Best of Boston

2006 Best Portuguese Restaurant

Casa Portugal

If the smiling waitstaff, bright artwork, and delicious smells drifting from the kitchen don’t immediately delight you, just wait for the food to arrive. Casa Portugal’s fare will comfort homesick Lisboans and enlighten those unlucky ones who have yet to try classic and tempting combinations like tender pork with squid and clams, steak with fried egg and ham, and blackened chourizo sausages that arrive at the table still sizzling.

1200 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-491-8880,