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Antojito's Cafe - GREAT new Central American Place in Waltham

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Antojito's Cafe - GREAT new Central American Place in Waltham

StriperGuy | | Jul 31, 2013 09:19 AM

So I have been eying the modest little lunch counter on Moody across from Habanero's (Just who is Habanero anyway?)

Turns out it just might be my fave Central American place in Boston.

Please note the somewhat unusual hours:

Mon and Tues: 7am to 4pm
Wed-Sat 7am-7pm

The proprietress is Salvadoran but also picked up some technique during time spent amongst the Mexican community in South Texas.

On to the food:

Veggie Pupusa: Nice cheesy homemade pupusa served with a baggie of fresh cilantro slaw (alas no zucchini flowers mentioned on the menu in this version). Simple yummy goodness. A very nice pupusa. But due to the simplicity the least interesting thing I had.

Gordita: I had pork, it was yummy and stuffed with goodness and slathered with killer sauce. Just plain YUM.

Chicken Tamale: one of the most noteworthy tamales I've ever eaten. The filling was ethereal and fluffy (how did she do that???) and there was a honking big hung of drumstick on the bone inside. That sauce was amazing.

In summary, delicious, homey, VERY well prepared food, made by someone who really cares.

Blows Guanachapi out of the water (I ate at the one near Ocean State recently) and gives Chelsea restos a run for their money. Can't wait till I am hungry again so I can go eat more!

Antojito's Cafe
489 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
857-312-7086

Please note the somewhat unusual hours:

Mon and Tues: 7am to 4pm
Wed-Sat 7am-7pm

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