Running their own restaurant was a dream of the owners of Arara and when the opportunity came at the location at the corner of Lincoln and Mechanic Streets, they took it.
"I always had a dream to have my own place," said Suzete Silva who has experience working as a chef in corporate cafes.
She is joined by Helia Silva, an artist, who initially heard of the opportunity at the location at 67 Mechanic Street.
“We are here and are going to try to do our best," said Helia.
Their experience was discussed at a Board of Health meeting where their work on the interior of the building was recognized.
They are up and running but looking for customer feedback on what works best on the menu. They are exploring different dishes on a menu that focuses on providing affordable prices.
“Our menu is not completed yet. We are trying to find out what the favorite plates are," said Suzete who knows how to prepare Spanish and Chinese dishes as well.
The restaurant offers delivery. Their phone number is (508) 485-0280. Hours are Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.