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Tu Y Yo

858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
617-623-5411
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Ranked #16 of 249 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I know that MA is seriously deprived of good Mexican food, but that's no excuse for serving food that isn't fresh at obscenely high prices. The atmosphere is nice and charming, but that can't save the rest of the experience. I ordered the carnitas, and they were soggy and tasted like they were days old. They're really stingy with the... More

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Seattle, WA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I am from Seattle and visiting family. We went on a Saturday night at 6 with my 2 year old grandson. The maroon tablecloths had paper over them, which grandson E loved using to color on. (We supplied the pen). We had 4 adults plus grandson. We didn't order anything special for him although there is a "kids' menu." The... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Loved this quaint little gem, food and service excellent and even got some travel tips from the ebullient host, Epi. Pink mole is stellar as is the nopales salad. Yummy red sangria!

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