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Vegetarian Friendly
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Mexican, Latin
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 4, 2020

We've been going here since 2005-ish and have NEVER had a bad meal. It's the only place we have gotten take out from since covid19 and is a highlight of the week. Excellent brunch and sauces, the verde and mole sauces are amazing, the lunches...are reasonably priced, and the dinners are large portions. We are fans (teens included) of the chiliquiles and tinga, as well as the Jalapenos Maria Luisa. Small place, so while many a bday or holiday have been celebrated there, there is no out door dining, now but 'to go" is organized well. Did I mention the authenticity (our Mexican friends love it) and the exceptionally kind staff? (Have been there with my kids and on dates and with friends- all stellar).More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

We love Tu y yo! We go every week for delicious Mexican dishes. I love the spicy carnitas, the rice and the incredible beans. We tell everyone about this place. The owner and staff rock!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

I had a veggie stuffed poblano pepper with cheese that was very good. On the non-vegetarian side they have nice Mole dishes with Chicken. Loved the tortilla soup.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

I went with my wife for dinner, the waiter was nice. We read the reviews and decided to go and eat. My order came out cold and the portions are small. My wife's food was also cold. We spent $80 for two people and left...hungry. El Colima Restaurant in Nashua is better and it is authentic Mexican Food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Last night I joined a party of four for a five-star meal at Tú Y Yo in Somerville. The meal wasn’t flawless, as everyone knows Cherry Wonderdog can be a stickler for the finer details, but by the end of the meal, the restaurant had...definitely earned the highest rating on the highly coveted canine culinary scale. I actually walked to Tú Y Yo from Davis Square, where I had parked in advance of a show at the Somerville Theater. The half mile walk wasn’t a stroll through the park, as some of the buildings along the way were a bit rundown, and I had trouble finding Broadway with my primitive sense of direction, but it was certainly doable. Tu Y Yo was bright and cheery from the outside, and I arrived before the others, was warmly greeted by the restaurant staff, and led to my reserved booth by the window. Lighting was excellent throughout, with suspended lamps above each table, and just enough distance between them. Once the restaurant became full, the noise level increased dramatically, but it never reached a point where we were unable to carry a conversation. Service here was pretty good. I liked my waiter. He was actually from Honduras, not Mexico, but I know others in the restaurant, perhaps owner and chef, were of Mexican — maybe Oaxacan — origin, and the dishes reflected tastes from across the country. Before my friends arrived, I ordered a mango margarita which earned kudos from a value perspective by not being buried in ice cubes, but its flavor lacked gusto. In fact, I felt very little kick and barely any mango. If I hadn’t known it was made with mango, I would have guessed pineapple. Later, when the others arrived, I switched to a normal margarita which was hands down better (and a dollar cheaper to boot!). While it’s hard to deny that it took quite a while for us to get our drinks, because the bartender seemed overwhelmed with orders, eventually things arrived. Curiously enough, subsequent drinks, once we were “cruising” with our meals, came faster than our commander-in-chief issues grammatically-incorrect derogatory tweets. Speaking of meals, my main dish was the advertised special, Chile Camaron, which was a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with chopped shrimp, black olives, and goat cheese, then smothered in a stunning guajillo sauce. It was utterly delicious. The others in my party also enjoyed their entrees, and presentation was consistently fine. See photos. The complimentary accompaniments, black beans with grated cheese and tomato rice, were a nice if unexciting throw-in. While it may be customary to eat them lukewarm, Cherry Wonderdog nonetheless suggests that for an American clientele, this element of the meal could be improved if the beans were served piping hot. All in all, I found Tú Y Yo to be a huge surprise. I’ve had many Mexican meals where I’ve been satisfied by their generous quantities and okay quality. They’ve been a safe bet for getting something decent at a good price. However, with the exception of an exceptional restaurant in Houston where I dined ten years ago, I have yet to experience a Mexican meal that was this delicious, flawlessly prepared, and satisfying to my palate as the one I ate last night in Somerville. Prices weren’t at the bare-bones level yet still fair ($19 for my entree, $9 for a classic margarita), portions not huge but appropriate, service cordial and conscientious, and an atmosphere good enough for groups and couples alike.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

I *love* Mexican food and, coming from Chicago, haven’t found much in Boston except Tu Y Yo, my favorite Mexican restaurant in the world! It’s not a taqueria but it’s not expensive either. I’ve been visiting this place for over twenty years. Recently it changed...owners but it was the chef who bought them out. My kids also love this place and we come there for their birthdays. Some of my favorites: traditional sangria, sopes, guacamole, ...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

A great place for sampling some authentic Mexican dishes. For instance the crepes with huitlacoche, the tacos with grasshoppers or the chile relleno en nogada. For American standards it is a top Mexican restaurant but compared to Mexico there are notable differences such as the...small quantities of beans and much less use of spicy ingredients. In fact the food contains very little chilies, It is hard to find food that is so little spicy in Mexico. Special compliments for their tamarind Margaritas and the good selection of Mexican beers and tepachito.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Come here if you want a Mexican food experience beyond enchiladas and tacos -- if you're looking for that, walk down the street to Painted Burro, which better services diners who are looking for "common" Mexican fare (also delicious, but not what Tu y Yo...does). We loved the coziness of the restaurant and having our eyes/mouths widened to what Mexican food could actually taste like. The menu is extensive, and a true test of my high school level Spanish (I failed). On top of that, the prices were pretty reasonable considering we left with enough food leftover for lunch the day after. For appetizers, we got the crepa de camaron, which had shrimp, olives, and cheese. It was wrapped like an enchilada, and this somewhat odd, but delicious, combination was drenched in this masterful spicy and creamy sauce that we sopped up desperately with our spoon and fork until the plate was empty. We commented that neither of us have ever been so obsessed with a sauce. Our entrees, the mole colorado tiaxcalteca and the special, looked similar, but were both delicious, moist, and although the sauces looked similar they had wildly different layers of flavors. Came with rice and beans, which were surprisingly good as well. We had enough leftover for a meal for two the next day. Overall, an appetizer, two entrees, and a half carafe of sangria put us at around $30.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

A great place to experience unique age old home recipes of a Mexican town. We are all so used to common "Tex-Mex" established from TX -CA. These dishes are interesting prepared family recipes. The service was not the best, but it was the day before...Cinco de Mayo. They only serve wine and beer. The sangria was very good... but some in our party wanted Margaritas that were only available with Agave wine. It would be great if they could expand their liquor options. Two of our party had excellent chicken dishes. One person had a great beef dish. I, unfortunately, ordered the fish tacos... they were not what I had hoped. I should have gone with a dish unique to the restaurant. Definitely give Tu Y Yo a visit... you'll enjoy!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

Tu Y Yo is a homestyle MEXICAN restaurant. It does modern and old family Mexican recipes in a friendly setting. Some of the recipes go back a hundred years to L' Abuela.

Date of visit: December 2018
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