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La Casa de Pedro

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  • Chickpea Jul 11, 2002 03:09 PM
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Curious to know what people think of this little place in Watertown Square.

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  1. I like it. See the thread below.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. I ate there last October and second C. Simon's opinion. It was very good food, very slighhtly fancier than basic homecooking but still possessing plenty of heartiness and generousity. The prices were reasonable. They offer a number of South American vintages. Also loved the thick gorgeous texture of their flan.

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      1. re: Limster

        I second (third?) the flan vote. Having been disappointed by the simple dish many times before, I didn't know I liked flan until I ate at La Casa de Pedro. It had the wonderfully thick consistency of the filling of a great Pasteis de Nata, like the one at Atasca.

        1. re: C. Simon

          I think it's third, but I was seconding your opinion on the flan from your link...gets complicated... *grin*

          It actually reminded me of a pudim flan I had in Funchal on Madeira island, a hearty rich specimen, quite unlike the weak, wobbly (dare I say "sissy"?!) versions I've had many other times.

          Speaking of which, what's a good place to score Portugese pastries around here?

          1. re: Limster

            Casal Bakery on Cambridge St. in East Cambridge.

            1. re: C. Fox

              Maybe O'Cantinho (Atasca's little sibling) near Inman Square? It's more of a cafe that a patisserrie, but if their pastries are as good as their sandwiches and octopus stew, they'll be delightful.

              1. re: C. Simon

                Thank you -- will try them out, hopefully soon!

                1. re: C. Simon

                  O'Cantinho is a whole different place now...It's gone upscale and white tablecloth..No more octopus stew, and no more sandwiches...

                  They went thru a wholesale change about 8 months ago..

                  1. re: galleygirl

                    Happily, I heard that about a month or two ago, they gave up that version, and went back to the original cafe!

                    1. re: C. Simon

                      Hooray!

                      1. re: galleygirl

                        I haven't been to see for myself, yet. But, I heard that the new formula didn't work, so they went back to the original. This will be a good excuse to go find out . . .

                  2. re: C. Simon

                    Or you could do the day trip to Provincetown and visit the Portuguese Bakery on Commercial St.

                  3. re: C. Fox

                    I passed by there last week and there was a big "For Lease" sign on the window. Not sure if Casal is gone for good or just moved elsewhere.