Best of Boston

2023 Best Peruvian

La Royal

Every dinner feels like a party at this Cambridge showstopper, the follow-up to Maria Rondeau and JuanMa Calderón’s Somerville gem Celeste (which, incidentally, was born out of actual dinner parties in the couple’s home). Their sparkling hospitality is the perfect complement to sips of pisco, citrusy bites of ceviche, and hearty sirloin-stuffed polenta cakes with cheese. And let’s not forget the gorgeous entrées that bring diners on a journey through several Peruvian cuisines, from the Amazonian fish dish patarashca to arroz con pato from Chiclayo in the north.

221 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 617-823-1595,