This handsome 30-seater with a busy takeout counter serves daily breakfast, lunch and dinner a stone’s throw from Eastie’s Central Square. Popular with family groups, it serves homey, traditional Venezuelan dishes in hefty portions. Arepas Venezolanas (chewy corn flatbreads) topped with proteins like pabellon (shredded beef, black beans and sweet plantains) or catira (shredded chicken and white cheese) are essential centerpieces to any meal here. Plus the prices are wonderfully gentle.
28 Porter St., Boston • (617) 561-0707