I know there has been a lot written about Angela's in East Boston on this board, but having gone today, I just need to add one more voice to the raves. First, the food was delicious. I was particularly taken with the gordita-warm, soft, with a great masa crust; the complex mole and the red pipian sauce made of tomatoes and sesame seeds. But I was also impressed with the kindness of Luis who spent a good deal of time talking to me, allowing me to try the different sauces and giving me personal attention that I haven't experienced too often.
I also had a chance to go to Peaches and Cream/Los Betos in East Boston. Again, the owner/chef spent time introducing me to his specialties. He was incredibly patient. On top of that the grilled chicken was excellent. Incredibly moist and so flavorful. Very,very garlicky (so not for everyone's tastes),but delicious.
The same kindness extended to Betty Ann's Bake Shop in East Boston, where the cook talked to me about his creations. And the donuts were truly worth the drive-and I am not even a donut fan!
Finally, another shout out for Gitlos where the vegetarian steam buns were the object of dreams-soft, full of flavor, full of vegetables, absolutely addictive. Again, the waiter who was on couldn't have been more considerate-I came with my baby and he worked hard to make sure I was comfortable and enjoying the meal. CHers are right-it wasn't fast food, but it was phenomenal.