Looking for date night worthy Cuban cuisine? Gustavo (“great pleasure”) is the place for you. The Waltham restaurant elevates simple dishes to fine-dining levels: chicharrones made with pork belly and served with avocado puree, sweet plantains wrapped in bacon and olive oil-poached octopus. But the classic entrees are still well represented and exquisitely turned out, including puerco asado and Arroz con pollo, the Sunday dinner favorite. If guests hit a lull in conversation, they can peruse the Cuban-themed book covers that plaster the restaurant walls.
663 Main St
|Cross street:||between Common and Lexington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 11:30am-3pm and 5-9pm; Fri 11:30am-3pm and 5-10pm; Sat noon-3pm and 5-10pm; Sun 10am-3pm and 5-9pm|