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Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Coolidge Corner, Brookline
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  • Piqui B.
    "Best Pico De gallo and carne asada tacos in boston"(2 Tips)
    BostonTweet
    "all-you-can-eat Turkey and Black Bean Chili"(2 Tips)
    Foodspotting
    "Try the Calamari steak taco"(3 Tips)
    Dave G.
    "Great breakfast quesadillas and outside seating."(2 Tips)
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  • Annaliza a.
    Annaliza aka Elle EcritFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the portabello mushroom tacos. Grilled fish tacos are better than the battered, imho. The hibiscus tea is fantastic in summer. If you're a Healthworks member, show your card for a 10% discount.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJuly 18, 2013
    Dorado specializes in Baja California-style fish tacos & cemitas - street-style sandwiches loaded with black beans, chipotles en adobo, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, cilantro & choice of meat. Drooling yet? Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    The fish is meaty and steak-like with lovely charred flavor, and it’s topped with cabbage, crema, and a dark green, tangy tomatillo-avocado salsa that makes the dish. Read more
  • BU Today
    BU TodayNovember 28, 2011
    Some favorites from our review: The grilled marinated sirloin steak cemita, served on a toasted sesame seed egg roll. Also try the fish tacos. To wash it all down, try the hibiscus tea. Read more
  • Alec G.
    Alec Garza-GalindoFebruary 1, 2015
    Beer battered fish and shrimp tacos and steak tacos were perhaps the illest. Good Mexican hot chocolate too! Also have a $1.99 fish taco special on Wednesdays after 3pm
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowMarch 19, 2016
    I don't usually do tacos, but when I do, I Do-rado. Okay, bad pun aside, this place has the best shrimp tacos! Coming from someone who's lived in San Diego for 3 years - THIS IS FORREAL, guys.
  • Brett A.
    Brett AfrickMay 25, 2011
    This place is amazing. Everything is incredible. Skip Anna's and Boca and come straight here. Cemitas are incredible. Their White Corn Chips are amazing. Salsa & Guac are the best i've had.
  • aaron c.
    aaron chioFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place could possibly have the best tacos in all of Boston. The sauce is unbelievable. It's like eating Mexican food in California. Go tacos or go home!
  • A S.
    A SFebruary 21, 2016
    The tacos (shrimp, mushroom) will leave you wanting more! And brunch on weekends until 3.. scrambled eggs in your tacos? Oh yes!!
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.December 6, 2011
    This place is incredible. Get the chicken quesadilla with the avocado and tomatillo salsa, you will not be disappointed. Chicken caesar salad is great too.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 10, 2011
    Turkey and Black Bean Chili for only $4.99 every Monday at Dorado Tacos & Cemitas! Add $3 and they'll even throw in beer. Read more
  • Thanh L.
    Thanh L.August 28, 2012
    The salsa on the shrimp taco is amazing! Also a huge fan of their grilled fish tacos - fresh and delicious!
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuAugust 22, 2013
    Whenever I am craving fish tacos, Dorado is the only place I think of. You can't go wrong.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KrellMay 31, 2013
    Stick to cemitas or tacos, which are delicious (especially paired with a modeling negro), but the taco salad came with some frozen veggies. Yuck!
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas H.April 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish tacos here are especially good and I like the chicken as well. Rice and beans aren't the best.
  • Rachael
    RachaelFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sat & Sun brunch is seriously underrated. Breakfast taco plate with a side of patatas bravas!
  • Glen S.
    Glen SchwartzAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a cemita, a Mexican sandwich. Hard to find those around. The guacamole is also top notch.
  • Paula P.
    Paula PereiraMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fis tacos and chicken taco are delicious and perfect with a pineapple ginger agua fresca when they have it
  • Stella C.
    Stella ChayFebruary 1, 2015
    The steak tacos were good as well as the shrimp tacos but I've had better. The Dorado taco was probably the best thing we ordered.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best fish tacos in the Boston area! Try 'em, you won't regret it
  • Felipe G.
    If you like tacos you should come to this place on Wednesdays. Battered fish tacos for $1.99 after 5 p.m. They also serve good Mexican beers and unusual juices. Read more
  • Dani D.
    Dani DupreJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best guac, friendliest staff, and most delicious Mexican food in Boston. Plus has a randomly awesome soundtrack to boot.
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Pico De Gallo in Boston! And the Carne Asada Tacos Rock!
  • Elica Y.
    Elica YoneyamaApril 24, 2014
    Don't forget their hot sauce which is made out of ghost peppers. Spicy but good. 😱👌
  • Krystle J.
    Krystle J.September 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat four of the best tacos of your American life and then rub your tummy with true joy.
  • Edward K.
