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Tu Y Yo

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Mexican
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858 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-1905
617-623-5411
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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

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Not your typical Mexican

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Amanda B
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Boston, MA
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 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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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?