Oran Cafe, R.I.P
I am sorry to report that Oran Cafe in East Boston, a brief but shining star in the Chowhound universe, is closed. A Mexican restaurant will be taking over the space.
Very sad. The food was terrific; I'm sure the lack of atmosphere was off-putting to some customers. I did what I could, gave it an On the Cheap rave in the Phoenix. Ah, well.
That's a shame. I have heard so many good things about this place. I only wish I could have gotten there at least once to try it.