Angela’s Cafe on TV

On a warm spring Friday back on 2012 Guy Fieri and the crew from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (Triple Ds) traveled to East Boston to feature Angela’s Café that is located at the corner of Lexington and Brooks Streets.

Angela’s Cafe namesake Angela Atenco Lopez watches over her loyal customers during the filming of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives Saturday.

“We are here in East Boston and when you think of this neighborhood you think Italian, but we are here to try some real homemade Mexican,” Fieri said in the segment that aired a few months later.

Fieri feasted on the restaurant’s signature Mole Poblano, Pepian Rojo and some of the Mexican breakfast dishes and Angela’s famous chilaquiles.

Fieri must have been so impressed the first time around that his show returned to Angela’s on Saturday to film another segment.

“They said it should air in about three to six months,” said Angela’s owner Luis Garcia Atenco.

The Triple Ds film crew spent the entire morning and a good portion of the afternoon filming inside Angela’s. The film crew interviewed loyal customers like Rep. Adrian Madaro and his wife, Ariel, and got their take on why Angela’s has become such a popular destination in Eastie.

“You feel like your home,” Madaro told the camera’s Saturday. “Luis and his mother, Angela, have become like family to many of us here in East Boston.”

The Triple Ds follow up to the original taping that aired back in 2012 focused on two dishes that have made Angela’s Puebla-style cuisine unique.

“This time they focused on our Chiles Rellenos and Huevos Rancheros,” said Atenco.

Angela’s Chiles Rellenos is a poblano pepper stuffed with fresh cheese, dredged in an egg batter and then fried while the Huevos Rancheros are two crispy tortillas topped with refried beans, fried egg, fresh cheese, sliced avocado and a spicy red or green sauce.

Those loyal customers who were interviewed Saturday all agreed that the food at Angela’s is always fresh, made to order and never skimps on quality and portions.

Last week Fieri announced he will open Tequila Cocina next to the TD Garden that will feature Mexican street food.

“Boston has always been one of my favorite cities to hit for Triple Ds… great people and even better food,” Fieri said in a statement. “So, to have the chance to start the party at Big Night Live with my Tequila Cocina, I couldn’t be more stoked!”

In 2010, Fieri made his first trip to Eastie to Rino’s Place on Saratoga Street. The Triple Ds episode that aired made the already popular Italian Restaurant a national sensation. Overnight Rino’s became a landmark with Triple Ds’ fans from all over the country making the pilgrimage to try DiCenso’s homemade lobster ravioli.

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