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Welcome to Anna's Taqueria

Anna's and I go way back. As a student at Brookline High, I fell in love early. Some people call it Anna's (pronounced ah-na's, not an-a's) but my friends mostly call it Taqueria. It's always been a hometown favorite.

At the time of this writing, there are 4 locations:

  • Beacon Street, Brookline (Map)
  • Harverd Street Brookline (Map)
  • Porter Square, Cambridge (Map)
  • Davis Square, Sommerville (Map)
Anna's is open from 10 am to 11 pm each day.

Update! There are 6 locations: Anna's opened in MIT's Student Center (source) and at MGH. Anna's also finally got a website together. You can check out a PDF of the current menu and prices here.

While the menu is simple: Tacos, Burritos, Super Burritos, Quesadillas and Mexican Plates, once you find something you like, you'll be able to eat it every day.

This entry is filed in Anna's Taqueria.

Friday, March 25, 2005 by Jonah.


Though my Anna's Taqueria does not crack my top 3 for burritos, it consistently provides quality burritos at a low price. The quality and service rates well and wait-time is small. I recommend the carnitas burrito.

Posted by: Zach Morello at March 29, 2005 08:29 PM

Thank you for this valuable service. You may be interested to know that there is a fifth Anna's: MIT Student Center

Posted by: RAL at April 25, 2005 04:58 PM

I heard there was another Anna's opening on Cambridge St. on Beacon Hill. Does anyone have any info about this?


Posted by: Cristina at May 2, 2005 12:17 PM

the only way to get the anna's experience is to go to the original one in brookline on beacon on the corner of summit ave i'm sorry but any ratings based on their other shops do not carry their weight really

Posted by: nick t at June 7, 2005 11:55 AM

The Anna's at MIT is serving breakfast burritos now! They open at 7am and serve them until 10am. I'm not sure if this will spread to the other locations or not. I asked someone that works in the Davis Sq. location and he looked at me like I was crazy.

Posted by: Monty at November 4, 2005 03:35 PM

Anna's is overrated, nothing special in terms of burrito quality. Cheap and fast and perfectly acceptable quality, yes, but there are better burritos out there.

Posted by: Kurt at November 13, 2005 08:44 PM

I see a lot of people saying, "Anna's is decent, but you can get a better burrito elsewhere."

Very helpful. How about naming some places instead of just bashing Anna's!??! Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I am guessing that Anna's will top more lists than any other burrito joint in the Boston area.

Posted by: Speaker at March 1, 2006 05:37 PM

an Anna's Chicken Quessadilla is the best meal to ever enter my body.

Posted by: Bret from NY at March 15, 2006 12:52 PM

once while apartment hunting, the tipping point on the unit i decided on was that i was across the street from anna's. i happily ate there nearly every day, sometimes twice a day, for a year.
once in a while you hear these people say they arent impressed with anna's and there's better places out there, but i've yet to hear a single one of them produce a name of a place.

Posted by: nathan at March 19, 2006 03:18 PM

I starved myself for eight months to ensure i was a size two for my wedding in Philly it wasn't that hard.

But, then I went back to Boston for a month, and ate Anna's everyday. I don't care how much I had to work out to work off those puppies...steak supers with extra hot sauce and black beans are worth every little foil wrapped bite.

Posted by: burrito lovinng bride at March 23, 2006 11:10 AM

your story about the friend ingesting three super burritos is impressive, however, I have eaten three super quesadillas in under 2 1/2 minutes with the first two being eaten in under one minute. yes, this is a true story and I have witnesses. I am from lexington, MA.

Posted by: jake at April 24, 2006 07:51 PM

I'm boycotting your business as of May 1st as an act of solidarity of American citizens.

Posted by: Patriot at May 1, 2006 03:37 PM

Can Anna's PLEASE open locations in NYC?

Posted by: iheartburritos at June 13, 2006 02:53 PM

I've been away from Boston for 3 years now, down in NYC and have yet to find a taco shop that even is worthy of licking Anna's boots! I'll be walking in the Village and get a craving for a carnitas quesadilla or a chili verde super burrito. I lived on Scottfield in Allston and in Coolidge Corner, so I was spoiled for so long. (tear, tear, drip) I can't bring myself to eat Mexican in NYC before leaving for a trip to Boston. Will Anna see the salsa stain on my collar and grill me as to which little tortilla hussy I've been canoodling with? Oh yes, Anna, someday we'll be together again, someday!!

