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First time to Angela's in Eastie...recommendations?

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mollyditty Oct 22, 2009 09:10 AM

I'm headed to Angela's with some friends this evening, and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for things we simply should not miss!
There will be 4 of us. We're fairly adventurous eaters :)
I do love my classic tacos (esp if the tortilla isn't too corny...for some reason, I find a lot of the smaller tortilla shells at Anna's, etc, have a gritty texture that just doesn't compare to some tacos I had once in Mexico), but would love to know what else is great.

The menu looks quite exciting, and I promise to post what we get, and our feedback :) Here's to a fun night out with the ladies!

Molly

  1. MC Slim JB Oct 22, 2009 09:12 AM

    I'd say work less from the paper menu and more from the specials board over the kitchen. Tinga, mole, rajas poblana, sopa de pozole, tacos al pastor, and tacos arabes are just a few that leap out at me. Talk to your server and ask what Angela has been working on lately. You should have a great time!

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      Blumie Oct 22, 2009 09:19 AM

      I haven't been to Angela's since the summer, but I'm pretty sure all the Mexican specialties now are on the printed menu, not just on the chalkboards. That said, there typically will be specials in addition to the printed menu.

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        fesenjan Oct 22, 2009 10:29 AM

        We were there last week, and yes much of what was only on the board before is on the newer printed menu. There is a nice antojitos section where you can pick several and make a meal, too.

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      thegirlwholovestoeat Oct 22, 2009 10:34 AM

      The only dish I have had here that I did not thoroughly enjoy were the chiles rellenos - they were soggy with grease. Everything else has been great, especially the guacamole and the mole

      1. hiddenboston Oct 22, 2009 11:57 AM

        Definitely tough to beat the guacamole and the mole.

        1. cassoulady Oct 22, 2009 12:30 PM

          Get the mole, it is great and something that is just so complicated, time consuming to every really make (it takes so many ingrediants). this is not helpful, but I had a wonderful soup there but cant remember the name. The guacamole will be perfect to share with the gals! Enjoy!

          1. galangatron Oct 22, 2009 12:54 PM

            guacamole
            gorditas con chorizo
            rajas con crema
            tinga tostada
            tacos al pastor
            tacos arabes
            maduros
            any of the desserts

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              Taralli Oct 22, 2009 01:33 PM

              Pepian Verde.

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                nasilemak Mar 22, 2010 04:45 AM

                Agreed, the Pepian Verde was outstanding. Even better than the highly touted Mole.

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                Pegmeister Oct 22, 2009 02:37 PM

                Guacomole is quite good but I go for the chicken mole. Definitely ask about specials, or what Angela is in the mood to cook.

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                  mollyditty Oct 26, 2009 12:11 PM

                  Hello! Sorry for my delay in response!
                  We had a lovely time at Angela's, and I wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions.

                  We did get the guacamole, which was WONDERFUL! I like my guac to have a decent amount of lime, and this one did! It was nice and chunky too. We also enjoyed the little hot sauces they served for us to nibble on while we ordered.
                  The sangria was very good as well! it had a great spice to it, and yet managed to stay light and refreshing.
                  We all got a Taco Al Pastor. It was tasty, and the pineapple added a light sweetness.

                  Two of my friends got the pork mole (which our server recommended over the chicken), and they enjoyed it.
                  My other friend and I split a couple things; Enchiladas Verdes and Camarones a la Cilantro (shrimp). Both were very good. In particular, the enchiladas came with added avocado and some shaved radish, which was a great contrast to the melted/shredded components of the enchilada. The shrimp was in a good sauce.

                  We enjoyed the experience :) Service was quick, attentive, and it was nice to see such a wide variety of clientele.

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