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Some East Boston Eats

Limster | Jan 29, 2006 04:03 PM

All around the Wood Island T stop.

Rincon Limeno

Had been jonesing for lomo saltado (a saute of beef stripes, french fries, onions, tomato, green onion, cilantro) for a while now, and was finally glad to satisfy that craving. Good savoury dish, the right amount of greasiness and moisture. Judicious amount of tangy tomatoes. Only minor quibble -- wished for more onions and a bit more browning on them. Around $8ish

Refreshing chica morada/purple corn drink. About $1 or so.

Rich dulce de leche filling with a pleasant hint of tanginess in the alfajores (milk caramel sandwiched between 2 shortbread cookies). The shortbread was well made, breaking into nice flakes for a microsecond just as one bites in, a quality that comes with a good amout of butter. $1.50 each.

The aji de gallina in the next table looked good.

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La Chiva

Arepa de chocolo con quesito (flat corn cake with sweet corn and cheese) at this Colombian places was OK. The texture more pasty than a moist graininess that I prefer. Two sizable slices of Colombia fresh cheese was mild, salty and gently tangy, a little cool from the fridge. Would have been nicer if it was chopped up and melted a bit on the arepa. Nothing like the blessed ones from the Sainted Arepa Lady, ubt it wasn't horrible. $3.

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El Rancho Grande

Taco de cabeza (beef cheeks) can be found as a handwritten add-on at the bottom of the menu. It's good-- rich meaty fibres, a hint of fat and rich gelatin. Al pastor was a bit ordinary. Good salsas, top ithe tacos yourself from jars - a spicy soury verde, and a brighter red salsa (rojo?) with a more modest burn. Tacos are topped with a bit of cilantro ad limes are provided. $1.50 per taco.

A delicious horcharta, cinnamony to the point of almost sesame-like in flavour; was expecting a milkier version, given that this was a Mexican place (not Salvadorean despite the pupusa on the menu, I asked). $1.50 for a good glass.

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