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Izzy's Restaurant & Sub Shop

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169 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2860
+1 617-661-3910
10:00 - 18:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Until about three weeks ago, I hadn't eaten here in years. My office just move to Kendall Square, so I've been searching for a great sub and lunch place nearby. I found it here. I got my usual sub ... a steak and cheese. I was pleasantly surprised by its quite delicious flavor. I don't know if it's the meat,... More 

Thank DFM_58
Ellicott City, Maryland
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lots of good Puerto Rican dishes and a variety of subs. Place it small so it can get pretty crowded in side. The folks behind the counter are super friendly and food never takes more than a few minutes to get. They close early now (6pm), so don't show up too late.

Thank LaneB588
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Best fried pork dinners around. Hole in the wall, but what a place. It is something special. The food is good and filling. It is original to PR and has such a great taste that you get a feeling that it was just made with pride. All the locals know about it and it can get really busy around lunch... More 

Thank DaddysASoxFan
Thohoyandou, South Africa
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was not setting a high bar when I saw this place. I was expecting to walk out there with a piece of pizza or some sort of sub, just happy that I cross another place off the list. When I saw 'goat' on the outside menu, my expectations started to rise. I stepped in and it was packed. I... More 

Thank Sean4476
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Found this location on TripAdvisor and o-boy was it a great find! I always look for Puerto Rican cuisine when i go on vacation and this location definitely had an authentic feel to it. I had the Pernil (pork) Aros and tostones. Everything tasted very homemade! Also they had Old Colony grape (soooo hard to find) Overall great location! Dont... More 

Thank Eacs10
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is one of the best places to go for authentic puerto rican food. The customer service amd atmosphere is great. Would highly recommend it to any traveling to Cambridge.

Thank roseland325
North Jersey/NY
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

My husband was so leery when we walked up to Izzy's from Kendall, but once inside he understood. The aromas, the doñas and locals added to the around the way feel. The place is small (8 tables), but does a great amount of take-out business. We had the Churasco and fried snapper. Bread, rice, beans and salad were included. Both... More 

Thank TravelsMyMidleName
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

From the outside, you might think it's just your ordinary sub shop, but it's so much more than that. This is an honest-to-God Puerto Rican family-run restaurant. It's totally a local favorite, and all of my friends from Puerto Rico just love this place, it feels like home. Not only the food (which is terrific--tostones, rice and beans, etc.), but... More 

Thank Bonjournewday
Fairfield, Maine
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Izzy's is located off the beaten path in Cambridge,on the corners of Harvard Street and Windsor Street near the MIT campus. We took a scenic route to get to it as our jerk off cab driver had a "selective memory" and forgot where it was. So if you can walk to get there you probably should do so...or hope you... More 

Thank FishFreeReview
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

I moved to Boston from Puerto Rico 6 months ago. The food is suuuuper good. I feel like I'm at home when I go there. Not the touristy places but the real places. They even soften their own beans and don't use the canned beans like most places. Love this unpretentious place!

Thank Isabel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2860
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3910
Family owned Mom and Pop business around since 1980's specializing in Puerto Rican and American Cuisine.Delicious foods, diverse menu, all at a great low price.Eat in or Take OutConviently Located Between Mit & Kendall SquareMost Major Credit Cards Accepted**Parking is very limited

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