La Casa de Pedro (Watertown)

(credit: trip advisor)

(credit: trip advisor)

kid-friendly restaurant

Spork Rating: 4

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Beyond Boston (Watertown)
  • Cuisine: Venezuelan/Latin
  • Price: Affordable – Lunch $10-$13; Tapas $5-$13; Dinner entrees $16-$33
  • Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30am-9:00pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-10pm; Sun: 11:30am-8:00pm
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, Toddlers, Kids

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Overview:

Walk into La Casa de Pedro and you instantly go into vacation mode as live salsa music and palm trees decked out in colorful lights greet you. La Casa de Pedro serves fine Latin cuisine, heavily inspired by traditional Venezuelan dishes. It’s always a fiesta in the sprawling dining room and sizable outdoor dining area which makes this an ideal place for large groups. But is a good for kids? Si!casadepedrolawn

family-friendly restaurant tip La Casa de Pedro sits besides a sprawling lawn in front of the Arsenal Center for the Arts. Great for kids looking to burn off some energy while waiting for a table or after dinner.

family-friendly restaurant tip Live salsa music and dancing by the bar is available on weekends – which can get pretty loud for some kids.

KidTude:
Good. Although lacking some kid-friendly amenities, you will find several families with young kids eating happily during lunch and early dinner service.

family-friendly restaurant tip Strollers are not allowed in the patio. Fold and park them with the host or leave it in the car.

family-friendly restaurant tip You will find signs asking that children not run in the patio. Head to the lawn if your kids need to run.

Pabellon Criollo - a signature Venezuelan dish

Pabellon Criollo – a signature Venezuelan dish


Main Menu:

The menu at La Casa de Pedro rivals the Cheesecake Factory in terms of options. Most of the dishes are representative of the traditional Venezuelan dishes owner Pedro Alarcon grew up eating. Pedro is at the restaurant practically every day, greeting customers in the dining room while overseeing execution of the many colorful dishes in the kitchen. Plus festive cocktails such as sangria and mojitos elevate the party atmosphere.

Chicken and Avocado Arepas

Chicken and Avocado Arepas

Favorites include:

  • Arepas
  • Fish Tacos
  • Pollo Asado
  • Pabellon Criollo

family-friendly restaurant tip Portions are huge. Be prepared to bring home leftovers or share with the table.

Kid’s Menu:
There is no printed kid’s menu, but staff will offer families a kids quesadilla and chicken fingers ($10.50) if asked. Plus La Casa de Pedro offers many options for kids such as Arepas and Empanadas, and Tapas are perfectly portioned for little ones.

kid's quesadilla

kid’s quesadilla

Nearby Attractions:

  • Arsenal Mall/Target
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts/New Repertoire Theater
  • Arsenal Park
  • Filippello Playground

Amenities:

  • High Chairs
  • Stroller Parking
  • Changing Tables
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Outdoor Patio

Getting There:

  • Plenty of free parking can be found in surrounding lots
  • Valet parking
  • MBTA 70 and 57 buses to Arsenal Street

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