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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Casa De Pedro reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (27)vibrant bar scene (23)romantic (22)hot spot (18)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great pre-theater dining
    louie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant is located right next to the New Rep Theater in Watertown, so it is a perfect place for a pre-theater dinner with friends. Parking is free and there is plenty of it. Service was prompt, and they paid attention to the fact that we wanted to make an 8pm curtain time. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious!
    82muchVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I didn't know what to expect - loved it. Fish Tacos were delicious, coconut margarita excellent, husband's lamp chops TO DIE FOR good. Other couple we were with split the Paella and loved it. Feel they should give you chips and salsa for free at table if you're ordering dinner. Loud when the band is playing - was glad we were sitting in the back away from music otherwise wouldn't be able to talk. Bartender was rude to me but hostess and our server were both great. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good service nice atmosphere
    ampm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoyed the meal and the location was perfect for the theater next door. Would have liked a little more spice in the dishes but overall a great experience. Waiter was very accommodating to our needs for quicker service due to the start time of the show we were attending. Would recommend this to anyone interested in South American food. Margarita's were GREAT!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • caki
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always a good experience from wait staff to scrumptious food. Festive atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great service, food and drinks. Must try the coconut margarita. Live Band. Will deff go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect outdoor evening
    Mimigrace
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Eight members of the extended family, including 2 kids, enjoyed a perfect birthday celebration outdoors on a spectacular evening weather-wise. Wonderful food, but tapas and ordering individual meals was much too filling. The service was excellent. The kids were thrilled to run around on the adjacent lawn while the adults were finishing up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurante Going down the hill
    Nick
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place usted to offer great good but not anymore . Al thougth,service was good the food was dissapointing fried plantain was frozen rice uncoked and meet salty ( parrillada caraquena)i dont think i would be back there.Buy the way host was very unpleasant and rude.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food!!! Great Service!!!
    JetSki
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. We were promptly greeted by our waitress and told her we needed a few minutes before ordering a drink. She came back after a few minutes and took our drink order and asked if we wanted any appetizers. We hadn't even looked at the menu yet so we told her not yet. When our drinks arrived we were again asked about an order and because we were so busy chatting we still weren't ready. We came up with the idea of placing the candle from the table close to the edge as a signal for when we were ready to order. This way our waitress didn't have to waste her time coming over every few minutes and we could catch up. She was very accomodating to this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant, very good food
    DfromNewtonVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We found this on open table. We sat outside, which was beautiful but a little chilly. We chose that because the noise level of the live salsa band inside made talking impossible. Depends on what you are looking for! The good was very tasty and the service was excellent. Three of us ordered chicken soup to start, and they accidentally brought four and gave it to our fourth person for free. It was yummy! We all liked our food, but I will say that the food on the neighboring tables looked even better, so we will have to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Watertown
    abel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great restaurant. Food is consistently good. Good selection of reasonably priced wine. And terrific ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Latin American Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A very nice find in the Arsemal. This goes on our keeper list. While the food was very good the service was outstanding. Plus they had an interesting, not great, wine list with plenty from Chile and Argentina
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had wonderful brunch
    Guitars1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a wonderful brunch here with friends - really interesting and excellent, delicious food. We will be sure to take other friends here. Also, our server was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A dash of salt
    Michalsheli
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A dash of salt would have sufficed but we found that most of the food was over salted and we weren't able to eat our meal. It's a pretty place. A little too noisy for conversation. Maybe better at lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    Leelee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have followed Pedro from his quaint neighborhood restaurant to his beautiful and vibrant new location. Food is fresh and amazing every time and love the live Latin music on the weekends ! So much fun !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Occasionalnightout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great lunch, it was a special occasion. 1 annoying thing, they have margaritas ranging in price from $8.50 to $25 each. Then they have a list of "specialty drinks" that don't have prices listed. I might have ordered 1, but where they were "specialty" I assumed they were even more $$$ than the $25 margarita and would like to know the price before ordering, without having to ask. Also, we had lunch at 1pm and they were already out of 4 of the lunch items. Food & atmosphere were great, so I'd def. go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    BarbaraWVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    3 of us dined here, and we all liked our food. We were attending a play and a little rushed, and the waiter was very accommodating. I really liked the white sangria.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    TGandDGVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    As usual, we had a great birthday dinner. Service was tops as was the food. Keep it up Pedro!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More salt than the Dead Sea
    LikeEatingandNotPicky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Short story: Both dishes we ordered were over salted well past the point of inedibility. Won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mi casa es tu Casa
    Tavo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant decoration with so many plants takes you to warm tropical places, so atmosphere is inviting. Service and food were above par and it doesn't hurt that you can catch a play next door at the Arsenal Center for the Arts with an earlish dinner or listen to live Salsa music Fridays and Saturdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
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  • 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
    EkerVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 430 reviews are from the La Casa De Pedro reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way to expensive for the drinks
    Gina
    Dined on 5/23/2014
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    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