So based entirely on the reviews on this board, I drove to East Boston tonight for dinner at Angela's Cafe. I ordered the guacamole and the mole chicken plate, and it was everything that I hoped it would be. This place is what Chowhound is all about: out of the way, inexpensive, unpretentious, friendly, fresh, unique and, most of all, delicious. Sure Chowhound is useful for deciding between Aujord 'Hui and L'Esaplier for a special dinner, or for deciding whether to go for the gnocchi at No. 9 Park or the dover sole at Mistral when looking to blow $150/person on a meal, but discovering a place like Angela's is, IMHO, the real raison d'etre of the board.
The place was empty when I showed up for an early dinner tonight, so Luis, who runs the place with his family, had plenty of time to talk to me. When I asked him how business had been, he responded somewhat reservedly, saying that they've been doing "ok" and pointing out that they've only been open for four months. Angela's is too good of a place to just be doing "ok." If you haven't been yet, please try the place. With good directions or a GPS unit, it's pretty easy to find. And it's just a 10 minute walk from the Airport stop on the Blue Line. And then once you discover how great this place is, please tell all your friends. Sure it would be nice if we could always walk in and get a table right away, but the family that runs this place deserves to have its hard work and talent rewarded.