Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, Brookline

If I have one gripe with Boston, it's the lack of tasty, authentic Mexican food.  Save for a few spots around town, I find Boston's answer to Mexican cuisine to be flavorless, and covered in cheese.  Now, obviously I have nothing against cheese- but everything in moderation here...I am about to add another favorite to my list of good Mexican in Boston however, let the drums roll please..............the newest addition:  Dorado Tacos & Cemitas located on Harvard Ave, just outside of Coolidge Corner.

As you approach Dorado, it doesn't look like anything special- a normal corner store front, nothing flashy about it.  However, when you pull open the doors and breathe in the aromas of fresh ingredients circulating in the air, you begin to get the notion of what awaits you.

I have been to Dorado several times, and normally stick to the same order- the taco plate.  Two soft shelled tacos served with rice and black beans.  The tacos I prefer?  Carnivore that I am, I tend to stick with the house made chorizo and the grilled and marinated sirloin steak.  The first is served with guacamole and salsa fresca, and the second is paired with a roasted tomato and habanero salsa, guacamole, and queso fresco. 

Between these two, I'm not sure I could pick a favorite.  The Chorizo is absolutely wonderful- smoky and full of spices, free form (meaning non confined by casings) and perfectly paired with the fresh and light salsa, and the wonderfully creamy guacamole.

The steak is fantastic as well- marinated in a tangy sauce, paired with a wonderfully spicy tomato and habanero salsa- this stuff doesn't pretend to be spicy- it actually is!  The guacamole cools the burn just a bit and that queso fresco give a salty contrast.  Delicious!

The rice, to my taste, is a little dry, but when mixed with the saucy black beans-the provide a perfect balance, and are full of flavor.

Dorado is a great, inexpensive option in the Coolidge Corner area with Taco Plates coming in at just $6.25.  They also have creative freshly made teas juices, as well as several beers and usually a house made sangria.  For the price, and the quality- you just can't beat it! 

**Special thanks to Katie from The Small Boston Kitchen for sponsoring my addiction!!!***

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Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} said...

You know I love Dorado! I also get the taco plate, but try a new type every time. The fish is yummy, the chicken delicious, the pork fabulous...see, none discriminating! Can't wait to try their brunch tacos!

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

Love, love LOVE Dorado. As many times as I've been there I have never been disappointed. So happy they are so close! Great write-up on them!

MichellePC said...

Looks like we were both in the mood for Mexican recently! ;) I'll have to check this place out!

Delicious Dishings said...

I had a great steak quesadilla there and liked the guacamole too. I'm not usually over in that area though.

Anonymous said...

I have STILL not been there, can you believe it? But I will be going their for brunch with the Boston Brunchers next month and I can't wait!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

yay, this looks great and makes me really excited for the Boston Brunchers to go there next weekend.

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