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El Centro Mexican Restaurant

) #484 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ Mexican, Spanish
472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
+1 617-262-5708
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“chimichanga” (5 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mojito's were fantastic! Glad we had a glass of water, but I'd go back again just for another glass! The starters we had were guacamole with chorizo & pork empanadas were simply lovely & our mains of shredded beef flautist which was hot, not...More

Thank Honeymonster102
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We're in Boston for the week and craving guacamole! It was a bit of a walk from the university, but we made it and were pleased to find it was worth the walk. I ordered a vegetarian plate with tortillas while my husband had a...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for Mojitos and Margaritas and Churros....All incredible would recommend. The food everyone else is having looks great

Thank Katehale69
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Found on trip advisor. ordered michelada - mexican beer with spices. If you are from india do not miss this. Could not find vegetarian Mexican in mexico but found this gem of a place in boston. Other other veg quesedia etc all excellent.

Thank rajeshrungta
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped by after a google search when we were in the area on a Friday evening around 6pm. We were greeted and seated almost immediately. Our server was attentive and our meal came in no time! I was surprised how fast it arrived, after...More

Thank 83aletab
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you are looking for Mexican food in Boston, El Centro is the place! The menu offers a large variety of interesting, authentic dishes in appetizer as well as entrée sizes. The guacamole is fantastic! And my teenage sons and I love the horchata (sweet...More

Thank karenamullin
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I'm always so surprised that people haven't heard of this restaurant. My husband and I visit this restaurant multiple times a month. The empanadas, grilled corn, shrimp salad and tacos are always a hit. It can get pretty loud inside when it's busy, but if...More

Thank Kimmieryan
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great food & margaritas! came in as a group of 7, called 10 minutes before and they were very accommodating and had the table ready for us upon our arrival.

Thank Kris10Sal
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Really great, reminded me more of an NYC style restaurant, smaller, less pretentiousness. Absolutely fantastic tortilla soup, and the tacos were all great. The flautas came out a bit burned. Would be 5 stars otherwise. Very good service.

Thank David P
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My husband was super hungry and we ordered 5 appetizers and each one of us had a main meal. The appetizers were tasty but the main meals were truly disappointing. The rise was sweet, the beans were old, my steak had corn in it and...More

Thank MilakdM
Nearby
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
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restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-5708
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