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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
617-566-2100
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Ranked #36 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Featuring an innovative approach to Mexican "street food," including Baja California style FISH TACOS. grilled fish tacos, real 3-cheese QUESADILLAS with grilled chicken, steak, and CEMITAS the famous sandwich from the state of Puebla, Mexico. All FRESH ingredients. Many vegetarian, vegan and GLUTEN FREE options. Salads, soups, Mexican BEERS, as well.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Saw a lot of raves about this place, so decided to check it out. I ordered a taco plate with a shrimp and a grilled veggie taco that came with rice and black beans. I really was hoping to like the food, but I was really disappointed. The beans had a weird taste and the rice was dry (didn't taste... More

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Boston, MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Amazing fish tacos, fairly priced. Great sangria, grilled corn, gazpacho too. Take out joint with shaded sidewalk seating. Great for lunch or brunch.

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doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this review

nicomaus, Thanks for taking the time to post your review of our restaurant on traveladvisor.com. We appreciate your enthusiastic comments about DORADO. We hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your summer. Regards, Michael More

Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We were in Brookline to see the house where JFK was born but wanted to grab a quick lunch first. We happened on Dorado's and decided to try it. It was really very, very good. It's not a fancy place and you have to order at the counter but the food was tasty and the price was right. I would... More

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Oxford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I got some take away from this place. I went with the pork cemita and was fairly disappointed. Cemita is basically like a mexican hamburger. However because the chicken was breaded and there was next to no sauces on the burger the whole thing was rather dry and very unexciting. Maybe I choose the wrong menu item, judging from all... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I love this little place. Very casual, spotless, good vibe. Fastastic chorizo tacos, cemitas, quesadillas. I have never had a bad meal there. great value and the best chorizo on earth - HANDS DOWN.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have been to this place twice in the past week and I can finally say that MexiCali aside, this will be my only Mexican joint that I'll hit up in Boston. My first trip there came after I saw that this place was on the "Hot on Yelp" list and also because I wondered what the hell a cemita... More

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Boston, MA
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21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I regularly walk 20 minutes to Dorado Tacos, in any weather, for their batter-fried whitefish tacos and grilled vegetable tacos. The Taco Plate comes with the best black beans and rice I've ever had. You can't beat the flavor and value. If you're a meat eater, they also have fantastic port tacos. Note that this is high-quality, authentic food, not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

They always have a range of interesting fish, non fish and vegetarian options The flavors are intense and delicious but not overly spicy. The set up is pretty simple, but the value is excellent and the service is good.

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We go almost every weekend - relatively cheap, lots of variety. Some classic fish tacos and some other meat/ vegie ones too. In season, the elote - corn with cheese, spices - is a must. The staff, even though at first glance might appear like young students not wanting to be there, are great - helpful and friendly. Quick walk... More

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Boston, MA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stopped by and had Two Tacos - The chipotle marinated & beer battered shrimp | jicama | pineapple salsa | Baja crema - very tasty and the Grilled Marinated Sirloin Steak roasted tomato-habañero salsa | guacamole | queso fresco- also very good. Both were enough food for me. Also had a watermelon, mint ( another ingredient that I can not... More

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