Best of Boston 2005 Restaurant, Portuguese
50 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Though Portuguese food remains a relatively undiscovered pleasure in this city, Atasca has managed to cultivate a devout following. This cozy restaurant, shrouded within the most unlikely of corporate settings in Kendall Square, serves up everything from fried codfish cakes and veal croquettes (the Portuguese equivalent of chicken fingers or poppers) to grilled linguiça and shellfish stew—all at wallet-friendly prices and with friendly smiles.