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phelana Apr 22, 2012 02:33 PM

My niece has a 3 hour layover so I will drive up and take her to dinner. There may be a small group of us so recs near Logan are most welcome and not too complicated as far as driving and parking. It will be around 4 PM on a Friday in June.

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    FlyChow Apr 25, 2012 02:34 PM

    Olivera's was tasty last time I went. Pay by the pound (or all you can eat) brasilian style where you can go up as many times as you please. Good selection of meats and service was quick with a casual restaurant atmosphere.

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      fredid Apr 25, 2012 12:41 PM

      Again, the quickest way to food and then back to the airport - take the terminal/T stop shuttle to the Airport T stop, walk THROUGH the T stop (up and over the tracks - you don't have to pay!), out THAT exit, and then on to Angela's, Rincon Limeno, or Taqueria Jalisco - each a 5 minute walk!

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        rob44 Apr 25, 2012 02:29 PM

        If the niece has a 3 hour layover it is still cutting it too close. Once she leaves the airport
        she has to go thru security again. If she stayed within the terminal and had relatives meet
        her there it would be the safest. Someone recommended bringing a pizza from Santarpios
        and another person posted a link to restaurants and pubs at Logan. That would really be
        the safest thing. I cannot stress highly enough has risky it would be to leave the airport and
        unfortunately there is no around having to go through security again.

        1. re: rob44
          owades Apr 25, 2012 07:27 PM

          If someone with a layover at Logan (or any other airport) wants to meet a local person in between flights, he/she will have to leave the secure area and then go back in through the screening process. Someone who isn't a ticketed passenger can't go in through security, so the meeting has to occur outside the secure area or outside the airport.

          That said, I do agree that meeting at the airport is safer than trying to leave the property altogether for a meal during a three-hour layover—much as I love Santarpio's and Rincon Limeño.

      2. CocoDan Apr 24, 2012 01:02 PM

        Never had a problem finding a space on the street near Angela's Cafe. Lunch or dinner! It's a little tricky finding it, but a gps will get you there if you really want Mexican food.

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          cambridgedoctpr Apr 24, 2012 01:22 PM

          Angela's - good sauces and not great meat. Good by Boston standards.

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            Infomaniac Apr 24, 2012 02:14 PM

            What does not great meat mean to you?

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              cambridgedoctpr Apr 25, 2012 03:06 PM

              it should be tender and juicy and not dry; i did like the sides and the sauces.

              i did not find parking difficult on a weekend night.

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            libertywharf Apr 24, 2012 02:29 PM

            Rosa Mexicano is about to open in the seaport area on B street. Ted Williams to exit 25, straight across the exit and it will be on the right.

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            libertywharf Apr 24, 2012 12:48 PM

            Forget about parking on any street in eastie. You can actually be thru the Ted Williams and in the seaport district as fast or faster then trying to park and navigate thru eastie.
            Look into Yankee lobster or even the legals in the seaport district.
            There is a legals at terminal c at Logan before security.

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              Bob Dobalina Apr 25, 2012 12:59 PM

              Completely disagree - have never had problems parking around Angela's, Santarpio's or Rincon Limeno, but I may have good parking karma.

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                Gabatta Apr 25, 2012 08:04 PM

                ^ parking in Eastie has never been a problem for me either (and my karma is suspect).

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              rob44 Apr 23, 2012 07:53 AM

              If your niece has a 3 hour layover you will be cutting it very close. I live in East Boston and
              parking can be a challenge. At 4 PM on a Friday traffic can be backed up especially if there
              is bad weather. If her flight is delayed you will have less then 3 hours to pick her up and find
              parking, eat, and then get her back in plenty of time for her connecting flight. You might be better
              off to wait for her in the waiting area of the terminal and then try to find something quick in that
              area...albeit it might not be as appetizing but better to be safe than run the risk of missing
              the connecting flight. As a retired travel professional this would be what I would have advised
              my clients. The restaurant scene here in East Boston is undoubtedly great but nonetheless
              I still think it might not be the best idea however well intentioned it might be.

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                gourmaniac Apr 23, 2012 08:01 AM

                I didn;t see the time on the OP. Agree with rob44 but one solution would be for you to get takeout on your way to the airport (e.g. Santarpio's pizza) and meet her and dine there. The other food court diners will be so jealous.

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                  C. Hamster Apr 24, 2012 02:01 PM

                  I agree that that might be cutting it really close. 4 pm on a summer Friday ... traffic around the airport can be pretty nuts.

                  While not particularly chow-worthy, there are a bunch of restaurant within the confines of the airport itself. Including a Lucky's lounge for some reason....


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                    Pegmeister Apr 26, 2012 04:53 AM

                    I always stay at the Hilton the night before a flight out and I've found that the Legal Seafood at Terminal C is quite good. I'm not generally a fan, but last time I had some nicely shucked oysters and cajun scallops which I would definitely go back for. The guy sitting next to me was from Phoenix and getting his last fried clam fix. He liked them well enough to get 3 appetizer size orders. Legal Seafood and Legal C Bar are both PRE-security so that could work for you.

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                  gourmaniac Apr 23, 2012 07:07 AM

                  Tacqueria Jalisco (tacos etc) and Rincon Limeno (Peruvian fired seafood and ceviche) are walking distance from airport or a very short drive.

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                    hotoynoodle Apr 23, 2012 07:36 AM

                    not necessarily an easy walk from the actual airport, but the free shuttle will drop you at airport station and you can walk from there.

                    will add santarpio's to this list for pizza.

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                      gourmaniac Apr 23, 2012 07:50 AM

                      good point. I meant airport blue line MBTA station.

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                    debby29b Apr 22, 2012 05:49 PM

                    Rino' s on Saratoga St is a great low key Italian restaurant, it is actually one of my favorite restaurants in the city, about a 10 minute drive from airport including parking. Parking is on the street but not usually hard to find. They take reservations for 6 or more. If there are less than 6 I wouldn't risk the wait because it can be looooong. If you go Lobster Ravioli are a must have. Good luck on your search.

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                      phelana Apr 23, 2012 03:26 AM

                      I was thinking Rino's and by now the Triple D hype is over.

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                        CocoDan Apr 23, 2012 07:01 AM

                        4PM on a Friday should be easy to get into Angel's Cafe in East Boston for my favorite Mexican food in the area. Small, but at that hour, a small group would fit. Puebla style menu and very good. A board favorite.

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                          hotoynoodle Apr 23, 2012 07:35 AM

                          angela's cafe.

                        2. re: phelana
                          debby29b Apr 28, 2012 06:42 PM

                          It is still quite busy, but always worth it!

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