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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
Open now
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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

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Solid Mexican Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Filmprof
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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173 reviews 173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

Questions & Answers

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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?