El Centro

Row 1

472 Shawmut Ave (at W Concord)
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-5708

Foursquare Tips

  • Order creations like the pineapple pork loin tacos at El Centro, a colorful joint that brings some much-needed authentic Mexican to a city sick of bland burritos, looking for a cure.
  • Some favorites from our review: the carne asada taco, the shrimp ceviche, and the chimichanga with chicken. El Centro is pricey for a student on a budget, but dishes out authentic Mexican cuisine.
  • Best guacamole!! Best fish tacos! I love this place!!
  • With a menu as vibrant as its interior, it's no wonder El Centro was named Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2012. Dine on camarones papanila while surrounded by Mexican street art.
  • one of the best mexican places
  • Tacos!!! Tacos!!! Tacos!!!
  • Save me a piece of that corn !
  • Want a tip? Place sucks. Given it numerous chances thinking I hit it on an off night but time and time again it produces the equivalent of dog food adorned with salsa and queso sauce.
  • After a string of Mexican eateries opened last spring, the South End welcomed what is perhaps the most authentic: El Centro from Sonoran-born owner Allan Rodriguez.
  • We love this place for Sunday-after church coffee and churros
  • The most impressive item is the simplest: flour tortillas, made in-house using the owner's fathers recipe. Also try Shrimp al chipotle, flour tortillas, carne asada al carbon.
  • Love the tacos, especially fish was lovely!
  • Tasty fish & pastor tacos.
  • Great enchiladas and really filling! The sangria is great too
  • Great food. Don't go for the drinks - margarita tasted like a watered down screwdriver.
  • Great selection of dishes, also for vegetarians. Spicy sangria is dynamite! Desert? Tres leches. Delicious.
  • Tacos were great. Decent size too.
  • The fish tacos are so good
  • Try the spicy sangria!