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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

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401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
+1 617-566-2100
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dorado Tacos has very tasty tacos, quesadillas, and cemitas, as well as Jaritos (Mexican sodas sweetened with cane sugar, rather than corn syrup - yes! it makes for a better soda). Comfortable seating, nice staff. They recently opened one in New York City and (for reasons I can't understand), the food tastes so much better at this Brookline outpost.

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Thank TeeCee_NYC
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Dorados is my go-to taco place near my apartment! They have a wide variety of choices, and I have yet to try one I haven't liked. If you enjoy fish tacos, I suggest trying Dorados on a Wednesday. Fish tacos are $2 each after 3pm every Wednesday! Get deal for delicious food.

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

Hey there! It's fantastic that you've made us your go-to spot for tacos. We love tacos, too and work really hard at making them tasty as possible. Thanks for compliments and great suggestions. 'Til next time, Dorado Tacos - Brookline More 

massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

what a cute little place, healthy food, great tacos, amazing elote. Sangria was fresh, and satisfying. Nice to score an outdoor spot on the sidewalk. We will be back

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

Monica, we're delighted to hear that you like our comfy little place, and the tacos we love to make! It's great that you found us, had some good food and some sangria to top it off. Thanks so much for sharing your first experience. 'Til next time, Dorado Tacos - Brookline More 

Tulum, Mexico
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Delicious tuna tacos. The tuna was cooked perfectly. Fabulous sangria. Beans and rice were delicious. Amazing corn on the cob with cheese and spices (elote?). Great service. Great prices. Decent portions. I had 2 tacos, beans and rice, corn and sangria and thought that it was a good-sized dinner.

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

Hey there, Gary! We're so glad that the tuna tacos hit the spot! It's our number one goal to make great tasting and authentic food. We hope you'll spread the word and come visit us again soon. Thanks so much, Dorado Tacos - Brookline More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

this is one of our favorite take aways... the fish tacos are super yummy; the platter is generous and appetizing.

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

Thanks for making Dorado Tacos a staple in your takeout rotation, Alex! It's great to hear that you've enjoyed the fish tacos -- they're definitely a fan favorite around here. Hope to see you in for another meal soon! Regards, The Dorado Team More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Been to Dorado on several occasions. The portions are very small so it is recommended that one orders 3 or 4 tacos. Each taco is prices roughly at around $4 so it is nice to try a few different tacos. The place is small and tidy. It is good for a quick, hearty lunch. I usually order the salmon and... More 

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

I'm so happy you've found consistency in our tacos, especially since you've decided to try a wide variety of our offerings! Thank you for the kind words -- I hope we get to welcome you by again soon! Regards, Michael More 

West Lafayette, IN
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Loved their tacos and how you can try different ones (2 or 3 is a good dinner). The salsa and guac are awesome too! No fuss place with friendly staff

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

Love it! I think you're right that 2 - 3 tacos make up a pretty good portion for dinner. Thanks a ton for reaching out, and I hope we get to see you again soon! Regards, Michael More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've only been to Dorado once so far, but I'll definitely be going back. The chorizo and fish taco I had were delicious, as were the chips and guac. Definitely give this place a shot. Side note: They've got beer

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

Thank you so much for this review, Michael! So glad you loved our chorizo and fish taco (not to mention our chips and guac!). We're really looking forward to cooking for you again in the future. Side note: You're awesome. Regards, Michael More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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183 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

I heard about this place through my fiancee and decided to take a walk there through Allston before ending up in Brookline, it was worth the trip. My first impression of the food was how small the taco's were (these can't be it... can they?), then I opened them up and saw how large the servings of fish were. The... More 

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2 Thank Tim J
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, responded to this review

What an awesome recommendation! It's great to hear you were pleasantly surprised by the amount of fish in each of the tacos, and that the cemita became the star of the show. Thanks for the shout-out, and we're looking forward to having you guys back soon! Regards, Michael More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lucypower48
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-2100
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.

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