La Verdad
La Verdad
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La Verdad

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laverdadtaqueria.com/
  • Phone: 6174219595
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINING ROOM
    Mon-Thurs: 4pm-12am
    Fri: 4pm-1am
    Sat: 11am-1am
    Sun: 11am-12am

    BAR
    Mon-Thurs: 4pm-1am
    Fri: 4pm-2am
    Sat: 11am-2am
    Sun: 11am-1am

    TAQUERIA
    Sun-Thurs: 11am-1am
    Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Scott Brandolini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our VIP Room is located at the back of the restaurant and offers a more private experience. This space can handle a cocktail party and passed plates for up to 45 people or sit down dinner for up to 30 guests. It has immediate access to the bar and a separate sound system with individual controls. Making this the perfect spot for your next party or business meeting.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Jussaume 6174219595

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ipswich St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Verdad
Established in 2006, Chefs Ken Oringer and Michael Ginore believed that authentic Mexican cuisine would be very well received by Boston foodies. They teamed with the Lyons Group and created a power house team to present authentic Mexican fare in a lighter, cleaner presentation than we have grown accustom to in the North East. There vision is proudly presented as La Verdad. We are located very close to Fenway Park.
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La Verdad reviews from OpenTable diners
  • ND Pre-game
    Lifesabeach
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    In the neighborhood for Frozen Fenway, Arrived an hour early for reservation. Restaurant uncrowded and friendly. Sat at bar. Took a few minutes before we got bartenders attention but after that service was excellent and we had a great meal. Bartender even put on the Notre Dame fight song when ND beat Duke in basketball and before the ND-BC hockey game at Fenway. Really good guacamole and margarita. Fun place with warm, friendly staff. Less hectic and noisy than other places around Fenway. I'll definitely go back.
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    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-game stop
    Robhawk
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Stopped in before Frozen Fenway. Margarita was very good! Nachos, steak tacos, and quesadillas were excellent. Server was very attentive. Lots of tv's to watch NESN & NFL Playoffs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty but Salty
    LKLYVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I Think I am still puffy from all the salt. Came here with the family before a sledding/skating event at Fenway. We started with the guacamole (salty) and the cheesy chorizo dip (salty) to go along with our chips and salty salsa. I had to fish tacos (yummy). Hubby had the quesadilla that he finished. Daughter ordered the chicken entree that she could not finish because it was too spicy for her. Son had the best bet- a chicken Caesar which he said was the best he has ever had. Four entrees and two apps came to $88. Yikes. Service was lovely, accommodating and nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big name does not deliver
    Amaryll
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were attracted by the Ken Orringer name. We should have listened to the reviews. Place itself is shabby and mostly a bar. Food was average. It was pricey for what was being offered. Once was enough.
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  • Good but pricey
    Tickles
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We came here to eat before a concert at House of Blues. It was good but seemed pricey for what you got. There were no typical Mexican restaurant extras; no chips and salsa, no rice and beans with the orders. We both got the Tinga tacos which were delicious but again a bit expensive for 3 small tacos and no sides. The margaritas are very good but also expensive. I get they are paying for their location, but seems a bit much to me. The service was also not great, we had empty drinks for quite awhile at one point and ended up deciding to go to the concert instead of ordering another round.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, prices are great
    sarahkmg
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Wanted to try this place because it is a Ken Oringer restaurant. Food was pretty good (a little greasy for my taste), but the flavor was great! Margs were NOT good, but beer selection was great so stick with the beer. Pretty noisy place, but a good place for groups - were able to accommodate 6 ppl at 7 pm on a Saturday night. Would recommend for anyone looking for a casual dining experience with very reasonable prices.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Korrie
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Le Verdad was a great spot to hit before a show at the Boston House of Blues. Service was quick, but as the place filled up within an hour of opening, service fell a little short. Defintely get the pitcher of house margarita. Their sour mix is actually really great! We had the pescado and pork belly confit tacos, holy amazing! Super fresh ingredients and the price you couldn't beat. The trio salsa was a great way to start. The salsa verde is the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    lfenVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great food, great service, friendly atmosphere, such a fantastic find! thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's been great. 3 rd time
    KARLA
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    It's been great. 3 rd time going before a show at house of blues and again was amazed at how not crowded it was. Lucky for us. The food is awesome. We sat outside-the view is fenway park but the people watching is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They could do a better job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    They could do a better job with the entrance. We walked in through the take out and my first impression was ,where are we? The food was good. not vegetarian heaven, my choices were pretty limited and they wouldn't let me order the enchilada without meat. still. I enjoyed the homemade guacamole and chile relleno we all enjoyed the habanero margaritas. the service was fine but not fine dining good. It did become quite crowded on a Sunday night and was very festive.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • complaint
    lynnVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Food far too spicy - just tell the diner when asked.
