Don Ricardo's (Peruvian) in the South End
We started w/ the plaintain appetizer (Maduros) that came with a great carrot sauce. Plaintains were nicely sweet.
The Fruto de Mar entree was a bit salty, but a relatively generic seafood over linguine with a slight tomato based sauce. The seafood wasn't that great...a few fish pieces taste a bit too fish and the shrimp was overcooked.
The Tallarin En Salsa Verde was basically a thin fried piece of chicken on top of fettucine with a pesto sauce.
The cups of water unfortunately had the taste of grease...not like plain tap water.
The place is very inexpensive and the hosts were friendly. Portions were big for what you got and food was very home-made feeling.
Don Ricardo's Restaurant
57 W Dedham St, Boston, MA 02118
My experiences have been the same - good prices and charming hosts. I never leave feeling is if I've been screwed (which can happen a lot in the south end), but also never leave with a strong desire to come back.
I wish they'd make the menu more authentic rather than trying to make it more crowd-pleasing (and therefore generic).