Posted by: Bill at June 28, 2006 04:08 AM

The chicken quesadilla is the best, cheapest food I have found anywhere on the planet. It's the only thing that brings me back to Boston, as nothing in NYC comes close. Nothing.

A friend tried to tell me Chipotle is better, but he's obviously insane and his opinion is thus worthless.

Posted by: Dan at July 17, 2006 12:35 PM

Anna's is amazing. I introduced many of my friends from college to it, and it changed their lives. They need to open one in Newtonville ... they would make millions of dollars. Newton North's cafeteria would be vacant. Come to think of it, they need to open an Anna's in my kitchen. I go with the Carnitas super burrito, rice, refried beans, guacamole sour cream hot sauce. If there is a more perfect combination on Earth, I do not know it. Oh, and a Pina Jarritos. The perfect complement.

Posted by: Josh at August 4, 2006 12:05 PM

It's been 6 months since my last Anna's meal -- a super pastor with everything, hot sauce, and extra jalepenos. Until last week I thought I was over the huge void that not having Annas in my life has left (we moved to Raleigh NC).

A friend was down from Boston last week and we were talking about Anna's. A local piped up about a great burritos place... needless to say we went and it didn't measure up. It wasn't even close.

But now I can't shake this deep craving for a super pastor. I've decided to seriously investigate freezing and shipping.

Does anyone have any experience with dry ice shipping?

Does anyone know if a super pastor will survive the freezing process?

Posted by: jake at February 5, 2007 04:49 PM

We've been doing some research about freezing Anna's burritos and found the following (from an interview with the owner at

"It’s amazing, I had a customer, who was going to be a consultant in Vienna last year. He took 37 burritos and froze them. And took them to Vienna with him. So, yeah, stories like that... I have another guy, who worked for a high-tech company here, but lived in Washington, D.C.... and he would take ten frozen burritos home with him."

I've arranged my first shipment -- I'm expecting 26 supers by this weekend.

Posted by: jake at February 6, 2007 04:55 PM

Although I sincerely appreciate the qualities of a steamed flour tortilla as is, I can't help but further appreciate it with the addition of a little grill time. I know that many say that Anna's quesadilla is too oily, and after my first I felt the same. So the second time, I said "no oil, please," and the tortilla skipped the oil dip and went straight for the grill. The textural quality was uncompromised and now there's nothing to complain about.
My jonze:
Quesadilla(no oil), steak, cheese, pico, hot sauce, refried beans.

Posted by: Jonzer at January 12, 2008 03:55 PM

I gotta say, I've eaten at Anna's (had a friend who raved about it and possibly built up too much), and I just didn't think it was very flavorful, I found it too bland. (this was the one @ the base of Summit Ave. in Brookline) I like Moe's personally (but I don't think there are any in Boston, I was wondering what people thought of that comparison?

Posted by: Bob's your uncle at January 15, 2008 05:28 PM

Here's a list of Burrito's that I've tried:

Anna's: Superb, I like the quesadilla, my wife likes the burritos

Felipe's: Almost as good as Anna's but the salsa is unbalanced in flavor

Boca Grande: Tastes great and generous with the meat but not quite in the class of Anna's and Felipe's for meat or rice flavor

Chipotle: Bland meat, bland beans, the rice has good flavor but not in a burrito, overpriced

Moe's: Bland and overpriced crap

Posted by: Allen Quimby at April 15, 2008 07:18 PM

when is anna's opening on cambridge street in beacon hill? i've been waiting forever.

Posted by: R at May 5, 2008 02:11 PM

An interesting topic for your site might be: Super Burrito vs. Burrito - how do the sizes of the insides compare? We know the tortilla size is bigger, but I think they use the same size scoop for the inner substances... thus making the super burrito an alternative in terms of taste, not calories.

Posted by: Alan at May 7, 2008 02:31 AM

Is there any truth to the rumor that Anna's will soon be opening a location somewhere in Arlington, MA?

Posted by: John at June 14, 2008 11:36 AM

If you want real burritos you will have to go west young man. The most amazing burritos I have ever had were in San Francisco. The next best burritos are the Allsups burritos in NM. They are frozen then fried and are sold at convinience stores called Allsups but are hands down better than any so called fresh burrito I have had east of the Mississippi.

Posted by: loveburritos at June 30, 2009 11:32 PM