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La Casa De Pedro
La Casa De Pedro

La Casa De Pedro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lacasadepedrolatincuisine.com
  • Email: info@lacasadepedro.com
  • Phone: (617) 923-8025
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pn, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: South American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Alarcon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A great semi-private room available for your best convenience, weddings, birthday party or any event.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (617) 923-8025
  • Entertainment: Live music on Friday and Saturday

Getting there

  • Public Transit: MBTA Bus 70 runs next to us
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from La Casa De Pedro
Come experience a true taste of Venezuelan hospitality and fine Spanish cuisine in Watertown, MA, just minutes from downtown Boston and Cambridge. Sip a Passion Fruit Mojito or one of Pedro"s Specialty Margaritas while dining on our beautiful outdoor patio. Savor Venezuelan specialties like Pabellón Criollo, Camarones al Ajillo, Paella and other lovingly created Latin American dishes. Pedro's restaurant offers semiprivate dining for large groups and functions such as business meetings, private parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and other celebrations. Share delicious, traditionally prepared Latin American food and drinks and create warm memories with friends and family… Join us in celebrating life, love and friendship amid the upbeat tempo and tropical color of Pedro's "casa" at The Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I was a fan of this restaurant when it was in a small little nook in Watertown! Now it is a large beautiful booming restaurant with live salsa music and an incredible ambiance. This restaurant is a very special place to my husband and I. Having two small children we hadn't been able to make it out for a few years. Saturday we decided to arrange a sitter and we were so so so excited for our special date night out here. We brought another couple with us and had a wonderful time. The food is even better than I had remembered it being. The ambiance amazing. My husband and I were so happy. My husband is Colombian and he adores the food, the drinks and especially the live music :) It just makes for a perfect setting. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have loved this place since first going several years ago. Great half chicken dish, so flavorful with great value. Tried the shrimp Ceviche served with banana chips which was also memorable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The vibe was great - energetic and busy - and there was live music and dancing by the bar. Service was good - our waiter was attentive - but the food was SUCH a disappointment. The fried yuca were bland and seemed like they had been sitting under a heatlamp awhile. My fish tacos were decent but not anything special, the yellow rice was flavorless. My boyfriend's meal was beef stewed in minced vegetables served with rice and beans - the meat tasted like a bland pot roast and the rice and beans tasted like a canned variety. The margaritas were at least decent. There are much better Spanish or Mexican restaurants in the area that are less flashy but serve up much better meals."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "In one of the old Arsenal buildings, this is a great Venezuelan restaurant. Friday & Saturday night's are great with a live band. Food is fabulous. Try the short ribs, they melt in your mouth!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is the place to go if you want high quality Latin American based food, consistently cooked and beautifully presented. Not fast food tacos thrown together in the kitchen! Reasonable prices. You'll be full but try the flan anyway."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was sensational. Loved the choices. I am planning to make another trio soon. Liked the gact that we were not rushed into ordering and rushed into leaving."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been here many times. Service is usually exemplary but our last visit fell very short. "Specials" on the menu were unavailable because of the "Sunday Brunch". We found this disappointing. Two named beers were also unavailable...so, substitutions were secured but not w/o checking first to see if they were available. Bloody Mary was almost too hot to drink. Food was good and as described on menu. Plenty of it as well. Enough food for take-home. Bathrooms were clean. Atmosphere with live plants gives great ambiance. If it had not been for my last visit, PEDRO'S would have been a perfect dining spot;however, with these last shortcomings, PEDRO'S has lost some of its reasons for us trekking there."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Strawberry champagne sangria... One of the best drinks I have ever had! Amazing chicken enchiladas!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went with a party of 10 to celebrate my daughters 21st bday. Cocktails are great especially mojitos,margaritas and bitter end. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Have been here many times and it is always fun and the food is delicious. Had the fish tacos for the first time and they were fabulous. The cheese and pastry appetizers are not to be missed, The wait staff sang a nice happy birthday as well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is amazing and the cocktails make it even better. Live music on weekends and a patio in the summer. I'm there at least once a month!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always a delicious meal at Pedro's. The service is always great and the food done very well. All meals come with the best trio of sides -- fried yucca, maduros (sweet plaintains), and rice and beans. I could live on those sides alone. Outstanding seafood dishes. Great tapas. I always go for the seafood but my husband and friends often get steak and rave about it. Superb list of rum and tequila. The bar is typically jammed on Friday and Saturday nights. The salsa music is the best. Authentic salsa and a place to dance. As it gets warmer, they have the best patio for outdoor dining. Highly recommend! PS: Three nights in Caracas is my favorite meal. Whole fried haddock. Absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My parents and I went to La Casa de Pedro this past weekend - what an excellent time we had! The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was so inviting! I most certainly will be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We picked the restaurant by looking up the closest place on opentable. The place itself has a cool eclectic vibe going on. We ordered a salad and an entree for lunch to share between two people and found the prices a bit high for the portion sizes provided. The food was good, we both liked it but just felt that the price/value proposition was just a tad off. Service was great, staff were very friendly and quick."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "One of my favorite places of all time! Best food and Margie as well as service and management!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been here a few times now and they never let us down. Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Plans for dinner with friends but where to go? I had always wanted to try La Casa De Pedro,So we did. It was great. The service was very attentive and helpful. The food was wonderful... With ample portions... Different flavors and choices. Just great! Drinks are a bit pricy, but I will certainly go back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My first time going to the place and won't be my last. The food was great, especially the Calamaris and Ceviche. My entree was outstanding. However, the service was very slow, but the waiter was very friendly was very informative about the menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Pedro's. From the moment you enter and are greeted, to the waitstaff and the food, everything is wonderful. I would not hesitate to bring someone or recommend someone eat here. The food and service will not disappoint."