Food & Drink

Puerto Rican

2018 Winner: Izzy's

At Izzy’s, there are no frills, no table service, no tiny portions and no daunting prices. Customers feast on dishes like housemade beef turnovers and the trencherman’s delight that is pernil: a staggering plate of tenderly slow-roasted, chewily rinded pork shoulder flanked by zippy mojo sauce for dipping, plus big sides of rice and superb, stewy beans. It’s not hard to understand why this family-run joint has thrived near Kendall Square for 30 years.


169 Harvard St., Cambridge • (617) 661-3910

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