Archive for March, 2010


Cemita Heaven

March 28, 2010

I love tacos. I LOVE THEM. I can’t say this enough. For about a year I sold t-shirts that just had a picture of a taco on them. Who would have thought though going to a restaurant specializing in tacos, I would be wooed by their delicious non-taco items, in particular, the cemita. I’d never had a cemita before stepping foot into Dorado Tacos & Cemitas, but now I cannot get them off the brain.

A cemita is a Mexican sandwich that originated in the Puebla area. Layer upon layer of deliciousness is packed between a light sesame seed topped egg cemita bun. Black beans, chipotle adobo, cilantro, Oaxaca cheese, and avocado supply a wonderful compliment to the main filling of your choice. I am partial to the pork milanesa, breaded and fried pork, but there are 4 other options to choose from, including vegetarian options.

Seriously, sinking your teeth into this wonderful sandwich might change your life. I can’t think of any food that just stays in my mind as much as this. Assembled in such a manner that you get a little bit of each element in every bite, the flavor is a lot more complex than I would have expected, and I loved it. I think I could eat one of these things every day.

I also cannot leave out that Dorado might actually have the best tortilla chips in the Boston area. They have a lot of crunch, yet light, and lightly salted. They do have a spicy version available as well.

Now, in terms of deals, the price is under $6. Not too shabby. They also have a special every Wednesday where they have a fish taco for $2, or a taco plate for $5 including 2 tacos, rice, beans, and a charred jalapeno!

Take the trip to Dorado Tacos & Cemitas for a really great deal on some unbelievably great food.

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All-You-Can-Eat Treat!

March 16, 2010

All-you-can-eat Sushi can seem like overkill, especially for a food that is not meant to be gorged upon but enjoyed for the way it increases the quality of your life.  And some of the sushi buffets I’ve been to in the past have offered some pretty low quality fish at extremely high prices.  Manna Sushi in Arlington, however, is offering a very welcome change by providing a decently priced, high quality all-you-can-eat sushi meal.

For the low price of $29.95 per person on Tuesday and Wednesday, you can do the all-you-can-eat dinner.  There are rules though, such as you can only order 5 things at a time, and you cannot leave any leftovers (if you do, you are charged a $5 fee).  While $30 per person might seem expensive, on my first plate alone I ate what would have been $35 worth of sushi.  Not only do they offer a great deal, but I have to say, it was better than most of the sushi I have become accustomed to at some of my favorite local haunts.  Each piece was made to order, and the freshness was noticeable.  The friendly staff offering up suggestions and keeping our glasses full were much appreciated.

Basically, if you want some of the best sushi around served by a friendly staff in a relaxing little restaurant, and want to eat a lot of it but not break the bank, Manna is the place to go. I can’t wait to go back in and try all the special rolls I couldn’t get to last time!

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