Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cantina La Mexicana Somerville

I used to go to Taqueria La Mexicana in Somerville when it was just a very small place. They have since expanded next door and changed the name to Cantina La Mexicana. Today I used the GoPapaya app to reserve a table to get a hefty 30% discount.

The bar/dining are was nice with both high tops and normal tables. There is also another dining room further down.

I really like Chile Rellenos (12.95). "2 poblano peppers stuffed with cheese & choice of filling, served with rice and refried beans". I picked potato chorizo for my filling. Putting cheese on a stuffed poblano doesn't make it into a Chile Rellenos since that has a batter and are either deep or pan fried. Having said that, this was a very tasty dish with an excellent filling and a somewhat spicy poblano. There was a good amount of the filling. You have a choice of mild or spicy sauce, and I went with the spicy that wasn't. The refried beans were OK.

The original space is still there and this is what I remember. Very nice owners. No free chips and salsa were offered.

Download the GoPapaya app on the Apple store or Google Play store and create an account using the invitation code "PET8456". After your first meal out on GoPapaya, they'll send you a $10 Amazon gift card plus you save up to 50% off your meal! 

Address 247 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone number (617) 776-5232

Cantina la Mexicana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Maybe they forgot your free chips and salsa? I remember it being pretty tasty - and also a bragging point in their marketing. Like - "we have homemade / hot chips and salsa" ...or something like that.... So, it seems weird that they would leave it out. Sometimes the service was spotty. Really enjoy your brief, direct reviews of places that would normally not be on the radar.

  2. Thanks. They have chips and salsa listed on their menu.