Tesoro Latin Kitchen (CLOSED)

kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 5 spork rating

Spork Rating:  5


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South Shore (Scituate)
  • Cuisine: Latin
  • Price: Affordable.  Appetizers $8-12, entrees $12-16
  • Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm – close (closed Mon & Tues). Open for lunch Wed-Sun at 1pm in summer.
  • Reservations:  No.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

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kid-friendly south shore restaurant tesoroTucked into the ground floor of The Inn at Scituate Harbor, this Latin-inspired, kid-friendly restaurant offers a perfect destination for dining out with kids, no matter the time of year. With an interior offering 10-ish standard tables, bar seating or cozy, loungey, leather couch seating around a fireplace, they also have one of the best patios on the South Shore for the warmer months, boasting views of Scituate Harbor and The Old Scituate Light. The sister restaurant of Scituate’s Restaurant Oro, Tesoro is the more casual of the two, and an even more kid-friendly vibe.

family-friendly restaurant tip In any month but summer, you’ll likely be seated right away if you’re there on the early side. In summer, Scituate Harbor is bumping, so be prepared to wait a little bit–enjoy some time out on the patio, or watching the boats in the Harbor until your table is ready.

family-friendly restaurant tip Like much of Scituate Harbor, Tesoro sits in a “dead zone” of cellular service. To ease your separation anxiety, hook into Tesoro’s complimentary WiFi–the network name and password is always written on the mirror behind the bar.


kid-friendly south shore restaurant tesoroReally great. The owners have kids themselves, and the staff knows how to welcome families to their dining room. Kids are offered crayons, cups with lids and smiles.

family-friendly restaurant tip There’s no official changing table, but the restaurant shares bathrooms with the Inn’s pool, which are more mini lounge/changing rooms than bathroom. Parents can use a changing pad to take advantage of the separate changing areas, benches, tables and more to get down to diapering business.

family-friendly restaurant tip Didn’t bring a coloring book? Don’t worry–the tables are covered with brown craft paper, perfect for drawing.

Main Menu:

The Latin flavors here have been Americanized, and everything on the menu is so darn tasty you’ll be grateful for every bite. Don’t miss:

kid-friendly south shore restaurant tesoro

2 chicken and a fish taco

  • Fish Tacos
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Taco
  • House made chips and guacamole
  • Chipotle BBQ Wings

family-friendly restaurant tip All tacos come with 3 to an order. The kitchen will happily mix things up, so you can have one of each: fish, chicken and al pastor. Ole!

kid-friendly south shore restaurant tesoroKid’s Menu:  

There’s no official kid’s menu, but the host and wait staff always make a point to let you know the kitchen can do quesadillas or house made chicken fingers and fries for those kiddos not digging the main menu. Items kids love from the main menu include the chips and guac, rice and beans and sliders (with or without the green chiles).


Nearby Attractions:  

  • Scituate Harbor and beaches
  • kid-friendly south shore restaurant tesoroScituate Lighthouse
  • Mill Wharf Cinemas
  • Widow’s Walk Golf Course


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables (see tip above)
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs

Getting There:

  • Street parking is available throughout the harbor, and there’s a large lot located around the corner on Mill Wharf.

family-friendly restaurant tip Do not try to park in the Inn’s lot–you’ll be turned away as all parking is unfortunately reserved only for guests of the Inn.