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New(ish) Guatemalan Bakery in Dorchester

Venable Apr 29, 2007 03:29 PM

Hi, I've passed by a place on Freeport Street & Dot Ave (close to DBar) called Panaderia y Reposteria Chapina (Guatemalan Bakery and Desserts) a couple of times. Window signs promise baked goods, snacks / appetizers and desserts. It looks intriguing, but I don't know anything at all about Guatemalan food. Has anyone visited this place? Any general thoughts about tasty traditional Guatemalan chow or suggestions on things to order?

Thanks 'hounds!

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    Taralli Apr 30, 2007 09:48 AM

    I have some students in town from Guatemala & would also like suggestions for where to send them e.g. Eastie, JP, Dot...

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      DotDiner Apr 30, 2007 11:00 AM

      I walked by the place the other day. Looks interesting, and there were several people inside. Please go there and report back to us!

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        dracowsky Dec 9, 2010 05:02 AM

        Any idea where to find the contact info? I'de love to check this place out.... sounds amazing. Thanks!

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        1. re: dracowsky
          Chris VR Dec 9, 2010 06:01 AM

          Antojitos y Panaderia Chapina
          Mon-Sun 9a-9p
          Free Delivery
          299 Hancock St
          Dorchester, MA 02125

          from a review at http://www.dottiehottie.com/?p=101

          1. re: Chris VR
            StriperGuy Dec 9, 2010 06:03 AM

            Wow that food looks good!

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          fishmanator Dec 9, 2010 06:57 AM

          Unless they have changed hands, they have been there for at least a year or more. I have gone there a couple of times but not recently. Food was OK but if you are craving Guatemalan food it definitely works.

          1. Aromatherapy Dec 9, 2010 07:55 AM

            For more on Guatemalan baked goods than most people would want to know, see one of rw orange's recent posts:

            1. galangatron Dec 9, 2010 09:36 AM

              i like the tamales de chipilín (tamales filled with masa and chipilín leaves) and rellenitos (deep fried balls of plantain dough filled with black beans). they also have a whole case full of freshly baked guatemalan breads and sweets

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                suzysue2 Dec 10, 2010 08:16 PM

                I had a completely reasonable experience there on a whim with a friend. We ordered a bit too much fried food which marred the experience a bit due to the fact that our bellies were heavy halfway through. I wasn't blown away by anything, but the food was generally good and I would give it another chance as I love Latin food. The Spanish soap operas blaring on a plasma screen gave it a feeling of true authenticity.

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