By now, I’ve told most of my friends about the New Haven taco trucks and my search to find something similar in Boston. I’ve heard a few times that East Boston is the place to go for authentic Latin American food, so I decided to start with Mi Pueblito based on a good friend’s recommendation. Mi Pueblito is a Mexican / Salvadorean / Guatemalan restaurant not far from Logan airport. The menu includes a mix of each type of cuisine, and was so large I had trouble choosing. After reading through the different options: dinner plates with steak, venison, pork, and chicken, a raw bar with oysters, clams, and ceviche, and a la carte options like burritos, tacos, and pupusas, I took my friend's advice and sampled a few different items from the a la carte menu.
I ordered the beef tongue taco, chicken taco, and pork and cheese pupusa. Both of the tacos were served in two corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, a side of lime, and a side of taco sauce. Both were good, but the chicken taco was my favorite; it was possibly the most well seasoned and juicy chicken taco I’ve ever had. They were just as authentic as the taco trucks, about the same price ($2 each) and the ingredients were much higher quality.
The pork pupusa was also delicious; I felt like never having tried one before, I'd been missing out! It was a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese and pork, served with a fermented cole slaw and a mild red sauce similar to a salsa or taco sauce. It reminded me a little of a quesadilla, but better.
I really enjoyed the meal at Mi Pueblito and I’m excited to go back and try some of the other dishes, like the ceviche or a carne asada. I’m also hoping to try some of the other popular places in East Boston soon to compare!