Latin American recs for catering/take-out Camb.,Som., Everett, Malden, Chelsea, E. Boston
I'm looking for classy supplements for Latin-American dinner party - NOT Mexican. Recommendations for where I can find good foods from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, etc. would be best.
Rincon Limeno in Eastie would be good.
Or, perfect would be to get some nice Salgadinhos (fried frittery things) from any of the Brazilian bakeries. These are both good:
192 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145. (617) 776-4303
508 Medford Street, Somerville - (617) 625-2868
And this thread from Itaunas should help too:
409 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128
508 Medford St, Somerville, MA
Itaunas will surely direct you to some great spots. I will recommend:
-- the Revuelta Pupusas at Montechristo Restaurant (Guatemalan) in Somerville. I griddle them , weighted, til crispy; flip and repeat. Can cut into wedges for finger food. Don't bother topping them or you'll drown out their flavor(filled w/thin layer mixture of cheese, beef, beans). Their refried beans are particularly excellent too.
-- Empanadas Carne(not other flavors) at Tango Argentinian restnt in Arlington Center. These are a staple for us; always some in the freezer for a quick lunch(brief nuke and then bake to crisp.)
--I haven't had it but the ceviche at Rincon in East Boston- has huge CH fanbase.
-- Viva mi Arepa in the hinterlands of West Roxbury- have arepas (Venezuala).
-- Machu Picchu (Peru, duh)in Davis Sq.: the restnt itself has fried potato balls w/ filling. Their Pollo Brasas outpost across the street has very interesting unusual and huge tamales. Their pork and sweet potato sandwich is really great; you could cut them into squares... Their roast chicken with (yellow) pepper mayo is second only to the roast chicken at el Chalan in Chelsea.
You might also consider offering Liquidos- fruit drinks; easily made with frozen pure fruit purees mixed w/ carbonated water. Cashew fruit (Maranon), Passion Fruit, Guava, etc. You can buy the frozen purees at the brazilian market just past Al Capone in Davis Sq.
For dessert, Guava paste w/ cream cheese would be good to do. Flan too. and Alfajores- dulce de leche sandwiched between shortbread cookies.The latter two items are found in mexico but in many other Latin cultures as well.
**If you go after Brazilian bakery items(savory or sweet) I urge you to buy one and taste it before buying more. I would love to find delicious things at a Brazilian bakery but try as I have, I have tasted nothing delicious. Now of course many people will disagree with me, but i'm just suggesting you taste first.
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