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Tu Y Yo

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858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
617-623-5411
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Mexican Dishes

This small place in Somerville is a find if you want authentic, interesting Mexican dishes. The menu is rather extensive, the food was excellent, the service was very friendly, and the prices are reasonable. My only complaint is that it is noisy when it is rather busy as it was on this Saturday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Michael M
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Had a party of 9, ordered tamales, sopes and longaniza for appetizers. All of them were incredibly well made, spiced, and presented. For entrees we had tinga, mole colorado tlaxcalteca, nopales con cerdo, the special which was pork mole, and last but certainly not least, indio vestido. Service was incredibly courteous and polite and they paid attention to our needs... More 

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Thank Silas B
Massachusetts
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This restaurant was on our must try list because we love Mexican and wanted to try something different and the reviews were good. We finally tried it one weekday evening in late August early September with just a few patrons (not busy). It was a bad experience. We just don't get the great reviews. And I just read that they... More 

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Thank ItalianPrincess05
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Tucked away in Powderhouse Square in Somerville, Tu y Yo is only a short walk from bustling Davis Square, and well worth it. The restaurant features authentic moles, not only the typical chocolate-based ones, but green moles, red moles, and more. The food is delicious. Try the fish of the day with moleverde, or chicken breasts with colorado mole. A... More 

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Thank FredfromCambridge
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you want reasonably priced and amazingly delicious Mexican food, go to Tu Y Yo. I love the Chicken Mole and the Rellenos. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Lukabayby
Lexington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This small place in Somerville is a find if you want authentic, interesting Mexican dishes. The menu is rather extensive, the food was excellent, the service was very friendly, and the prices are reasonable. My only complaint is that it is noisy when it is rather busy as it was on this Saturday night.

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Thank Michael M
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Located near Tufts University campus, this place is a great place for anyone who goes out of their way to find good food. Well, you do not have to look far. For $5 dollars you have a choice of delicious Mexican food or delicious Mexican food. The lunch menu is limited to a few offerings, but you will not go... More 

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Thank 5thOneFromtheLeft
Boston, MA
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tu Y Yo is a real find for Mexican food in the Boston area (or anywhere for that matter). Chile Relleno en Nogada is beautifully presented, a large chili stuffed with ground beef, almonds, raisins and more in a lovely sauce sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and cilantro. Accompanying beans are out of this world. Carnitas also offer layers of flavor.... More 

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Thank BostonElsie
Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant has been around for as long as I've been a Somervillian (aka almost my whole life), and last night was the first time I went to try it. It's situated in a weird spot on Broadway right before a rotary. The inside is decorated with brightly colored paint and decorations from Mexico. It looks like the inside could... More 

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Thank Amanda B
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here with a group of four. All the food is homemade and with my gluten allergy it was very easy to eat here. My friends that live close by brought us to this place saying it was delicious and they were very right. I had a mole which rocked, and my partner had some soup that he claimed was... More 

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Thank msfixit21
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went to have a pre-Valentine supper at one of our favorite places in the area. Tu Y Yo never disappoints. The food is always great, and the menu is really unique. It is Mexican, but in a tradition that is rare at least around here. I could tell you about special sauces and ingredients, but I don't think the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-623-5411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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