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La Casa de Pedro

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La Casa de Pedro

ErstwhileEditor | May 26, 2004 07:59 PM

Even though it is only Wednesday, this has been a good week for eating out. Yesterday, my SO and I got to La Casa de Pedro for lunch the first time. (I know, it's a disgrace, but I'll just have to work on making up for all the time I have spent not getting there.)

We ordered Pabellon Criollo (the shredded beef plate), Shugui's Pollo en Brasa (the roast chicken plate), a passionfruit shake, Cafe con Leche, Chocolate Flan, and Coconut Flan.

This meal was just wonderful. The beef was a bit scanty, but the flavor was nice. The plate came with rice, black beans topped with cheese, and lovely sweet plantain. The roast chicken (breast half, alas) was nicely cooked and had an excellent intriguing flavor, which led me to muse that I would like to take home a whole chicken someday when I have room in my fridge. It came with black bean rice, more of the plantain, and fried yuca (dry and not worth eating IMHO.

The passionfruit shake was, I think, misnamed, since it just seemed to be sweetened passionfruit juice. Actually, that pleased me because that was what I hoped it would be. Excellent. The cafe con leche was good, but there was too little of it.

The coconut was barely discernible in the flan because the sauce was so dominant, but it was yummy nonetheless. The chocolate flan was even better, with both a rich chocolate flavor and the deeply favored caramel, both of which retained their distinct flavors.

We will definitely be going back there ASAP!

La Casa de Pedro
51 Main St.
Watertown Sq.
L Tu-F 12-2; D Tu-Sa (I think) 5:30-9.
Note: there is a public parking lot behind it and a much-used rear entrance from that lot.

ErstwhileEditor

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