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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Restaurants
Guide - Restaurants - Latin American

Boloco

133 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110 617-357-9727

Description: FINANCIAL DISTRICT. Popular \"burrito\" bar serves up scrumptious tortilla wraps ranging from the classic bean burrito to the Asian-inspired Bangkok Thai.
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Cactus Club

939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215 617-236-0200

Description: BACK BAY. Here, the spicy fare is surpassed only by the stunning array of margaritas. How about a citrusy Platinum Marg with two potent ounces of Sauza Hornitos thrown in for good measure? Featured mains include such colorfully named dishes as the Tequila Sunrise (chicken breast marinated with lime, ginger, and tequila).
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Casa Romero

30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115 617-536-4341

Description: BACK BAY. Casa Romero offers diners a relaxing place to unwind with authentic Mexican dishes. The interior is alive with warm tones, and walls are either exposed brick or decorated with Talavera tiles. Traditional favorites include beef tenderloin enchiladas and seafood fajitas. Be sure to order a serving of delicious ricotta coconut cheesecake too. The place is rather upscale and a great spot for a romantic dinner or special night out.
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Delux Cafe

100 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116 617-338-5258

Description: SOUTH END. Darken the doors of Delux, and you'll know you've entered a new dimension-Christmas lights and Elvis memorabilia abound. This pub probably takes the cake for mostly oddly decorated eatery in the South End! Regulars love it, though, and keep coming back for the diverse, Latin-influenced menu. Try the grilled cheese sandwich with mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, and fresh pesto that will make you a Delux believer too! The menu also offers a notable selection of micro-brews.
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El Oriental de Cuba

416 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-524-6464

Description: JAMAICA PLAIN. Get a taste of Cuban on the cheap! This traditional Cuban restaurant offers homecooked goodies like fried rice, plantains, and beans at great prices. The menu has many different options, including soups, seafood, and an array of sandwiches. Try the house specialty-a baguette filled with roast pork and Swiss cheese and topped with a homemade tangy sauce. End your visit with a traditional Cuban dessert-a guava shell filled with cream cheese.
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El Pelon Taqueria

92 Peterborough St, Boston, MA 02215 617-262-9090

Description: FENWAY DISTRICT. Hungry for authentic Mexican cuisine? Head to El Pelon Taqueria, and you'll be satisfied with both the taste and the prices. In fact, some diners secretly wonder if they've forgotten to update the prices on the menu! Try the quesadillas, fish tacos, or the cheese enchiladas, all are savory and spiced to perfection. This restaurant is quite small so don't plan to bring a crowd or linger over dinner. However, warm weather provides for extra seating outside. The interior is quite festive with the tables and chairs painted in a variety of light pastel colors.
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Midwest Grill

1124 Cambridge St, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-354-7536

Description: CAMBRIDGE. It's all about the grill at this unusual restaurant. If you're a vegetarian, it's probably not the best spot for you, but if you love incredible roasted meats, it's definitely your stop! The place is a traditional churrasco rodizio, or rotating grill. At least seven grilling stations are scattered about the room, and servers bring selections of barbecued meat directly to your table. Everything is piping hot and delicious, and most meats are spiced or marinated. Additional menu items are brief and include sides, vegetables, and stew.
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Olé Mexican Grill

11 Springfield St, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-492-4495

Description: CAMBRIDGE. The festive interior of this Mexican dining room practically entices you to eat. Brightly colored walls are hung with decorative masks, and tables are constructed with cheery tiles. The menu features authentic fine Mexican food including stews, roasted duck in mole sauce or pan seared carne asada. Fresh guacamole is only made tableside and is an experience unto itself. Desserts and an extensive drink list make every meal enjoyable. Try a Patron gimlet or a tequila flight to get started.
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Orinoco

477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118 617-369-7075

Description: SOUTH END. For authentic South American fare, stop by this friendly Venezuelan kitchen at lunchtime and pick up an empanada or arepa (grilled corn pocket sandwich) filled with shredded chicken and avocado, black beans and cheese, or slow cooked pork. Dinner specials might include plantain-crusted mahi mahi or adobo smoked beef tenderloin, best complemented with wine, imported from Chile or Argentina. To avoid the midday rush, call in your lunch order before arriving. Limited seating available.
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Tacos El Charro

349 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-983-9275

Description: JAMAICA PLAIN. This casual Mexican eatery is definitely cut from a different cloth. You're sure to notice that as soon as you spy the blinking taco sign that graces the restaurant's entrance. The interior continues the unusual decorating trend as it's decked out with piñatas, crazily colored sombreros, plants, and mirrors. The menu, however, is anything but strange. It's an artist's pallet of spice and flavor. The tamales, burritos, fajitas, and tacos are excellent due to a secret blend of spices and marinades. Wash it all down with an authentic Mexican soda.
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Taranta

210 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 617-720-0052

Description: NORTH END. This sprawling restaurant occupies three-levels of a Hanover Street storefront. Infused with the flavors of Italy and Peru, the cuisine consists of rich pastas and tantalizing meats. Dig into the fiery cassava root gnocchi with slow braised green lamb ragu and shaved parmesan. Afterwards a delicate dish of hazelnut mousse, drizzled with dulce de leche, should cool off your palate. Martinis, imported beer and wine available.
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