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  • The host and hostesses were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    The host and hostesses were very gracious and professional. Food was great.Hopping during Red Sox games, but also great for dinner with friends on other(quieter) ocassions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even though we had a reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait quite a while. Food was was subpar, especially for the price. No free chips and salsa as is the usual in Mexican restaurants. We paid for them and the chips were hard, thick, and just not pleasant tasting. Margaritas were mostly sugar, seemed like no tequila. Waitress was a little loopy and not very attentive. Had fish tacos, there was nothing particularly wrong with them, but they weren't very tasty either. Overall, I can say that I would never eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Excellent meal and great service. Enjoyed the Texmex flair!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is apparently a "hot
    Bobbie
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    This is apparently a "hot spot," given how crowded it was at 6 on a Saturday night, without even a Red Sox game going on. The food was good, if pricey for Mexican food. Mexican beers on tap were a treat! The big bowl of guacamole was delicious, as were the fresh chips - though another time, I'd just get traditional guacamole rather than the souped up, fruity special version. My fish tacos were delicate and delicious. Between the high noise level and the inflated prices, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again; but if we had something else going on in the neighborhood, as we did this visit, it'd be my first choice for a pre-event dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican food, nice service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    I love La Verdad! The margaritas are delicious, the food was great, the service was friendly, and when we went they had a season guacamole with mango and other goodies, I wasn't sure about it after reading the description, but once I tasted it I was sold. I've been to La Verdad many times, most recently with 7 others for a birthday dinner. We arrived early for our reservation and I really appreciated that we could comfortably wait at the bar for our table to open. It was a busy night, but we didn't feel crowded at all, and service was still fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • This is our 3rd or 4th visit
    MassTraveler
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This is our 3rd or 4th visit and they have yet to disappoint. Great cocktails and food, exp the grilled corn appetizer.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the tacos!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We love the tacos at La Verdad! Restaurant is a bit dark and the seats are a little uncomfortable but the food is great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smelled like sewage throughout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Smelled like sewage throughout and food was just soso
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fish tacos were excellent.
    TobiasF
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    The fish tacos were excellent. The guacamole was also outstanding. The chicken enchiladas were tasty. Some of the best Mexican food we have had since living out here. That came with a price. This was not cheap. It is Landsdown St. in Boston though......
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  • Seems a little lame to charge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Seems a little lame to charge for chips and salsa.
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  • Host wouldn't sit us until
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Host wouldn't sit us until everyone was there, kind of annoying since the place was empty. Chicken "tinga" taco was just ok. Short rib taco and pork belly taco were both amazinggg!! Margarita on the rocks was decent. Guacamole appetizer was ok, chips were good, guac itself was a little watery, could have been chunkier.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's with the greasy hard nachos?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Everyone thought the food was only ok. The corn chips with the guacamole were disappointing...greasy, thick textured, and not the light crisp ones you would hope for. The seasonal guacamole was uninspiring, everyone felt, and needed more, what, lime? A tad bland. I had chicken a la brasa and a side of black beans, both good. Another person got pork belly tacos and found them too greasy. The plantain side with cheese was tasty if decadent. Carne asada to me looked like it had too much stuff on the plate...avocado slices, and chips and all manner of stuff burying the steak. A sandwich was deemed good and came with spicy plantain chips. At the end of dinner The general verdict was ok but not great.
