Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sox & Salsa

Fenway gets fired up for Barrio Cantina


After last year's nightmare Red Sox season, things are already looking up in Fenway. 

Bobby V is out, Pedro is in and, perhaps as importantly, Barrio Cantina has arrived.

Like with any good team, chemistry is key, and the Barrio brings it by combining Mexican street food favorites (tacos, quesadillas and assorted appetizers) with fajitas and robust authentic entrees.

Our suggestion? Attack the lineup from the first pitch. Lead off with tuna ceviche tostados before working your way through the heart of the lineup (shredded confit chicken taco, Mexican fried chicken, and a Green Monster-sized complete burrito).

You might require a closer by committee, considering there are 80-plus tequilas from the bullpen. Play manager and pair them with 15 varieties of margarita (try the hot 'n skinny with ghost-chili infused tequila).

Karma bonus: Now that the Mexican team won the Caribbean Series title last week in historic fashion, those vintage Mexican movie posters and original photography on the walls might just bring the Sox some much-needed joojoo.

Barrio Cantina
1363 Boylston St., Fenway
(857) 753-4100

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Green Line to Kenmore Square or Fenway
Best bets: Complete burrito; Philly cheesesteak quesadilla; Mexican fried chicken
Nearby: Yard House; Church; Tasty Burger

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