Herrera's Mexican Grill
New home for a street fave
by Jessika Bella Mura
After years of operating a lunch cart in the thick of Downtown Crossing, the
folks at Herrera's Mexican Grill know how to give the people what they want --
and fast. At their new storefront location, on a quiet block near their old
spot, it's the same deal, right down to prices that are calculated so that your
change comes out in quarters.
The new facility lets them stretch out, in more ways than one. A considerably
expanded menu blends convenience and authenticity. That means garden wraps
($3.10), Buffalo wings ($4.05), and even breakfast for those not in full
burrito-snarfing mode. And there's more room to play with daily specials such
as enchiladas in mole poblano ($5.48), a good balance of peppery and chocolate
flavors with rice and black beans on the side, and pescado Veracruzano (fish
fillet in a chili-tomato salsa, $6.19).
The tried-and-true offerings -- burritos, Mexican sandwiches, and soft or
crispy tacos filled with grilled meats, fish, or good old beans and cheese --
are top-notch, hefty, and noticeably low on the sludge scale. Credit either the
high lunchtime turnover or an insane dedication to quality, but the ingredients
are so fresh they could slap you -- that is, if everyone and everything here
weren't so nice.
Herrera's Mexican Grill, located at 11 Temple Place, in Boston, is open
Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (617)
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