I will honestly admit that I was not always the biggest fan of Mexican food that I am today. I did not appreciate all of the flavors (still not a fan of cilantro) and spices and cultural history that came with Mexican food, but those are all feelings of the past. I have a couple go-to Mexican restaurants I like to frequent, and when we used to live in Waltham, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant was one of them.
When I had the opportunity to head back to our old stomping grounds of Moody Street and try out their new menu, I jumped at the opportunity. Sadly, the new tasting menu was not available at the Waltham location, but it was for beautiful reasons. They recently just opened back up after months of renovations that were well worth it and long over-due. It looks SO amazing inside, still colorful, but more refined and updated.
One of my favorite items is complimentary to all: the chips! I don’t know what it is, but they are salted just perfectly and are so light and crispy. I recommend pairing them with a Dos Equis, or a margarita with prosecco (the one item off of their new menu I was able to get *insert alleluia emoji hands here*) while you wait for your main course.
I still play it safe when it comes to ordering, “stick to what I know” kind of mentality, and I know that I love tacos; especially fried fish tacos. It was a no brainer for me to get their street tacos: 1 fish, 1 chicken and 1 beef, all 3 amazing.
My boyfriend got a chimichanga, and that was definitely the star of the night. I have never had a chimichanga before, and before you say “all tacos, changas and burritos are the same”, that is where you are wrong my friend. A chimichanga is similar to a burrito, but it is fried and just might be my new go-to menu item at Margaritas (sparingly, your girl still has a figure to watch).
There are plenty more items to try on the menu as well as their delicious chips and $5 margaritas! Don’t have Cinco de Mayo plans, head to Margaritas for a fiesta, and bring some friends along with you!