Food & Drink

Low-cost, high-class Midtown Mexican meals

Hopefully no joints called Mr. Boston copy the just-opened Señor Patron's swag, because although the Mexican food's also college-student priced, the atmosphere is high-class thanks to a fenced-in, steel-tabled front patio, a dark marble bar at the entrance, a party/conference-ready upstairs area, and the most overwhelming feature: an arched subway-tunnel-ish dining room terminating at a glowing mural of a sunset

Chihuahua-cheesed, hot skillet-served queso fundido w/ chorizo is one of your first options, in addition to garlic butter camarones, or a rolled, fried, and cheese dip-topped brisket "Chimi Chic", which will actually render you unable to fit into any clothing that fits the same description. While doing that, you must drink, whether it's one of 10 house margs like the Organic Agave or Prickly Pear, imported bottles (Pacifico, Bohemia, Carta Blanca), drafts like 420 in a 60oz mug, or a 32oz Corona-Rita, also what you say when your waitress is named Rita and you want a Corona, which is 32oz

There're even daily $6.50 lunch specials, including a combo that includes a taco, an enchilada, Mexican rice, beans, and a soda, dubbed the Speedy Gonzales, likely because it makes you speak in tongues that even Mr. Boston couldn't.