Yellow Door Taqueria - South End

4.6
232 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Yellow Door Taqueria - We're a bunch of taco-loving people dishing out Cali-Mex fare seven days a week. Our traditional tacos each have an individual twist and they're all served on the tortillas we make fresh every morning. We offer a full bar and have a stacked drink menu. Look for the yellow door.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 232 people are saying
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4.4
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4.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLisaL
New England
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not much to say here. Very expensive for what we got. The quality was low, the menu was extremely limited. Chips we're good but the guacamole needed salt.

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Thainara
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Some items were good like the Elote, but most weren’t worth it. A bit pricey for what you get. Drinks were sent back and service wasn’t the best. It’s a drinks and hang out spot. We expected a bit more but the atmosphere was really nice. Just won’t be going back any time soon.

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Zack
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was subpart, service was nonexistent. Won't return it recommend it.

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KimM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love YDT! Certainly a staple, and the pineapple cucumber margarita is unreal.

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JulieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I keep coming back here, hoping that the food will one day surprise me, but I am consistently amazed by how bland it is. I remember having a mushroom taco once that was great, but the ones we had last night (tofu tacos and broccoli tacos) were incredibly boring and I needed loads of hot sauce to add any flavor. Vegetarian food needn't be an afterthought and this place makes it seem as such. Similarly, the salad was bland and underdressed. All this for a fairly expensive meal -- $60+ for two people who didn't eat a ton and only had a cocktail.

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Alexandra
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and fresh food!!!

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vipDebF
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outdoors, which is a nice space. The food was delicious. The service was great.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, inventive cuisine in cool, up & coming location. Bit pricey for the food but it's Boston. And the quality of the food and drink was very good. Would have liked to have tried the broccoli tacos, but enjoyed the fish, duck, barbacoa, scallop, carnitas and chicken tinga.

The chips & guacamole were very good, again, $12 seems a bit on the high side but the chips were very good and the guac was very good and plentiful.

Will probably be back.

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Schyler
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The space is amazing such a cute location. I loved the drinks I got the spicy margarita and it was delicious. The service could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Compared to the Dorchester location which we love, the south end location was an enormous disappointment. Service was terrible and the food was a disappointment. Multiple items on the menu were not available.

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kenneth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice friendly place. Prompt service. Elota was excellent. Worth it. Loud but ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The queso Carne tacos are to diiiie for. Everything else we got was great, too.

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vipsaudiweed
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Gringo mexican but nice aesthetic and cute location, decent margaritas.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Dorchester so I usually go to the Lower Mills location. Really enjoyed dining in the courtyard in the South End this time. As usual food and service were both great.

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Foodjourneyer
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food just ok. Good atmosphere. Good service. Nice outdoor area. Great margaritas!

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PennyG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tacos are inventive and delicious. My fav is the chili duck. The guacamole is excellent. And their cocktails are delish. A delightful experience!

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vipDSFR
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I like this place a lot for a casual meal, but my dinner was not great this time. The duck tacos were completely dried out, so it was almost like eating duck jerky. I am hoping next time is better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Best margaritas in town! Loved the decor of the outdoor patio and the drinks were all amazing. There were not many options for food for vegetarians so I stuck with the guac and chips and street corn as my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I really love Yellow Door when the vegetarian tacos are on point, sometimes they are amazing and sometimes they are really awful. I keep coming back because they have great service and I’m always hopeful their have been improvements or perhaps some consultation on what non-meat eaters are looking for in their tacos.

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Ieatfood
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area and fun atmosphere. Excellent drinks. Most tacos we tried were underwhelming.

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MarianneH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, the people are super nice starting with the young lady (Jenna) who seated us. Thanks all.

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BetsyMC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting. Great food, and good music

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I ate at the Dorchester location before COVID and LOVED it. So I was really disappointed with my experience last night in the South End. The fish taco was soggy. The tofu taco was bland. The beef taco was bland. My drink was all soda no booze. So the food was not at all worth it. The outdoor picnic tables and the vibe were great though.

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KylaW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Tacos were okay.. The fish and carnitas were good. Margarita was pretty bad…Seemed like pure margarita mix with no tequila. Servers were very nice. Quick service

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TommyK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Other than the lively scene, disappointing experience. Compared to the other location the foods and drinks fell short of the usually quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Prices on bill don’t seem to match menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bathrooms could have been cleaner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck taco was soo delicious

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vipNicoleN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Great ambiance but food was okay. Drinks were wonderful

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ccb5
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yellow Door is a FAVORITE! Great drinks, fun vibe, sweet staff.

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PaulinaR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! the food is delicious and the staff is so friendly!

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HalleC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, service was really on point. The outdoor section was so cute. It started raining and the staff just managed with flying colors.

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zlgwood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The fish tacos and the elote really stood out. Such a fun vibe in here!

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Dushy
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good restaurant with good food.

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Simone
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very cute restaurant with nice service but the food wasn't very good. The tacos were underseasoned and the vegetables were undercooked and cold.

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chileinboston
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our server was lovely, but the tacos were very bland! They didn't have much seasoning or flavor to them at all and we didn't end up eating much of the wide variety of tacos we ordered.

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KatyD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, great atmosphere, great service.

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IvyC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious. Great drinks, chips, and tacos.

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MarkB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have been a big fan of the original location and decided to try the one in the Ink Block. And while the food and cocktails were quite good, the service was not. First all of our food came before we even received our first cocktail. And since the entire order came out at once, much of the food was cold by the time we got around to eating it. Will wait until they sort out some of their service issues before returning.

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ShannonT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we had was insanely delicious! Guac with homemade chips, and those TACOS! The margaritas and the atmosphere totally transported me to somewhere tropical. We savored every moment and bite.

FAQs

Yellow Door Taqueria - South End does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Yellow Door Taqueria - South End also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 239-9276.

Yellow Door Taqueria - South End is rated 4.6 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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