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Rudy's Cafe Restaurant Review: Filled with stuffed parrots and oodles of cacti, Rudy’s walks the Tex-Mex walk in Somerville's Teele Square. So it's no surprise that it talks the talk, too, tequila-soaked and taco-manic. Does it deliver? Sometimes. There are more authentic joints around --- and the ear-splitting noise level can sometimes induce a pre-hangover migraine. But let’s just say that the combination platters go down easy after a few smooth (yet exceptionally sweet) margaritas, and the price is definitely right. Start with a hearty plate of spicy super nachos anointed with chili. There are also the usual staples, like jalapeño poppers, quesadillas, buffalo wings and guacamole, but the taco skins are a standout, filled with beef or chicken, topped with melted cheddar and scallions, and served with a side of sour cream and salsa. Non-spice lovers can try the California burger finished with avocado and melted Monterey Jack or the soy honey chicken skewers accompanied by a side salad. Specialties include a shredded-beef burrito, pulled-pork quesadilla, fish tacos and baby-back ribs.