Boston >Food & Dining > La Verdad
1 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA | Directions 0221542.347300 -71.094500
Tuesday through Thursday 11:00am to 1:00am Friday Saturday 11:00am to 2:00am Closed Sunday Monday until February
Neighborhoods: West Fens, Fenway/Kenmore
FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT here. Fresh salsa and chips are served. Also, I love the taco plates because the tortillas are made fresh and so are the ingredients. The guacamole is to die for and so are the churros (when served fresh). I did get an old order of churros one time and had them make a fresh batch. As a Mexican, you can imagine you can't fool me with old churros (they should be served hot, crispy on outside and soft on the inside). When the fresh batch came out with a side of chocolate and caramel- they were AWESOME! If I could, I would come everyday for dinner.
Just don't have Angie as a server – While traveling to Boston - we visited this restaurant
The food and drinks were good but the service was the worst I have seen in years. Being in the restaurant business for over 40 years myself - I was appalled at this girl's idea of service - and yet she manuevered to receive a typical (would have been more) tip by adding gratiuity to our check. So if you happen to venture here please ask NOT to have Angie as a server!!
Tuesday Night = Taco Night at La Verdad – I used to come here last semester for $1 taco nights at La Verdad! I was a bit apprehensive, since I'm not normally a big taco fan, but their soft tacos are some of the best in Boston. I wouldn't want to pay normal price, since the portion of the tacos arent that big, but to get 5 tacos for $5 - yes, please! The bartender there is wicked nice, she's very bubbly and likes making conversation. Haven't been here in the Sox season, but I'm sure it gets way crowded.
Guac, Tacos, Margaritas, Baseball <3 – Start with a margarita. Or sangria. Or a Corona or Dos Equis. What else are you going to do? You're in a Mexican restaurant?
Try some of the tacos.. there are flavors for every palate. There will be leftover nachos. Bring friends :) You can even purchase a Mexican fighting mask and look like Jack Black in that terrible movie...
AND it's across the street from Fenway. Load up here before the game and you won't be kicking yourself later for all the crap you ate at the park :) You'll be in your happy place; promise.
tacos for everyone! – I recently went here with some friends. We were seated somewhat near the door and it was freezing! My friend ordered wine and there was a bug in her glass. When she showed it to the waitress the glass was taken away and quickly replaced. It took a long time for our food to arrive, which was weird because the place was fairly empty. There is no free chips, salsa, or bread. When our food did arrive someones order was completely wrong...I dont think its worth going here. The drinks are okay...nothing uber special and its kind of privy or what you get. I would go here again if a friend wanted a mediocre experience.
Pato is awesome – I could eat the duck tacos forever. The drinks are expensive but they're equally awesome. I come here w/ my wife before games or nice summer nights. Eat great food have a few frozen drinks and bill isn't huge. I love this place.
Tacos – I will never turn down a La Verdad taco.
I am originally from California and good mexican food is severely lacking in Boston. For some reason, corn tortillas are not that popular here. Sadness. Then La Verdad came around and changed everything.
The corn tortillas in all of the tacos here are made fresh and are awesome. I order a side order of them and eat them with the guacamole, which is equally as good. The shrimp tacos are covered in "governor's sauce" which should probably just read "delicious sauce." Beef tacos and carnitas are great. The only issue I have with this place is that the fish tacos are not as good. The fish breaded and deep fried, and I prefer grilled fish in my tacos - I'm not exactly sure what style is "authentic" but i've only ever had grilled fish for fish tacos in san diego and mexico.
Oh yeah, the house margarita (la verdad margarita) is the BEST margarita in Boston. They make their own sour mix, which is key.
Fish tacooooooooooooosssssssssssssssss – FISHTACOFISHTACOFISHTACO. I freaking love fish tacos and I'm proud to say it. I thought I would find no equal to fish tacos I'd had in California, and then I was introduced to La Verdad. Sweet little handmade tortillas, flaky perfectly battered fish, some shredded cabbage and 3 sauces-avocado puree, chipotle mayo and crema which expode in a tangy ooze outa the sides of the taco and down your face. But who cares, you've found nirvana. The corn is perfect, chargrilled with chili powder, cheese mayo and lime. The watermelon agua fresca seemed to have a little added sugar, but was delicious nonetheless. I can't wait to go to the restaurant, which was closed when we were there, as it has the kitschy cavernous look of a Southern California mexican restaurant, with colorful light fixtures and wrestling masks and generally an ambiance as larger than life as the food.
Service and staff were amazing – We ate at laverdad on tuesday this week and the food was outstanding. They have a deal on dollar tacos i had three chicken and one of the pork tacos. The chicken was roasted with a spicy BBQ rub and was so juice it also had refried beans and red pickled onions on the top which made the taco. The pork was marrinated in pinapple and orange juice and was topped with this amazing green salsa made from avacados. I came in about half an hour before my wife did and I waited had some chips and guacamole and a margaritta while i waited the server was very intetive to me and when she had time chatted with me as well intil my wife showed up everything was amazing
Not Authentic, Not Worth the Money, No Flavor – I had heard a great deal about La Verdad since it opened, but was very disappointed after finally paying a visit. The restaurant was fairly empty when my dinner companion and I arrived, roughly 5:00 on a Saturday. There was no host/hostess, and it took several minutes before somebody finally came to seat us. We were seated at a table near the bar, and a group of 4-5 employees were all socializing, swearing and not working right behind us for the bulk of our meal. This is unacceptable, even though it was not busy. If you are not going to work, do it somewhere where the customers don't have to hear about your weekend plans.
The biggest problem with La Verdad, however, is not the inattentive staff, but the food itself. Our meal started well with a beef quesadilla. The beef was tender, and the mushroom and corn filling was a nice surprise, especially when one considers that quesadillas exist on the menu of every bar/pub/family restaurant in the city. The guacamole that accompanied the dish was bland and too mushy for my taste, however. For entrees, my companion ordered the enchiladas, my favorite Mexican dish, but there was very little to get excited about. They were under sauced, dry and lacked seasoning. Mexican food requires bold, fresh flavors, and this dish did not have any. I ordered the chile verde, which exposed even more problems. Again, the dish was under seasoned, and they only way I knew I was eating a Mexican dish was because of the unmistakable sweetness of tomatillos. There was nothing in the dish to cut this sweetness: no salt, no spice, nothing savory. The menu claimed it came with braised pork, but there were only 3 pieces of pork which were dry and tough for a braised meat. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes, but La Verdad was 0 for 2 on the entrees, and for a menu that offers few dishes to begin with, this is not a good sign.
Overall, it was not worth the trip or the money for bland food and poor service.
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