July 28, 2003
Tu y Yo is a cozy restaurant, with soft Mexican music playing. The interior is brightly decorated and lit.
Tu y Yo serves up traditional Mexican food, which they are very proud to teach you about. That means no burritos, no chimichangas, and no nachos! Mexican food here is brought to a fine dining level, and I recommend you try one of the rotating specials. The vegetarian menu is far more extensive than typical, with 5 entrees. More creative than "cheese" enchiladas, the vegetarian entrees are such things as poblano peppers stuffed with diced apples and pine-nuts and covered in a mango chipotle sauce. The fish dishes here are also great, like the Pescado Tlaloc and the poblano pepper stuffed with shrimp and goat cheese.
I also love desserts here. On my first visit, they only had, to quote, "flan, flan, and oh yes, flan." The flan didn't disappoint. Another standout dish are the empanadas filled with sweet cream and dusted with powdered sugar.
The food is at the same level as some of the best gourmet restaurants in Boston, and yet you can eat for $15 per person.
Check out their online menu for more.
Tu y Yo has a liquor license! They have some traditional favorites, such as sangria. The white sangria, made with white wine and peaches, is a more unusual offering. One of my favorite speciality drinks is named essentially Queen of the Stars. Naturally, they have a selection of Mexican beers.
Mon-Thurs 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-9pm
Tu y Yo is in walking distance of the Davis Square T-stop, in Powderhouse. Walk up College Avenue from Davis Square and turn left onto Broadway.
If you get on their mailing list, you get a coupon for your birthday month. Also, they will send out their monthly specials so that you can plan your visit.
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