Highly acclaimed for its enticing Mexican fare, dining at Angela's Cafe is certain to transport diners to the streets of Mexico, amid tacos, tostadas and burritos. The colorful cafe done up in hues of red and orange welcomes its guests and charms them with its friendliness. Among the best-selling dishes on the menu is the exquisite Chiles En Nogada that is recommended by the Chef himself. It consists of chiles stuffed with picadillo and served with pomegranates and walnut sauce, making the dish resemble the Mexican flag. Other classic items on offer are the Mariscada or mussels and clams fried with jalapenos in a garlic sauce and tilapia that must be tried atleast once.
In Boston, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks has become a standard favorite for avid diners. Their immaculate decor - the tasteful art adorning the walls, the mosaic tiles at your feet, and their friendly staff make this restaurant a crowd-puller. Offering one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the city, the restaurant is equally known for its impressive drink list.
Neptune was God of the Seas, but the Neptune Oyster however isn't as vast as the waters he ruled over. This is a small pearl that can seat about two dozen people in simple and neat surroundings. Apart from oysters and clams, you'll get a variety of other seafood and if you're in to it, you can try some smoked and raw salmon. You can also savor some Italian seafood like North End Cioppino and Whole Loup de Mer.
Located in the heart of Boston's South End, Toro is a lively Barcelona-style tapas bar. Owned by acclaimed chef, Ken Oringer, Toro has become one of Boston's must-visit restaurants. Perfect for sharing, the traditional tapas served here are small portioned dishes that allow patrons to order and try various cuisine. Toro's vast menu features a variety of tapas including empanadas, sliders, charcuterie and more. Not to be outdone by their cuisine, the signature drink menu at Toro offers wine on tap, cocktails, champagne and bottled beer. Their brunch is one of the best in the city, offering pitchers of sangria, mimosas and bloody mary's. Be prepared to wait or arrive early, this popular establishment doesn't accept reservations.
Housed in the Boston Center for the Arts, The Beehive restaurant and bar is almost like an opera house in itself with live jazz, cabaret and a lot more action. There are fine satin drapes and exquisite artifacts adorning the eatery. A popular hangout among the night birds; the bar and lounge scene here is also upbeat and lively. The food is a regular mix of the grilled and Mediterranean variety, with lamb ribs ruling the roost. Sausages, pasta and risottos also sit happily together on the menu. The wine sure flows freely on all days and everything about the place has an arty feel to it.
Tourists still flock to Bull & Finch Pub, a.k.a. Cheers Boston, the inspiration for the Cheers television series which ran for 11 years and won a number of awards. Avid fans should be forewarned, however; the exterior is very familiar, but the inside is nothing like the TV version. Drinks and food are served here, but its icon status is the main draw. It is considered by many to be one of the top tourist attractions in Boston!
Alba Bar & Grill is a place for good dining in great atmosphere at rates that do not burn a hole in your pocket! The restaurant is located just ten minutes from downtown Boston. Although it's a small and slightly noisy place, Alba stands out with a bar at one end and tables at the other. Everyone is friendly including the patrons with the waiting staff and vice versa. Dishes which come highly recommended are the rack of lamb, veal osso bucco with flavorful dark sauce, filet mignon, lobster tail with scalloped potatoes and tall green spears of asparagus.
Abby Park is a classy option to dine in at Milton. With European inspirations defining the appeal, the menu is as inviting as the fabulous decor. Patrons would vouch for their tempting dishes like Miso Salmon, Portobello Mushroom Ravioli and the Double Cut Pork Chop. Abby Park has business dining facilities along with semi private spaces for more relaxed celebrations. Check website for details.
Established in 1988, this restaurant has been delighting the city with some of the best Mexican food around. Authenticity is at the heart of the kitchen, with chef Javier using traditional techniques and original recipes. Start off with the appetizer selection that includes carnitas, nachitos, queso asado and de frijol. The entree selection is diverse and includes delights such as pollo cilantro, puntas de filete, pescado a la naranja, guisado con chile ancho and tacos caseros. The drinks list offers Mexican beer as well as a notable list of tequilas. The warmly-lit space, with Mexican-themed artwork adorning the walls creates a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your meal. Check website for more.