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La Familia

passing thru | Mar 30, 2004 06:39 AM

tried out this little dominican place near mayflower poultry in cambridge last night, and came away fairly impressed. got a roast pork dinner which consisted of some tasty hunks of pork carved off a big shoulder piece and accompanied with some fairly standard (but fine with lots of hot sauce!) yellow rice and pigeon peas. the pork was just *slightly* dry but good, and the fact that i went in at 4 o'clock and likely got the remnants of the lunch meats may account for the small lack of moistness. but the flavor was fine. also got a really nice beef pastelillo, ground beef inside a crunchy at the edges but soft in the pouch turnover. the capper was a nice big chicharrone on the side--savory pork, pork fat and deliciously crispy pork skin.

the best part? all of the above ran me a lousy 8$, and there was enough food that i'll also be eating it for lunch. certainly will go back here again--need to try the goat stew, the mofongo, the tostones/maduros and the 5$ cuban sandwich.

certainly not the most refined of cuisine, but this place gives good value for solid, homey dominican chow.

La Familia
645 Cambridge ST
(617) 661-4555

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