Mama Blanca's in Orient Heights (east boston)
I noticed that after a month or two of dark windows, Mama Blanca's opened in East Boston on Saratoga St. in orient heights. It used to be a mexican resturant and before that Italian Express, but both closed pretty quickly. Does anyone know anything about them? Are they the same ones that were in Maverick Square? Thanks!!!
Is that where Tequila's was? We were in Orient Heights last night but I didn't see this place.
Pupuseria Mama Blanca was/is at 389 Maverick Street, near the back (locals-only) gated entrance to Logan Airport. I reviewed it for The Phoenix back in March, think it's pretty great for Salvadoran/Mexican fare, a real value, nice people. But that spot is something you'd be unlikely to stumble across if you didn't live in Eastie.
Great pupusas, a fine plato gordito (grilled steak, shrimp, chicken), camarones con coco, sopa de res y mondongo, sopa de gallina. A more central spot would have to be good for business; better T access.
Is the new/second location the former Zafferano spot? I liked that place, too, but it was a bit pricey and maybe too authentic for the neighborhood.
re: MC Slim JB
Hi, The Zafferano spot is now a dentist's office (????). Mama Blanca's is about a 1/2 block farther down the block - across from the library and next to a liquor store & computer repair place. So far 3 other restuarants have failed in the spot (terrible parking), so I hope they do okay. It would be great if they are the same ones as in Maverick. Thanks!