Yelp has released its list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat” in America and there is a hidden gem on the list, right here in Massachusetts. In fact, it’s right here in Waltham! It’s called Taqueria El Amigo and I just so happened to discover it during one of my daily walks. From the outside, it’s a very modest building and very small. You would never know that through its doors is a Mexican restaurant that people drive miles to eat at. I tried it for the first time in March when I ordered 4 chicken tacos. The tacos are made with the most delicious soft corn tortillas and the chicken is shredded with the most delicious seasoning. Once I ate these tacos from heaven, I knew I needed to go back. It was only then that I noticed the prestigious ranking on Yelp’s Top 100 list. Because of this, I noticed that this mostly takeout restaurant had lines out the door on any given day of the week. Tuesday at 2pm, there’s a line. Monday at 10:30am, there’s a line. The secret is now out and Taqueria El Amigo is a (no longer) hidden gem right here in Waltham.
On Saturday (April 29) I went with a group of friends and grabbed one of the 5 tables available restaurant. Most tables only seat 2 people but this table sat 4. My friends Jamie, Nancy Jo, friend Armani (Forking With Armani on IG) and his husband Nic arrived around 12:30pm and were thrilled to find a table was available. We ordered several of their most popular dishes and our entire meal was to die for. Armani actually travels from restaurant to restaurant giving us his reviews and takes us inside with his moving photos and videos. He captured our lunch in such a memorable way and I wanted to share with you our experience.