A must visit — Casa B

When you discover something amazing, it’s tempting to do one of three things:

  1. Keep it to yourself — a secret that only a few other people can know about.
  2. If you’re the first among your group of friends to find out about this ‘something amazing’, it’s tempting to be known as the ‘one who discovered ____’ (ya know, show how ‘in the know’ you are).
  3. Or, shout it from the rooftops! Literally tell everyone and anyone about it because it’s so wonderful you just can’t keep it to yourself.

With Casa B — an absolutely amazing Spanish Caribbean tapas restaurant in Somerville (hours and directions here) — I’ve opted for número tres. I have told so many people about this restaurant via word of mouth, it’s about damn time I blogged about it!

Colin and I were first exposed to the genius of Casa B owners, Alberto Cabré (he is from from San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Angelina Jockovich (she is from Barranquilla, Colombia) a couple of years ago. Colin’s work Christmas party was held at Alberto and Angelina’s home (aka their test kitchen) and they served us one delicious dish after the other. We were SO impressed with everything, when they told us their plans to open up their restaurant, we were pumped!

From the moment you walk in the restaurant, you feel as if you’re in another world — a cool, sexy, perfectly lit world. This is a great place to take someone on a date, or a fun choice for a girls night dinner. When everything tastes like it fell straight from heaven, you can’t go wrong with any food or drink choice. Side note — don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions from the staff, they are really friendly!

If I may, my personal favorites from the menu are definitely the Sandwich de Bistec (beef tenderloin, sautéed onions, crispy shallots), Pollo a la Parrilla con Salsa de Aceitunas (grilled chicken, rustic green olive tapenade), and Yuca a la Brava (yucca with spanish paprika sauce). They are all F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.

If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, this is it. Whether you live near Somerville or not, with the combination of delicious food, amazing drinks, a fun atmosphere and genuinely nice people who own the place, it truly is worth the trip.

Find them on Facebook, or Twitter — and see what everyone else is saying too.

Check out some photos from our visit. :)

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