Best of Boston

2024 Best South American Restaurant


The bandbox of a space, with 18 seats at banquettes and six at the bar, charmed us. The delectable menu embracing Peru’s seafood bounty and cornucopia of chilies, maizes, potatoes, and tomatoes tantalized our tastebuds. But it was the two patios — the sociable sidewalk out front, and the secluded, romantic one on the side — that made us absolutely fall in love with Celeste.

21 Bow St., Somerville, 617-616-5319,