Food & Drink


2015 Winner: Angela’s Cafe

On a quiet Eastie side street, septuagenarian grandmother Angela Atenco Lopez dresses chicken and pork with moles, adobos and pipians, the incredible complex sauces of her native Puebla. Her simpler plates of tacos (including the little-seen Lebanese-Mexican tacos arabes), sublime soups like pozole and surprisingly luxe-tasting entrees like chiles rellenos (cheese-stuffed, batter-fried peppers) also make this charming, modest spot a Mecca for Bostonians seeking traditional, lovingly prepared versions of one of Mexico’s most highly regarded regional cuisines.

Angela’s Cafe

131 Lexington St., Boston • (617) 567-4972

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