i have decided tonight, after a simple but wonderful dinner experience at o cantinho, to track down all the similar restaurants out there in my area (central/inman). people who've been there, i'm sure you know what i am talking about - authentic down to earth food with character. home-y neighborhood environment. genuine waiter/waitress who treats you like a regular friend even if it's your first time.
all i can think of is cafe baraka. does anyone else know of places that fit this description out in cambridge?