There's a real find to be found among Union Square's multicultural
establishments. TacQueria LaMexicana is an extremely inexpensive, very casual,
family-run Mexican eatery opened just over a year ago by Caroline Rendon, a
native of San Luis, Mexico. The burros, an enormous burrito complete with rice,
beans, meat or vegetable, and pico de gallo is a bargain at $4. You might feel
you are down South, or dreaming, when you taste the authentic tamales. Rendon
wraps shredded pork, chicken, or vegetables in dough, steams the bundles in
real corn husks, tops them with green, red, or tomato sauce, and sells them for
$1 each. Two enchiladas -- soft corn tortillas, rice, beans and a choice of
beef -- are popular at $3.85. Nachos with refried beans, cheese, and hot sauce
costs $3.25. Sodas and fruit drinks direct from Mexico, and a special catering
menu, are also available.
TacQueria LaMexicana, located at 247 Washington Street, in Union Square in
Somerville, is seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 776-5232.
-- Nancy Kalajian