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Mexican >Baja Cantina
111 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.346480 -71.075364
Neighborhoods: South End, Columbus
Closed -- Affordable Tex-Mex fare has a casual, relaxed home where the Back Bay meets the South End. – The Scene
Located a stone's throw from the Back Bay T station, this southwestern themed restaurant provides area workers with a relaxed spot for an inexpensive lunch or after-work drink. Young professionals flock to the bar to enjoy nightly food specials and free chips and salsa. Well positioned TVs, exposed brick walls and cowboy knick-knacks contribute to the restaurant's casual vibe. Affable waiters are quick to deliver extra plates for those sharing massive nacho platters.
By including everything from meatloaf to chimichangas, Prairie Star's lengthy menu nimbly straddles both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Reasonably authentic renditions of classic Mexican items like smoked chicken rellenos and crunchy taquitos provide a pleasant contrast to standard fajitas and burritos. Strip steaks and salmon filets receive a kick thanks to accompaniments like honey-chipotle butter and jalapeno-avocado salsa. The appropriately named "chocolate mountain," a multi-tiered mousse cake, satisfies those looking to share a sweet treat.
Perfect experience! – We took my daughter and a friend to Boston for her birthday and stopped here for dinner. We were seated right away at a cozy spot looking out on the street. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and more accommodating (they brought her a dessert with a candle). Each of us raved about our meals (fajitas, nachos, tacos and quesadilla)... we eat tex-mex alot, but this was way above average. And the bill was agreeable too! We highly recommend it.
Great Value, decent food – Kind of hidden on the South End side of Back Bay, this place has amazing prices, big portions, and you can always get a table on nights when you have to wait an hour at other places. The fajitas and burritos are both excellent. Free chips and salsa. The ribs are actually pretty good too. Definately a great value place. Food is better than the Border Cafe, and you don't have to wait 2 hours to eat.
Don't bother - food is not that good – We went there on a Wednesday night and the place we empty. After eating diner, I could understand why. The sangria was not very good - to the point where my friend actually sent it back and got a beer. The food was so-so. We had nacho's as an app and quesadilla for dinner. The nacho's were ok, the quesadillas were worse. No need to return.
great overall experience – i really like this place. theres a lot of bad mexican food around boston and this is one of the better ones. The food is delicious, the service was great and the sangria out of this world. prices were very reasonable with most entress in the 9 to 10$ range and that included free salsa and chips and sides of rice and beans. it was a lot of food too. I hope more people will go as they don't seem to do much business at night and I want them to succeed.
Bueno! – I just went here for dinner for the first time and was very impressed. Fast service, great food, and a tasty margarita. I'll be bringing my happy hour crew here for sure.
P-Star – Food was very good, although our waiter was a little slow and did not give us refills on our drinks as soon as we would have liked. Great location, close to Back Bay station.
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