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A Dash of Heather: Step Aside, Chipotle

No offense to Boloco, but you could do better.

Burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos worthy of your love and wallet are just down the street, a few stops off the T, or a Lyft line/Uber pool ride in any direction. So put on your eating pants, grab your friends, and head on over to one of these local Taquerias.

And when your tummy is stuffed with burritos and all that Mexican goodness, head on home and wrap yourself in your very own blanket burrito–bliss!

Anna’s Taqueria

With seven locations and an eighth coming soon inside the Prudential Center, Anna’s is a cult-favourite that can be found all around the city of Boston. However, if you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your bed, Anna’s uses local delivery services such as Dashed Delivery and MixMenu to save the trip.

Beyond the city limits, Anna’s ships burritos out all around the world! There’s actually another Heather in Hartford, CT who has placed an overnight order once a month since January 2014.

Anna’s uses only the freshest local ingredients, offers a variety of options for those with unique appetites, gives back to the community in a multitude of ways, and recycles nearly everything (including their vegetable oil, which helps power their diesel trucks)!

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El Pelon Taqueria

Have you been displaced because of construction? Are you without a meal plan and are you looking to grab some quick, low-cost, and worthy-of-your-taste-buds lunch or dinner? Look no further, because El Pelon is just on the other side of the muddy river. It’s perfect for in between classes, racing to work, or sneaking a reason to be just a bit late to class. Not only will it satisfy your cravings, but it will keep your bank account pretty sound too.

Amelia’s Taqueria

According to Merriam-Webster, a taqueria is “a Mexican restaurant specializing especially in tacos and burritos,” and Amelia’s does just that. It’s menu features a wide range of fillings, toppings and proteins–such as tofu, chicken, carnitas, steak, shrimp, fish, vegetables, and so on. The guacamole may be extra, but the deals they often offer to college students are too good to miss.

Northeastern students would agree:

Also, campus cash is totally acceptable.

El Jefe’s Taqueria

According to their website, “El Jefe offers you an invitation to forget what you know and come with him, to his home away from México, in Harvard Square.” With FREE guacamole (looking at you, Chipotle) and an open door until 4 a.m. every day of the week, El Jefe could not be more perfect for college students.

To top it off, El Jefe’s works closely with Y2Y, a student-run shelter which aims to unite youth in an effort to end homelessness.

Now, get out there, eat burritos, recycle your containers, and make the world a better place!

Heather Alterisio ’17 is the Executive Managing Editor and a Staff Writer for the Hub.  A Dash of Heather is a monthly food column that aims to bring awareness to cheap, local, and delicious hole-in-the-wall eateries. 

What would you like to see featured in the next food column? What restaurants are a can’t-miss in your opinion? Place suggestions in the comments, email me at, or tweet @HeathAlt.

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