The only thing more annoying than New Yorkers complaining about the lack of a good deli in Boston is listening to people from California and the Southwest saying that we don't have authentic Mexican food. I am glad to say that, finally, they are wrong.
A quick trip through the Callahan tunnel will bring you to Angela's Café, a tiny (24 seat) family operated gem in East Boston that serves the best Mexican food this side of Puebla where Angela Atenco Lopez cooked before joining her son Luis Garcia in Boston.Luis handles the front of the house while Angela can be seen in the kitchen. Both seem to thoroughly enjoy their work - an enjoyment matched by patrons who seem to be a healthy mix of East Boston locals and people who venture from downtown and the suburbs.
Luis reports that crowds have grown considerably since a laudatory review in the Boston Globe. I won't try to duplicate that here, but will say that you should be sure to try the mole and anything that is on special when you are there. Despite their success we still managed to get a table on short notice on a Saturday night, although the place was full when we sat down, so check it out.
131 Lexington Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Parking - street (but easy to find)