Air conditioned Latino food in Eastie tonight?
Gotta go to Eastie tonight to drop of friends at Logan, and figured we'd take the opportunity to try Topacio or Rincon Limeno. I thought my Spanish was serviceable until I tried calling Topacio yesterday to ask 1) when they start serving dinner (got my answer on that) and 2) whether they have air conditioning. Never could get through on that last question, so I'm puttin' it to the 'hounds: Does anyone know who has AC in Eastie? We would like to stick to Salvadorean/Peruvian/Mexican, if possible. Worst case scenario, we can go back to Angela's (yeah, really a sacrifice, I know!) since I've recently read that they've installed AC. TIA.
Try La Hacienda (144 Meridian, I think, across from the Walgreens) which is where the old Cafe Italia used to be. It is the same owner who used to have Mi Pueblito on Border St. Pretty good Salvadoran/Mexican food. Definitely AC and a full liquor license! The first place where you can get Sal-Mex food with a margarita in Eastie! Also open until 2AM and I think they have a late night menu from 11 or 12 till closing. I work next door and have been going in a lot.
They have decent espresso too (a guy from a well-known cafe in the North End who is Latino has been helping to train their staff on the machine).