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Cafe D -- Great quick meal

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Hit Cafe D this past Saturday night. Walked in around 6:30 and got a table for three with no waiting. The chips and guacamole appetizer is fantastic. I hadn't had it in my previous few trips there. Wow. Homemade chips, still hot when they brought them out. The guacamole was a great mix of chunky and creamy with a lot of flavor. Since we were in a bit of a hurry, two of us got burgers and the third person the fish tacos. Amazing burger, cooked perfectly with a nice char and slice of cheddar. The fries were also done just right. I like the atmosphere of this little place. Even at $12, the burger is a must. Lastly...they had the new Harpoon Barrel series on tap...weizonbock. I ordered it since it's impossible to have chips and guac without beer. Really outstanding.

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  1. Thanks. Cafe D is somewhat of a mainstay for me for a quick dinner out. Decent food, decent prices. Although last night, we opted for JP Seafood - can't say I've ever been disappointed here either. Daisuke roll was delish - stone pot bi bim bop had some curious veggies. Nothing ever other than smiles.

    1. Did your friend say how the fish tacos were? Thanks.

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      1. re: catsmeow

        Yes, he loved them. I've had them too. Best I've had in the area.

        1. re: catsmeow

          I am not the friend but I have had fish tacos at Cafe D before and they are great. Traditional double corn tortilla style with a little shredded cabbage and crema a la So. Cal style.

          1. re: yumyum

            I'm going to have to get by there this week. Thanks!

            1. re: yumyum

              Describe the fish itself. I tried the supposedly-great fish tacos at El Pelon once and was highly disappointed in the fish. It was fine for what it was, but a proper fish taco has a light, flaky fish in a crisp batter, and this was a much heavier meaty/oily fish that had been breaded. As I say, a perfectly fine piece of fish, but not what I would want in a fish taco.

              Allstonian and I flipped a coin between Cafe D and Costello's the last time we had dinner in JP and went with the latter, but I've been meaning to go back and try this place. Unfortunately, we rarely find ourselves in JP at dinner time.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                I believe Cafe D's version is exactly what you have been looking for. I concur with yumyum's description. At dinner, they come 3/order. At brunch/lunch, you can order them by the taco. Delectable. Plus the bar dining is intimate and fun.

                1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                  Your wish is my command. Actually, I'll just do it for the hounds.

                  The flaky white fish is lightly battered, not breaded. It is expertly fried and it is nestled into its little bed of tortilla, cabbage, and crema. Last few times I only got the tacos, but next time I'll get the rice and beans too.

                  I've not had El Pelon's fish tacos but it sounds like there is a difference between their version and Cafe D.

                  1. re: yumyum

                    Yes, that sounds exactly right. I haven't had a good fish taco in years, but it sounds like there's a trip to Cafe D in my immediate future.