La Casa De Pedro
La Casa De Pedro

La Casa De Pedro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lacasadepedrolatincuisine.com/
  • Phone: 6179238025
  • 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: Mexican, South American
  • 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 6179238025
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Casa De Pedro reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (52)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (42)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (38)vibrant bar scene (23)romantic (22)great for lunch (20)hot spot (19)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (11)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Trinichap
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Coconut margarita is the best I have had. And the same goes for the short ribs. Truly a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely patio
    MouseChowVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Case de Pedro is the perfect summertime dinner spot. Great food and refreshing summery drinks on the patio. Good times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant but not great
    LoveInterestingFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Unfortunately I had the pork tenderloin medallions and I thought the sauce had no flavor and the meat might have been sitting around awhile based on the meat consistency. The side dishes tasted good although this restaurant is a bit light on healthy vegetables. (Plantains, potatoes, and rice were on the plate with the pork). The other people I was with liked their meals and I was very happy they were able to seat us outside on a beautiful summer night. I have eaten at Pedro's before and remember liking it better but it has been a year or two.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, lousy attitude
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been to Casa de Pedro several times. It's honest Venezuelan fare, a bit adjusted to the taste (and ingredients) of New England, but not too far off the original, even according to my Venezuelan friends. So if you are looking for something authentic, or something different, Casa de Pedro may be for you. Beware, however, of service. It starts before you even get there. You must reserve with a credit card. You have a 15 minute grace period for your reservation. Incomplete parties won't be seated. (And if your 15-minutes expire and 1 guest is late, sorry, bye!) Dine in max 2 hours. Waiter have the "make choice, eat fast and begone!" attitude and may occasionally put their finger(s) in your plate while serving. (It happened to us, twice.)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    Eker
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The tapas was amazing and 6 dishes was more than enough for 3 people. The restaurant was definitely understaffed, but the food made up for it. Unfortunately we had to wait at least 10 minutes from being seated until talking to a waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT AS ALWAYS
    EXOTICUS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    ONE OF THE BEST PLACE TO EAT WITH GOOD MUSIC AND GREAT AMBIANCE. ALSO A PLACE TO DANCE ON WEEKENDS.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best outside dining, but....
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    When you make a reservation at Casa de Pedro, they are ready for you when you get there... with your table inside. Reservations can not be made for outside seating. Outside seating is always first come first serve. That isn't stated when one makes a reservation, so we were very surprised. Because one of the reasons I go to Casa de Pedro is to eat outside when the weather is nice. So we put our name in the queue and waited till an outside table was available. Waited maybe 25 minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for visiting with friends
    Guitars1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've been here before with friends, and every time its been really good - this time, we sat outdoors on the patio, and it was very pleasant and comfortable and the food was great, even better than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oldcootdiner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We are return customers to La Casa De Pedro. We have never been disappointed. The Food has been consistently great, with ample portions an attractive presentation. The service has been good with just the right level attention paid to customers. We often introduce friends to this gem of a restaurant. We have always been made to feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    tallen
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We stumbled upon La Casa de Pedro 2 years ago while visiting family in the area. We love everything about it - great atmosphere, great service, and the food and drink is wonderful. I feel like I am on vacation eating the best local cuisine every time we are there. We live 3 hours away and have gone back as often as we can. I can't think of another place we would go to that much trouble to visit. Personal favorites: Venezuelan brunch and Pedros mojito. But everything is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE
    EXOTICUS
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. EVEN THE MUSIC THEY HAVE ON WEEKENDS FOR DANCE IS GREAT. FUN PLACE.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love stopping in to see Pedro
    Artwhirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Pedro is often mingling wanting to see and hear what patrons have to say - I love that! The mahi-mahi I had was superb. I tried my friend's taro root and plantains- both excellent. The empanadas are a fun change. Eager to go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This place is consistently good! On weekends there is a trio band that plays. With the decor and the entertainment, it's a great spot to hang out or celebrate a special occasion. The outdoor seating is a fantastic spot when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Kim4930
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love this place. I usually get the short ribs but everything is excellent. Killer margaritas.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've been coming to Casa De Pedro for many years it's alway been a great experience. I've introduced friends and family members to the restaurant and they loved it. Great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu please not a rule book
    MisterPico
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Despite being toooo many deterring restrictions/rules "*La Casa de Pedro will not seat incomplete reservations *There is a 15 minute grace period for all reservations *Please respect our 2 hour dining limit for reservations of parties of 8 or less Please Note: *La Casa de Pedro will not seat incomplete reservations *There is a 15 minute grace period for all reservations *Please respect our 2 hour dining limit for reservations of parties of 8 or less La Casa De Pedro requests a credit card number to hold this reservation.* We actually enjoyed a really tasty non-time-pressured relaxing dining experience! We'd return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful after the theater!
    afterdinnermint
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This where we head after we see a play at New Rep, which is right next door. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Find!
