Are you a foodie that would love to travel the globe dining on culinary masterpieces from cultures near and far? What cuisine would make it to your top list of meals to savor? Mexican delights, Peruvian specialties, traditional Cambodian fare, or classic American favorites?
What if I told you that you don’t even need to go anywhere to experience around the world dining, but instead pay visit to the many restaurants that specialize in a vast range of culinary experiences right here in Revere, Massachusetts?
In Part I of our two-part “Around the World Dining” series we will explore some hidden gems that will have you returning to Revere for your favorite meals over and over again. You may even discover your own culinary favorites as you take the time to discover the variety the city has to offer.
Starting our trip around the delicious dishes of the world with a Mexican theme brings us to Esquite on 194 Shirley Avenue, Revere, Ma.
What started as a small, family-owned food cart selling Mexican Street Corn in Boston, has expanded into a Massachusetts favorite for authentic Mexican Street Food. The restaurant is named after their most popular product Esquite, a corn salad with chipotle aioli, chili powder, and queso cotija sold by the bowl or cup.
From tacos to tortas and burritos to quesadillas, Esquite is a true Mexican gem that will have you returning to try each dish.
Located right on Revere Beach at 500 Ocean Avenue, Dryft offers a high-end beachfront dining destination with beautiful ocean views. Using local ingredients, Dryft allows guests to enjoy a fine dining experience of classic New England Seafood or pasta dishes that will delight their taste buds.
Choose fresh seafood dishes such as lobster, swordfish, tuna, oysters, and shrimp. If you are a landlubber, don’t fret! They offer steak, chicken, and other non-seafood dishes that are just as fresh and amazing as their ocean delights.
If you like seafood boils, a bold flavor, and a down-home feel to your meals then Hook & Reel is your kind of place. Located a short walk to the ocean and Revere Beach, Hook & Reel sits at 151 V.F.W Parkway Suite 10 in Revere.
To enjoy a boil, first pick your catch, such as crawfish, lobster tails, snow crab, clams, king crab, or mussels. Then choose your sauce from plain to Cajun or maybe (if you’re daring) the Hook & Reel Special Blend! Once you have that determined, tell your server what level of spice you want: mild, spicy, or fire! Can’t choose? Try a combo boil and get your night started off right.
Valsos, located on Shirley Avenue in Revere, Ma is a full restaurant and bar as well as bakery specializing in Spanish cuisine.
Bring your appetite to Valsos because you will want to try everything from the Tapas appetizers to the sandwiches, pastries, snacks, and breakfast items. You won’t be able to resist. Order online or dine-in for this cuisine delight.
With the motto of “Meet Me at Murray’s,” it’s hard not to feel welcomed by this neighborhood tavern. Murray’s Tavern, owned and operated by Greg and John Murray, can be found at 118 Broadway Street in Revere, MA.
They specialize in favorite neighborhood foods and traditional American fare like soups, salads, flatbreads, shareable, filet mignon, mac n’ cheese, and of course amazing desserts! Don’t forget to try their specialty wines, craft beer, and specialty cocktails to round out your dining experience.