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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? Most of the time. Sure, there are more authentic joints around --- and the ear-splitting noise level can sometimes induce a pre-tequila 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 con carne, melted cheese and sour cream. There are also the usual staples like jalapeño poppers, quesadillas, buffalo wings, chips and salsa and guacamole, but the taco skins are a standout, filled with beef or chicken, topped with melted cheddar, tomatoes and scallions, and served with a side of sour cream and salsa. Non-spice lovers can try the half-pound steak burgers made with chuck beef and short rib or the tender baby-back ribs. Regulars return for the massive shredded beef burritos, beer-battered fish tacos and pulled pork quesadillas. Pair your meal with a prickly pear margarita, a Grand Gold on the rocks or a frozen strawberry margarita.