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41. Anna’s Taqueria

OH YEAHHHH

Remember when Chipotle got popular when we were all in high school? For all you Jumbos hailing from American suburbs, you know lunch and weekend outings were all about driving your mom’s 1998 Toyota Camry to the nearest location, ordering a burrito the size of a newborn baby, and stuffing as much extra rice and guacamole in it as possible. Back when Facebook groups were still popular, hundreds spawned from our obsession with Chipotle. We loved its simple menu and the way its flavorful carnitas sat heavily in our stomachs while we scarfed everything else down in under 12 minutes.

But when we came to Tufts, our tastes grew up with us. Food became less about quality and more about stretching the last bit of JumboCash remaining on our IDs. We made do. Trick turning from Hodgdon was great… until we got tired of eating shitty Chinese food and gummy bears for dinner. The solution to this problem? Anna’s Taqueria. Located in the southeast corner of Davis Square, Anna’s has cured countless Saturday morning hangovers and fueled hungry shoppers headed to the Goodwill for themed party attire.

As far as the menu goes, variety is not its strength (it offers tacos, quesadillas, and a “Mexican platter”). But as with Chipotle, we like the simple offerings and lack of pretension. The platter item is rather elusive, but if it’s on the menu, it’s probably an orgasm in your mouth.

Of course, the most popular item on the menu is the burrito. Even with its price increases, Anna’s is clearly the best Mexican food deal in the Boston area. A regular 10″ burrito will cost you less than $5 and for a couple cents more, you can upgrade to a super burrito with 2 inches of added goodness. BAM.

Did we mention they have Jarritos? Shit just got real.

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1. Dewick v. Carmichael debates

Carmichael Dining Hall

There’s nothing Jumbos love more than a good ol’ argument. Take the legendary Oral v. Cheese debate. Friendships, romances, and bromances have been casualties of this timeless dispute. The debate that really gets Jumbos really riled up is the neverending argument between Dewick MacPhie Dining Hall and Carmichael Dining Hall. Uphillers will begin citing their fondue and stir-fry nights while Downhillers rebut with their International night and the impressive variety of cuisine. In terms of aesthetics, Uphillers have to deal with low ceilings while Downhillers enjoy a more spacey environment. While both dining halls have their pros and cons, both share one major setback: no matter where you eat, you are guaranteed at least 1 awkward run-in with a former hook-up per semester.