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Antojitos Cafe in Waltham

Anyone know what's up with this place? They have the best tacos I've ever had in my life, and they seem to either be closed for renovations or closed for good, I can't tell which. Both numbers I've found online for them are disconnected. This doesn't bode well.

Antojitos Cafe
489 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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  1. i didn't know they had tacos on the menu. is that something new?

    antojitos y panaderia chapina on hancock street in dorchester is a nice alternative. they only have a small selection of tacos (beef, chicken, and pork) but the guatemalan dishes and sweet breads are really good

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    1. re: galangatron

      Dollar tacos, in fact. They've been on the menu since we started going there a few months ago. I haven't had much better pork in tacos before, which is why I'm so sad to think that they might be closed for good for some reason. Who knows though, last time I tried to go there, they had a "closed for reservations" sign on the door. Maybe they just cut off their phone to save on money while they do that.

    2. I hope that they are still open! The lady behind the counter is always so nice, and the tacos are an amazing deal. (However, I do like the tacos at El Amigo more.) They also had great soups.

      1. I have stared at that place many times while eating a burrito across the street. Who would have known from the outside that they had tacos? Just looked like a coffee shop.

        1. I stopped by this morning to check it out. Still have the "closed for renovations" sign, but I think I see a permit posted. Also, I saw 2 men inside but otherwise I don't see any work being done as of this am.

          1. I walked by today and it is open once again. I didn't have time to stop in for a taco. Next time I go, I think that I'm going to try one of their papusas.

            LStaff - You really must try it. Much better than the burritos that you are getting across the street & way cheaper.

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            1. re: eatanddestroy

              I'll check it out for lunch soon. I would imagine the attitudes have got to be better than those two standoffish men who work at the what used to be called Tango Mango as well.

            2. I stumbled on this place yesterday, and OH MY GOD.

              Unfortunately, my friend and I had had a huge brekkie not long before, so we were only able to try the tamale and the regular cheese pupusas (we had wanted to sample other ones, but these were the last two left). The tamale was very good - not quite what either of us had expected, but I think they were listed as Guatemalan tamales, so that might explain the difference, and they were still delicious - but the pupusas... good god. Everything, *everything* about them was perfect, from the well-grilled, non-greasy texture down to the cabbage salad and salsa verde accompaniments. And this was after they'd sat in out styrofoam take-away containers for almost half an hour; I can't even begin to imagine how much better they'd be if we'd eaten them fresh. I will be going back here with a quickness.

              P.S. I also saw a guy at the counter hoeing into a plate of chilaquiles that looked and smelled faneffingtastic. They serve breakfast all day, if you're interested.

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              1. re: TimTamGirl

                Ah, I stumbled upon 4 months ago or so. Good place. Reviewed in my signature.


              2. I dialed their phone # and it appears it's no longer in service. Bad news.

                1. Just ate there. I got a ton of food for the price. Ate the 2 gordita and 2 pupusa combo for $12. I'd say it was satisfying and definately worth a trip back. The gorditas were very tasty. Though I remember pupusa being much more flavorful. Maybe it was the curtido (slaw) that wasn't as tasty as I remember. Also, the gorditas are advertised as authentic. How can I tell if they are or arent?

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                  1. re: alienlifeforcecube

                    Awesome. Those gorditas are among the tastiest things I've ever had.