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“Not How We Remembered!”
Review of Temazcal Cantina

Temazcal Cantina
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Ranked #312 of 3,329 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a great experience at this restaurant on our visit in 2016 and it was the first place we visited on this year's trip to Boston! The restaurant is located right on the seaport and this is the best part about it if you can get a table outside on a nice day! The waiter asked if we wanted guacamole, chips and salsa to start (almost like it was all complimentary) and we said yes--nice trick to catch people. The guacamole (which cost $12) was terrible...too much lime and almost like it was made in a blender. The salsas were very sweet. When we asked if they had any spicier salsas, they plopped down bottled hot sauce and a bottle of tobacco sauce for us. Some of the chips in the basket were good and many were stale. As for our Primo ($15) margaritas...meh! Nothing exceptional there! The fish tacos were decent, but at $18.00, they should be awesome! This was not the experience we had on our last visit, so we are removing it from our list. There are far too many great restaurants in Boston.

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Thank TahitiZ
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Temazcal refers to themselves as upscale Mexican food, but the reality is that they are upscale Tex-Mex food, done very well. I went on a very busy Thursday evening with 2 friends. We didn’t have to wait for a table, but service was very slow. After receiving our drink and taking our food order, we didn’t see our waitress again to get any table side chips and dips, so we had to flag down another server. The chips and 3 different style dips here are very good. Dips range from mild to spicy. But, by the time we got the chips, our entrees were being served. My group each had a different taco order: fish tacos, tacos mechados-which consisted of short ribs, and grilled chicken tacos. All three dishes were good sized portions and excellent. The black beans they serve with the entrée are outstanding. I could have made a meal of just the black beans. Other than the incredible noise level, this is a great place for either a family gathering or a date night.

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Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant by the sea side having good Mexican food. The quality of food is average though reasonably priced. The outdoor seating is beautiful given the weather is nice.

Thank Muwaffaq J
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I came here with some co-workers for a team event and we had a blast. First of all, the location is amazing. Located right on the water in the Seaport, you get a great view of the ocean no matter where you sit here. They have patio seating on the boardwalk, which I highly recommend!

The servers were very friendly and made sure we all had drinks during the event. Temazcal's food was delicious as well. I enjoyed their enchiladas as well as their lobster guacamole.

I am excited to come back here and bring friends and family. It is rather easy to get to Temazcal since you can walk from South Station or take the silver line out as well.

We had a great time!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The food was a solid B+--not quite as much flavor and spice as I would have preferred but probably enough for most people. Good guacamole. Good tacos. Good fajitas. Mole was not the best and would not recommend that. Lunch on outdoor patio provides a nice breeze and view of the water.

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Thank AZBell
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