Plenty of splashy Mexican restaurants opened last year, but the South End's smallish, cozy El Centro persevered. This weekend, they'll celebrate their one-year anniversary with a party that includes a mariachi band and, of course, free food.
Visit on May 25 or 26 for special dishes like Chiles en Nogada (poblano chiles filled with meat, fruit 'n spices), and spicy mango or tamarind margaritas. You'll even get a free appetizer with your dinner! A Mariachi band will perform (naturally), and owner Allan Rodriguez will unveil his brand-new patio. Almost better than the beach, right? Stop on by!