A few weeks ago, my co-editor, Mackenzie, and I had the opportunity to dine at one of Boston’s locally owned hidden treasures, Anna’s Taqueria.
We were in for quite the treat.
Now, I have been to this delightful Mexican restaurant once before. Of course I didn’t venture far from my usual order, plain chicken tacos with guacamole and cheese. But this time was different; we were able to sample some of Anna’s finest traditional Mexican cuisine, all in one sitting. Nevertheless, we were about to explode after, but it was well worth it! Here’s a deeper look into some delicious drinks and dishes that we indulged ourselves in, so you can get a better idea of what Anna's has to offer on your next trip there!
It all began with drinks. I typically don’t usually order anything but water. However, I took this opportunity to try two of their most authentic beverages:
- Horchata: This drink is made fresh everyday from ground almonds, rice milk, and cinnamon. It tasted like a lighter version of eggnog, and was definitely pleasing to the palate.
- Jamaica: Also known as a Mexican fruit punch. This juice is made daily from brewed hibiscus petals. I actually had tried this drink before, and Anna’s definitely did it right!
Then came the food…
- Chips and house made pico de gallo and guacamole: The perfect way to start out the meal. If you love guacamole, like me, then you have to try Anna’s very own!
- Tacos al Pastor: At first look, these resemble plain tacos. However, once I bit into the delicious corn tortilla, the taste of rotisserie-cooked pork, pineapple, red onion, cilantro, spicy guacamole, and Mexican-spiced sauce, all hit my taste buds at once! It was absolute heaven.
- Burrito: As my first burrito ever, I cant say I was let down. This flour tortilla stuffed with grilled chicken, cheese, rice, pinto beans, salsa and hot sauce was amazing.
- Quesadilla: As if I hadn’t sampled enough food for one day, I had to end it with a bang. Hey, “YOLO” right!? What was so intriguing about Anna’s quesadilla was that the flour tortilla is actually rolled like a burrito, grilled, and stuffed with freshly roasted pork, cheese, salsa and hot sauce. So good.