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Many tequila options, with no juice variety. $20 tacos with $4 worth of meat. Will I go back, yes. Will I spend money on food, no."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Next door to the Arsenal Theater. Great food. Make a reservation"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I was there to celebrate a personal milestone, it was a fabulous night out with some friends. I would definately eat here again, and would reccomend it to my friends!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had dinner Sun night 5pm with toddler and infant. I asked for high chair and room for carseat stroller as we had each time we celebrated the birth of our two sons here. This visit, they denied stroller and host said in the past 9 years he has owned the restaurant, they have never allowed it. If policy changed, I would understand, but I was flat out told I was wrong. After ordering tapas, the waiter said we should've sat at the bar (with two babies?). Then, we ordered seafood ceviche, and shrimp ceviche came instead, again blamed for not saying the correct Spanish name. I regret celebrating my special occasions here. Unbelievably, the owner looked mad to get my stroller and did not say bye."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I was disappointed in this restaurant. The atmosphere was nice. However, the food was not very good. I was served enough food for 3 people, and it was rather mediocre. The chicken torillas were dry. The service was poor. They took a long time to bring our food. First, they brought our entrees and forgot our soup and salad. The waiter apologized and said that this happened because the restaurant was busy. They should be able to handle a busy restaurant. He was gracious and offered a free dessert. We declined the dessert, so he offered free coffee. I will not be going to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The lighting is so dim that it was hard to read the menues. Had to pull out cell phones with lights. Also, very noisy. (Can you tell that we are middle-aged?). Food was plentiful. Very limited dessert menu. Restaurant is very convenient to the New Rep Theatre - make reservations if it is a theatre night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Nice variety of well prepared food. Staff is attentive and friendly. We had a couple of the tapas. The arepas with fresh chicken and avocado was good. The crispy beef empanada was excellent as the tasty beef was housed in a crisp, thin shell. The main courses were also well prepared. The pork osso buco was succulent and tender. The Shrimp Kristofer was plump and tender while the Trout Galarraga was flaky and flavorful. The sides of rice & beans, fried yuca and sweet plantains was also flavorful and came off lighter than one might expect. A couple of us enjoyed the added zest of their spicy green sauce. All in all, a very nice evening."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was prepared perfectly and with such a huge choice of foods, you are never sure if that will happen. The drinks arrived quickly and our flan was very delicious We look forward to returning for the good food and location as we enjoy the theater nearby."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Anytime I have new friends visiting, or need a place to go on a special occasion, I go here. The food is always excellent and the service is better than any other place in Boston. It isn't open late, so try to get there on the early side- and definitely get reservations if its a Friday or Saturday. Its great to have a go-to place to show friends that isn't in the city and has free parking."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Good was great, the service was a little slow but overall an enjoyable dinner. I did get kicked in the head by the climbing toddler behind me, certainly not the reataurant's fault."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The tables were too close for private conversation, but that was made up for by the warm atmosphere, live salsa band, very friendly service, a view of the clean kitchen, and the meal. Cocktails were well made (but a real purple maraschino cherry in my Johnny Walker Manhattan would have been better than the candied red impostor). An appetizer of beef/cheese arepa was a treat (maybe the beef could have used more seasoning), and the fried sweet plantains were terrific (there were more with the main courses --- all the better!). El Gaucho (charcoal grilled skirt steak with chimichurri) and the Pierna de Baby (pork osso bucco) were wonderful. We shared a coconut flan for dessert, and it was so good that we ordered one more to take home!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Loved it! Great food, atmosphere, service, and about the best Margarita I've ever had. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My family and I dine here 2-3 times a month. We love the food, atmosphere, and the staff. My 7 yo daughter asked to go to Pedro's all the time. The taquinos and nachos are fantastic. Myself or others in my party have had every dish on the menu. I have never had a bad experience here. This is my go to place to bring friends or relatives visiting from out of town. Skip driving into Boston and head over to Pedro's!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Pedro's has it all - great food, fun atmosphere, lively music, wonderful service!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Our family of 3 adults and 2 teen-agers had only praise for our dining experience prior to attending a play at the New Rep. The only problem was the lighting. It was impossible to read the menu!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I had one dish so my opinion is limited. I chose a salad with dark lettuce, jicama and grilled chicken. It was excellent, more than I could eat and as a meal, very modestly priced. I'm not very fond of Latin America's ubiquitous rice and beans which I saw others had as part of t heir dish. I thought the margarita was strong and not as tasty as I like. This is THE convenient place to dine when attending the NewRep, and the parking is free."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Excellent food, excellent service and awesome ambiance!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "was a little to dimly lit. It made reading the menu difficult. Food was fantastic."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Local gem... service is great... food is super tasty!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The wait staff is very understanding when theatregoers mention the time they must depart. Server recommended specials that would be served quickly. One of us had the pabellon criollo, a favorite of the house, the other the special Xmas-time dish (tamal by another name) that comes with salad, yuca, and ripe plantains. Good typical Venezuelan dishes! Service outstanding, cheerful ambiente in the room, off to the theatre in time."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Very good food, attentive and friendly staff and wait persons. Fun, upbeat atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The lamb melted in my mouth and the latin band music made for a great backdrop to a lovely evening. They even allowed us to dance in the open space in front of the band! A can't miss date-night location for anyone appreciating Latin food and flavor."
    Dined on 12/7/2013