El Pelon Taqueria
Boston’s Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond
Some may balk at tossing around the term “authentic,” but El Pelón holds no such misgivings—it’s right there in the signage. The original location suffered last year due to its proximity to Fenway Park, but this season El Pelón Taqueria remains the perfect pit stop before or after any ballgame if you manage to snag those oh-so-coveted tickets. Choice favorites include fried plantains with fire-roasted salsa, braised pork tortas with spicy mayo and lime onions, and grilled steak Caramelos tacos topped with salsa fresca and melted Monterey Jack. Each location also has a small but mighty patio—but good luck snagging a seat.