Best of Boston

2024 Best Puerto Rican Restaurant


The chuleta kan kan certainly makes a dazzling impression at this vibrant spot from longtime Boston restaurateurs Hector and Nivia Pina: Sourced directly from Puerto Rico, the succulent 18-ounce bone-in pork loin chop is served with the belly and crispy skin still attached. But really, anything on the menu, from classic mofongos (mashed plantain or cassava with meat inside) to house-special paellas, is worth trying. The extensive list of fun cocktails garnished with fresh flowers, umbrellas, and mini bottles of champagne, meanwhile, practically guarantees a good time.

57 W Dedham St., Boston, 617-247-9249,