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343 Arsenal St. Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Naked Fish Restaurant Review

: The newest outpost in Joey Crugnale’s paean to South Beach-style and Cuban fare, this one’s off the beaten path behind the Arsenal Mall, but diners have found it. Is this guy a cousin of Midas or what? Latin music pulses throughout and the tropical look in sun-deprived Boston wins points. The décor involves a lot of wood trim with bright colors. Tropical drinks re for the most part good, even if the Mojito is way off base, There are some Cuban-named items on the menu such as Havana seafood salad and Cuban spicy chicken, but the real focus is wood-grilled naked fish. Offering ten varieties (including lobster), the fillets are brushed with oil and lemon and simply grilled over hardwood. We liked our naked mahi mahi better than the non-naked Chilean sea bass that was roasted with Mediterranean spices and briny olives. You can get meat that’s also grilled along with Cuban style baby back ribs. Most entrées come with two sides chosen from a long list that mixes its food metaphors as plantains and rice and beans are all there along with maple-glazed carrots and sautéed mushrooms and onions.


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