I love it when restaurants have options for everyone. Finding something light for lunch is near impossible in US but Papagayo wins the prize, by offering single-serve tacos pequena at the bar.
Ahi Tuna taco at Papagayo
Seared shrimp taco at Papagayo
This means you can try all 10 varieties (chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, salmon, tuna, vegetable) if you have a ravenous appetite or select 2 for a light meal. Made fresh, with your choice of 6″ tortilla - traditional flour, gluten free corn or heart-healthy lettuce cup, you'll want to order more than one! All meals are served with free corn chips and salsa while you wait - a perfect starter!
Free corn chips and salsa at Papagayo
The tacos are as delicious as they look. I chose the Ahi tuna, blackened rare, with Napa poblano slaw, chilli sauce, and wasabi cream, and the pan seared shrimp, with red pepper, ancho chilli, pickled cabbage, verde sauce, and avocado. Both a colourful taste sensation with different flavours - the fresh raw tuna complemented with crisp lettuce a delicate light taste, while the seared shrimp is a delicious tangy and spicy combination.
The staff are super friendly too - attentive and resourceful, happily answering questions about food, tourism, and life!
Papagayo is located at Downtown Boston and in Somerville. Stop here for a warm welcome lunch.