Tico is a lively, slightly upscale Latin spot in Back Bay that does big business after work, when a lot of people who work for insurance companies suddenly need a lot of margaritas. You’re not going to find particularly outstanding tacos and small plates here, but everything is competently made, and, surprisingly, the burger is actually one of the best in the city.
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The Salty Pig
The Salty Pig serves pizza and substantial charcuterie and cheese boards across the street from the Back Bay train station.
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Gustazo is a fun Cuban place in Porter Square with a big menu of small plates and good cocktails.
Chacarero is a lunch spot downtown that pretty much only serves one really big, really good Chilean sandwich.
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Temazcal is a flashy Mexican place in the Seaport with great waterfront views and an expansive mezcal list.
Parish is a cafe in Back Bay that serves sandwiches created by chefs from all over town.
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