There’s no shortage of cheap, fast burrito joints in this town, and we’re pretty into that fact. You can grab a meal in a wrap on the go in just about any neighborhood, and it might not be delicious, but it gets the job done.
But Villa Mexico Cafe is different, and not just because it’s located in a Beacon Hill gas station’s convenience store. This yummy little cafe and catering service isn’t as quick as some others, but their commitment to quality food is evident. Toasted burritos with oozy, melted cheese is their specialty, and they do it proud, every time. Quesadillas, burritos, tostadas, and tacos are all $6.50 or less and made to order. Mexican milkshakes - licuados - are a refreshing treat, even in the increasingly blustery weather. And yes, we know trekking into the Grampy’s minimart for lunch seems odd, but how can you go wrong with the friendly “Hola, amigo!” as soon as you set foot near the counter? The owners are as friendly as they come and open every day but Sunday, 9am to 9pm, you can even grab dinner on the go! There isn’t an seating unless the curb is your idea of a good time, but bundle up and take your goodies to the esplanade to enjoy. The ducks who snap up your tortilla remains will be happy you did.