Cuchi Cuchi

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© Sara Skolnick
Central Square

It's hard to think of Charo-inspired space could be anything but tacky, but here it is. The decor was inspired by the intensity of the Latin siren's performance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the '70s, combined with the belle époque beauty and early Hollywood glamour. The result is surprisingly intimate and romantic, the perfect place to share a cocktail and a few small plates with a date. Just don't call it a tapas place; the owners will be quick to correct you—tapas are from Spain exclusively, while Cuchi Cuchi traffics in globe-trotting international fare.

Venue name: Cuchi Cuchi
Contact:
Address: 795 Main Street
Cambridge

Cross street: at Windsor Street
Opening hours: 5.30pm-12.30am Mon-Sat
Transport: Red line to Central Square
Price: Small plates $7-$23
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