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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

Latin, Mexican
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401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
+1 617-566-2100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Specializing in Baja California-style fish tacos, real quesadillas, and...
Specializing in Baja California-style fish tacos, real quesadillas, and authentic cemitas, Dorado Tacos features an innovative approach to Mexican street food. Dorado Tacos prepares all its own salsas, dressings, gluten-free marinades, and meat rubs with fresh, seasonal produce and traditional herbs and spices.
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 16
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fish tacos

Sweet little corner eatery with very fresh food. Loved the fish tacos. Wish they had a bigger space as it tends to be very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Lucypower48
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Amherst, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sweet little corner eatery with very fresh food. Loved the fish tacos. Wish they had a bigger space as it tends to be very busy.

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

There are days we certainly wish the very same thing, Lucy! Eyes on the future. Until that day, it's lovely to hear you find us to be a sweet little corner eatery with very fresh food. Hope to welcome you back for some fish tacos again soon! Regards, Michael More 

Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was busy on a Sunday night so we waited for a table. We had quesadillas and tacos and they were delicious. Service was super friendly and food was inexpensive. Sangria was good too!

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

It all sounds great to us! Thanks for being patient with us on a Saturday night -- I know it can get a little crazy. Be sure to let us know if there's anything you think we can do to improve! Regards, Michael More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The brunch time quesadilla with scrambled egg, guacamole and home made chorizo was really delicious, accompanied with a side of fresh and crispy patatas smothered in hot sauce could not have been better. The Yellowfin tuna and chorizo tacos were also really flavourful and cooked to perfection. Also a must mention was the refreshing glass of a watermelon and mint... More 

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

Sounds like you got to try a little bit of everything, and we're so glad it all hit the spot, Shyana! A Chorizo Quesadilla with a Watermelon Fresca on the side? Just doesn't get any better than that -- especially when those afternoon munchies set in! We'll hope to see you for round two soon! Cheers, Michael More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this review

Well that's not what we like to hear, Melissa! So sorry that your first go-around with us didn't quite live up to your expectations. From one Californian to another, I know how bad those cravings for Cali-style tacos can be, and it's a shame we weren't able to satisfy them for you. I hope you'll give us another shot to... More 

Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Independence, Missouri
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this review

Well doesn't that sound like the perfect Boston day, Linda! So happy we could help you fill up before heading out on your adventures. Did you get to try any of our fish tacos this time around? If not, you'll definitely have to give them a go the next time you're in our neck of the woods! Cheers, Michael More 

Oxford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Specializing in Baja California-style fish tacos, real quesadillas, and authentic cemitas, Dorado Tacos features an innovative approach to Mexican street food. Dorado Tacos prepares all its own salsas, dressings, gluten-free marinades, and meat rubs with fresh, seasonal produce and traditional herbs and spices.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?