Taqueria El Barrio is a fast-casual taco place on Comm Ave near the Brookline/Allston border. It’s in the heart of BU’s campus, but this is a place you should try even if you’re not a student, because the tacos are very good (and if you’re staying away from meat, they have a vegetarian chorizo taco that would trick you into thinking you’re eating the real thing). It doesn’t currently have a liquor license, but it’s planning on serving beer soon, and in the meantime, it has a good selection of rotating agua frescas.
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Bonchon is a Korean fried chicken place in Allston that, if you like fried chicken at all, you’re probably going to like.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Roxy’s is a tiny spot in Allston with some great sloppy sandwiches and burgers.
Totto is a tiny ramen spot in Allston, and it should be on your ramen radar (which is totally a thing you should be able to get at Best Buy).
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Lolita is a Mexican place in the Seaport that's more like a gothic bar than a restaurant.
Lone Star Taco Bar
Lone Star is a tiny bar in Allston that serves big tacos and other good Tex-Mex.
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Super 88 Market Food Connection
Super 88 is an Asian food court and grocery store in Allston, and you should come here when you want good food but don’t want to spend money.
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