Best of Boston

2005 Best Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Green Street Grill

Green Street’s worse-for-wear exterior offers no hint at what’s inside: a brightly colored tropical oasis that serves up spicy Caribbean cuisine. Locals flock to this Central Square fixture for staples including curried goat stew and grilled mahi-mahi, live jazz, and a creative drink menu.

280 Green St., Cambridge, 617-876-1655,