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  • great mexican stuff, tacos
    truthtellerVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    great mexican stuff, tacos outside the box. great place after a game, or better you can park when there isn't one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • The food at La Verdad is delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The food at La Verdad is delicious but the service is horrendous. We were rushed through our entire dinner with our plates cleared before we were even asked if we wanted anything else. When we tried to order an additional item, the manager said that there was a reservation coming in after us and we couldn't have anything else. This was a group of six and we had only been there an hour! If you are looking for good Mexican food, there are plenty of places with better service, lower prices and equal quality food so I would not recommend La Verdad.
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  • Went before a show at house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Went before a show at house of blues. Food was delicious, fresh and original. Service was excellent, neither too much nor too little. Try the churros for dessert, even if you know you shouldn't. They will make you happy. Really.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love this place. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    We love this place. The food is always good, great quac and margaritas! The Mexican chopped salad is my favorite as is the short rib tacos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican and Tacos in the USA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Bon Apetite and Food and Wine magazines both rated this gem in the select TOP in the entire US of A for Tacos and overall Mexican cuisine.That's how I discovered it and it was delicious food, with 2 equally delicious cucumber dill margaritas (with a kick). Great meal with my greatest of friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been here a few times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    I've been here a few times. Last time was with a group of 8. They took good care of us, I just didn't really like what I ordered. I usually go with the tacos and they are consistently good. Very convenient to the House of Blues so we like to go there for a bite before the show. Certainly better than Cask of Game on.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic and Creative Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Saw the write up in Food and Wine, but was still hesitant to go based on some Open Table reviews. Went for the Day of the Dead and would highly recommend this for authentic and creative Mexican food. The Tripe Fondue was amazing. If they have not already the margarita special with the salt foam and jalepeno must go on the menu! Will visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The food was very good and the portion size decent-usually we get way too much food at some Mexican restaurants! We were seated in the bar area so was very noisy, especially with a small crowd watching the Notre Dame football game in OT!
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  • very friendly & accommodating
    WendyEVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    very friendly & accommodating service (making "no cilantro on anything!" a reality), great food, fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Ken Oringer does many things
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Ken Oringer does many things well, and La Verdad is no exception. His take on Mexican food is inventive and sublime.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We all got tacos. Presentation
    G222
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    We all got tacos. Presentation and construction of the tacos were identical. However, the contents were unique. And tasty. Bar-like atmosphere. Because there is a bar. Drinks good to superb, depending on who you ask.
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  • Stick with the Taqueria take out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    I am a huge fan of the La Verdad Taqueria and it seems silly because I know the food is the same, but the one time I ate inside the restaurant I didn't love it as much! The guac was not as good as it usually is, was less flavorful and the fish tacos were slightly different. The service was just OK, which for a Monday night with 3 other people in the restaurant, it should have been much better. I think I'll stick with take-out from now on.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Love this place!! The corn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Love this place!! The corn is to die for...love the drink menu too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • We really enjoyed our meal
    MamaCat
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    We really enjoyed our meal here! All of our dinners were excellent. Even my aunt, who isn't crazy about spicy food, was able to find something she enjoyed, though nearly everything had a "kick." There's no kids' menu, but if you have an adventurous kid (like ours), it will be fine; they can always get a quesadilla anyway. When we were there it was fairly quiet, but I bet it's hopping when the Sox are in town! We would definitely eat there again.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • This is a great place to go
    HAD9
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    This is a great place to go before a Red Sox game.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Noisy and unenjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    Absolutely impossible to enjoy this meal because we were placed in a small room with not one but TWO large tables of 8 plus. Nightmare. Not sure I would return as a result. Service was also poor because we were the forgotten table in that room of large parties.
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  • Everything I've had here is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Everything I've had here is delicious! I love the El Sabor taco combo and the guacamole. The margaritas are great too but beware...they're strong!
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