    Clau
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We went on a Friday night to listen to the latin band and were very pleasantly surprised to find out that the food was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way to expensive for the drinks
    Gina
    Dined on 5/23/2014
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    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the entire experience.
    bori73
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    First time there and we will return. Staff was great, food was so very good. Vast drunk menu and the salsa bad was the cherry on the sundae! Great first experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look no More...Delicious Food
    CARIBDIVA
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had the Paella and although I missed having Lobster in it, the taste was delicious, the size was enough for two adults and one child. Plenty of other seafood. The fried Yuca is to die for. You would want an order to eat with your meal and one to take home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LiberalArtist
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very good food; Excellent selection of tequilas and other spirits. Perfect choice if you are going to a show at New Rep Theatre / Arsenal Center for the Arts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food + atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family and I went to La Casa after my grad school graduation ceremony. The restaurant was moderately energetic when we arrived for lunch that Saturday, and we were seated immediately. The menu suited everyone in our party: vegetarians and those with Celiac disease who needed gluten free food. The cod I had was delicious and perfectly cooked. If you are extremely sensitive to gluten, La Casa is the place to be! They basically asked me what I wanted on the menu and then asked the chef if they could prepare it gluten free. 90% of their menu can be created this way! Now that they have these gluten free options, I will be going back there more often! I live right in the neighborhood and have always loved the restaurant. Try them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no me gusto!!!!
    hguillies57
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Hise reservacion cuando llegue fue otra cosa Tardaron como 15 min Para darme el menu Y preguntarme las bebidas Pedi cranberry con agua soda y limon Y solo me dieron cranberry Mis hijas pidieron Margaritas y se las dieron en un vaso comun y corriente No en un vaso de bebida de Margarita Y pedi pan y llego cuando trajeron la comida YYYY el salon donde me sentaron tenia muchos platos y vasos sucios de la gente que ya se había ido y servilletas por el suelo mucha basura No vuelvo a casa de Pedro gracias
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salsa on Mother's Day Weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My family and I went to La Case de Pedro's on Saturday, May 10th in celebration of Mother's Day weekend. We had a reservation for 7:45pm. I am so happy that we were seated right away with no wait (with two small children, this is always helpful). The food came pretty fast after ordering, but my only complaint was that it was a bit salty for our taste. The portions were also a bit on the shabby side for the amount paid. The drinks were on point though! Strong and tasty! Overall great experience, and ambiance. A added bonus was live Salsa music which my kids enjoyed! Please check out La Casa de Pedro if you are in the Brighton/Watertown area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marmalader
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was good; some very good, some only fair; on balance, good. Wait staff was excellent. Menu was varied enough to satisfy all four of us. We had fun and we will come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy
    anonymous
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food, as always, was excellent. However, the noise was literally unbearable -- conversation was impossible, and we couldn't even hear the description by the waitress of the specials for the day. It was simply too much. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Fan!
    Brookline1Fan
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Introduced this neighborhood gem to Newton and Waltham friends -- they loved it!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It's nice to have a great restaurant nearby. Trout dish is a must, my dad loved the salmon dish. And great drinks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 410 reviews are from the La Casa De Pedro reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Excellent food with outstanding service! Very clean and friendly atmosphere. The Paella and Ceviche was the best I've ever tasted. The Yuca melts in your mouth. Best latin food I've had in Boston.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently delicious
    MassMikeVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Pedro turns out consistently delicious food, nicely presented, and reasonably priced. Everyone leaves happy and full!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great in Watertown
    edibleportion
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is a trip to a good neighborhood in Caracas. The food is authentic, varied, well prepared, and deliciously seasoned. The bar is extensive and complements the menu perfectly. We've been there three times in the last three months and the quality has been consistently outstanding. Hard to say that for many other places in the suburbs. The interior is lush and tropical. A small band plays after 8pm on the weekend. It's packed for a good reason, it's the type of neighborhood restaurant you always wanted in your neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected!
    Eatouttoooften
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Huge variety. Something for everyone. Our three meals were perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pork Osso Buco is a Must!
    sidecarlover
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Everytime I go, I get the Pork Osso Buco. The most tender pork anywhere. Wait person was attentive and very personable. Pedro's Old Sidecar is a great cocktail! Flight of Gran Marnier was an outstanding finish to a fantastic dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING as always
    Etorres
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Festive atmosphere
    caki
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    misdameana
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem!
    Tina
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    MassMikeVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was sensational.
    socastyle
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.