    Edward KimFebruary 23, 2012
    A gem in Brookline! The Dorado and the Chorizo are my two favorites.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every Monday night Dorado Tacos in Coolidge Corner has all-you-can-eat Turkey and Black Bean Chili for just $4.99!
  • Glen S.
    Glen SchwartzJune 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any cemita is great and I highly recommend the seasonal soups, esp the tortilla.
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph StuckAugust 17, 2011
    The breakfast quesadilla with pork is the best breakfast I've ever had. EVER.
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelMarch 22, 2012
    Agua fresca on a hot day is perfect. And those tacos! Stellar.
  • Art V.
    Art VandelayDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the taco plate - 2 tacos, rice & beans.
  • Byron P.
    Byron ProntDecember 31, 2011
    Place is rock solid. The chorizo is bomb. I eat a lot of food here.
  • Crystal
    CrystalSeptember 8, 2013
    Patas bravas are a delicious take on home fries but super spicy!
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Pico De gallo and carne asada tacos in boston
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FowlerNovember 9, 2010
    This month they have Turkey tacos (w/ mashed potatoes & cranberry poblano salsa). They are AMAZING!
  • Aleksander M.
    The zucchini and red pepper taco is excellent!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GerhardtSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast quesadillas and outside seating.
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chips and tacos are delish
  • Melody T.
    Melody TranMay 7, 2012
    Taco plate, Patatas Bravas, Sangria. Perfection.
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'ReillyApril 11, 2015
    Tacos are great. Shrimp and chorizo.
  • Rick R.
    Rick R.January 28, 2012
    Add the tomatillo-avocado salsa to whatever you get.
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnJanuary 6, 2013
    Cemitas are not the best but the tacos are sooo good...
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a chorizo cemita; it's all made fresh, in-house and it's incredible!
  • Erik H.
    Erik H.June 2, 2014
    People don't recommend the quesadillasfor a reason. Everything else is awesome!
  • Diane F.
    Diane FabianoApril 22, 2016
    The best street tacos around!
  • Anne P.
    Anne PepitoneJuly 4, 2013
    The Shrimp tacos are delish.
  • Kare C.
    Kare CFebruary 17, 2013
    The dorado taco is the best taco.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WangJanuary 26, 2014
    $1.99 fish tacos on Wednesdays after 5.
  • Dominiquie H.
    Dominiquie HarrisSeptember 5, 2015
    Shrimp tacos and elote!
  • Alan M.
    Alan MalabananOctober 29, 2011
    12 oz Mexican Coca Cola for $2.50 each... don't believe the sign that says $2.25... it rings up at $2.50.
  • Meghan L.
    Meghan LaMountainMarch 21, 2010
    Get the Yucca Chips. The chipotle ketchup is really good too.
  • Keegs L.
    Keegs LouiseSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Elote is out of this world!
  • Amara C.
    Amara CJanuary 18, 2013
    Really yummy shrimp taco!
  • adam e.
    adam enbarSeptember 23, 2011
    Delicious, but amazingly slow service.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MSeptember 18, 2015
    Best tacos in Boston.
  • schneidermike s.
    The grilled fish tacos used bluefish! So brutal. Seriously?
  • jessica b.
    jessica baconAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    elote is the highlight to my summer
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WanMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Aguas Frescas should not be missed.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 21, 2014
    Gotta try the cemitas
  • Nikki
    NikkiDecember 4, 2014
    Lobster lobster and more yummers
  • Maggie I.
    Maggie Ibrahim-TaneyNovember 26, 2011
    Love that they sell real Coke bottles!!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 16, 2014
    Well-made fish tacos.
  • Carissa H.
    Carissa HaydonSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Terrific gazpacho
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 20, 2010
    Try the Calamari steak taco
  • jessica b.
    jessica baconFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the chorizo is made in house and is SO GOOD
  • Steve L.
    Steve LordApril 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    5 check ins gets you a free fish taco!
  • Ennis G.
    Ennis GlendonAugust 12, 2014
    Fish tacos
  • colleen b.
    Grilled fish taco was outstanding!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanSeptember 27, 2013
    Didn't really like the consistency of the cemitas.
  • Christian M.
    Christian MillerFebruary 22, 2010
    Try out the fish tacos! Best in Boston!
  • Kristen F.
    Kristen FritzMarch 30, 2011
    Get a punch card
  • Jon B.
    Jon BackhausAugust 1, 2015
    Street tacos.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MitroMarch 31, 2012
    Door is realllllly heavy
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJanuary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    1.99 fish tacos on Wednesdays after 5pm.
  • P D.
    P DMay 29, 2010
    Try the Chicken Cemita
  • Joaquin (Kinney) M.
    Grab a Cemitas for lunch... they are mighty tasty!
  • Seth L.
    Seth LiebermanFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Way better than annas
  • Wendy D.
    Wendy DarlandJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mango jarritos
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