Taco Party in Ball Square, Somerville, MA
By Maggie Dee Spencer
Taco Party in Somerville’s Ball Square is the brick and mortar counterpart to the popular food truck you may have seen around town or catering that party you’re still talking about. A small, but creative selection of vegan Mexican food is offered at the counter and can be taken to go, or enjoyed in-house at the tables and window seats surrounded by funky dining decor. Friendliness pervades here — from the engaging staff and eco-conscious recycling and compost station to the homemade dog treats at the door. If you favor Mexican style fare, then there is something here for you no matter what your proclivity is for the plant-based life. Dare to try the chimichurri tempeh or tiki-style, soy-ginger marinated jackfruit tacos, but don’t skip the essentials such as nachos and chips and guacamole; they don’t disappoint. And, make sure to leave room to satisfy your sweet tooth from the tasty array of cookies and pastries in the dessert case before your taco party comes to an end.