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Framingham Family Expands Its Mexican Restaurant

In January 2013, Mayra and Francisco Ramirez opened Mexico City Taquería; and last week, the Framingham couple unveiled the restaurant's new dining room.

Mexican Style Taco Plate ($8.95) at Mexico City Taqueria in Ashland. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Mexican Style Taco Plate ($8.95) at Mexico City Taqueria in Ashland. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni

In January 2013, Mayra and Francisco Ramirez opened Mexico City Taquería, a take-out restaurant on Route 135 in Ashland.

Last week, the Framingham couple unveiled the restaurant's new dining room, which features about a half dozen tables. The restaurant can now seat about 24-30 patrons.

The restaurant now also has a full wait staff and a new menu, too.

Mayra learned all about how to make fresh, homemade cuisine growing up in Mexico City from her mama. 

"We serve food just like I used to eat in Mexico," said Mayra.

The menu has a dozen types of burritos plus a burrito bowl. 

We have tried the Asada and the Al Pastor burrito and both were packed with lots of meat, black beans and rice. The portion is large for its $6.95 price. The specialty Pescado (grilled fish) and Lengua burritos are priced at $7.95 each

The restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. Other menu items includes tacos, Quesadillas, tamales, gorditas, fajitas and enchiladas and a chilango plate.

"Everything is fresh. Nothing is frozen," said Mayra.

Nothing on the menu is more than $15. 

Tacos start at $2.50 each. We have tried a handful of the 11 taco options. All were made with hand-made soft tortillas, amply stuffed and left us craving for another one. Our favorites were the Carne Molida, the Pescado and the Pollo Tinga.

The tamale appetizer ($2.95) features steamed cornmeal with poblano peppers and chicken served with sour cream, cheese and salsa.

Table service comes with home-made salsa and chips, on the house.

There are also gluten-free menu items.

Try the freshly-made Aguas Frescas. Our favorite Thursday night was the rice milk one.

Soups are also available, but weekends only.

The family-run business is open seven days a week - Mondays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mexico City Taquería is located at 1 West Union Avenue (Route 135) in Ashland. 

The couple, who have lived in Framingham for more than a decade, have two children at Brophy Elementary School.

For a menu, click here.

Paulo Simes May 30, 2014 at 05:03 PM
definitely going to check it out

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