in the world. Our waiter was extremely polite and helpful and food came out fast.

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Pennington, NJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a small unprepossessing place in an out of the way square (Davis) in a little known "suburb" of Boston but the food could move to town- any town, anywhere. It is fantastic! Chile rellenos, mole, all sorts of exotic and truly Mexican plates. This is not Tex-Mex, as many have pointed out, so be prepared. The food is... More 

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Additional Information about Tu Y Yo

Address: 858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
Phone Number: 617-623-5411
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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