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858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
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Ranked #10 of 250 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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Natick, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Cambridge, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We always take guests from Europe here to give them a taste of authentic Mexican food. It's always a big hit and returning guests ask to go back there. I particularly love the peppers stuffed with pomegranate seeds. The mole dishes tend to be a lot a mole and not much else. It's also inexpensive compared to other close-to-Cambridge restaurants.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went for dinner to this place, invited by some Mexican friends who highly recommended the place as being one that served some of the best typical Mexican food in Cambridge. Gastronomy-wise, we were not disappointed. The plates were well and quickly served, and the experience was a very good one. The entrees might have been a bit dry however.... More

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Portland, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

First off, if you're looking for nachos, queso fundido, and unlimited chips and salsa at your table...this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for authentic (and often creative) mexican fare, including some dishes that are pre-hispanic, this is the place for you. The tamale appetizer came with 5 small tamales (tilapia, coconut, beef,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely little place, good Sangria (but no hard liquor), and amazing authentic Mexican. No tex mex here. Real sauces, old recipes, even fried grasshoppers. A real gem a short walk from Davis Square.

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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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