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The word Gustazo means great pleasure and “darse or dar un Gustazo” means to treat oneself or someone else to something special. Located in the heart of downtown Waltham overlooking the Common, Gustazo aims to bring authentic Cuban flavors to the vibrant Boston restaurant scene. Its festive and original decor embodies the spirit of Havana, with elements of Spanish colonial architecture, reminiscence of the 1950s and colorful Cuban modern art. In the kitchen, modern interpretations of classic Cuban dishes are crafted daily with the best available ingredients. When visiting this lively neighborhood restaurant, savoring our authentic Cuban fare and listening to our carefully selected compilation…
I love that small plates give the opportunity to try more things on each visit. I love spicy food but my wife, not so much. I also have a couple of friends I dine with regularly who like flavorful foods but not too hot. Gustazo...More
Stopped here by chance on our way north. The food is wonderful. Delicious and made from quality ingredients. Authentic. Try the camerones. Try the piquillo peppers. A good selection of beer and wine. Worth getting reservations. We were lucky to get in. Definitely want to...More
I ordered their Polenta con Camarones al Ajillo ~ Cuban style grits, shrimp cooked with garlic, butter and sweet smoked paparika with avocado. Warm, comforting and sinful! Thank you for this delightful treat. Located in Waltham downtown facing the Common, Gustazo is one of the...More
Although I cannot attest to the authenticity of this Cuban food, I can say that it was truly delicious and interesting. I wish I lived closer to Waltham so that I could return to try more if their offerings! The three tapas we had were...More
We were 2 couples on a Thursday night at 7:30 pm. We almost missed the restaurant because there is no external lighting but inside the small restaurant our reserved table was ready in a few minutes. The walls were covered with colorful Cuban posters and...More
I'd never been to a Cuban restaurant or had Cuban food. I love finding something that is different from what I'm used to. Small place, had a really bustling atmosphere and authentic feel. Food had terrific rich flavor.
I've never been to a Cuban restaurant before, so I am no judge of Cuban food, but this place had great tapas, similar to Spanish tapas, as well as large plates. The deserts were fantastic. The restaurant is rather narrow, but has a lot of...More