In the heart of East Boston’s historic Eagle Hill neighborhood is Angela’s Cafe, a delicious taste of (and arguably one of the best restaurants in) the area. It’s not the easiest places to find, but so worth it. Fortunately for me, I live right around the corner from this gem and the only challenge lies in resisting the scents from this place every time I walk by. I don’t get to eat there as often as I would like.
Angela’s reputation precedes itself. As soon as Alex and I looked into living in Eastie, friends often brought up or asked about Angela’s, thanks to a feature from Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It has been one of our go-to recommendations for local dining spots that showcase our neighborhood’s character and growing food scene.
It was a lucky accident that we were looking for off-season housing in Boston and Eastie came under our radar. The neighborhood has slowly but surely captured our hearts (see more from our most recent snow Eastie escapade here). So, for Valentine’s Day, we felt Angela’s was the perfect way to pay homage to our Boston journey thus far and the home we’ve come to love here.
We were greeted by chips and salsa and of course had to get our hands on their famous guac. It is dreamy and the perfect amount for two hungry Mexican food fans to share. There’s my flirty martini V-day special right next to it.
Alex ordered the chilaquiles (above) and I got their seafood paella special for the day (below). It had the works including lobster! Talk about marrying this family restaurant’s cuisine with local goods. We’ve tried other dishes from their menu on previous visits and always left daydreaming of the food for the next few days.
And why stop there? For dessert we had the Tres Leches instead of the Chimi Cheesecake this time. Both times we scraped the plate squeaky clean.
Having Angela’s for a neighbor makes the decision to move far too difficult! Now we have TWO of them to choose from, and the other site off of the Orient Heights T station offers outdoor seating too. Perfect for warmer days ahead!
If you’ve been to Angela’s before or plan on going in the future, I’d love to hear about your experience or other dishes to try!
And if you’re hailing for somewhere else, feel free to share about your hometown and your favorite taste of home 🙂
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To learn more about Angela’s Cafe, go to angelascafeboston.com