Saturday, June 26, 2010

$5 lunch in Harvard Square!

$5 for lunch? Seriously? Yea way.

Conga, a relatively new Latin restaurant and bar located at 1 Eliot St. in Harvard Sq. serves a variety of tapas between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Tapas, which are similar to appetizers, are a Spanish tradition. Conga head chef Fernando Grande of El Salvador takes a spin off the traditional "tapa," offering a variety of menu items including Colombian-style empanadas (meat turnovers), fried yuca (also known as cassava, a root vegetable served like Americans serve up potatoes) and butifarras (pork sausage with fig sauce).

Conga's full menu includes a variety of dishes popular throughout many Latin American countries. Peruvian ceviche, Cuban croquetas, Dominican mofongo, Mexican tortas and Spanish paella are just a few of the long list of tasty meals on the menu.

Conga offers a full bar with a good selection of tequila and rum. Beers including Presidente, Dos Equis, Tecate, Negra Modelo and Corona are available, along with blackberry mojitos and other speciality tropical beverages.

Hours of operation: Sunday - Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Wednesday 11:30 a.m. -1 a.m.; Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

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