124 Broadway St.
Somerville, MA 01245Neighborhood:
ContinentalPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.labrasasomerville.com/
- Phone: 6177641412x
- Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Late Night: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 1:00am
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Continental
- Executive Chef: Daniel Bojorquez
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Entertainment: Live music every Sunday from 2pm-5pm by the B3 Kings
- Special Events: Stay tuned to our website and social media for special events!
A word from La Brasa
Chef Daniel Bojorquez and Chef Frank McClelland are excited to open La Brasa in Spring 2014. The food at La Brasa has culinary influences rooted in the same countries as many of the residents of East Somerville: Mexico, Peru, the Middle East to name a few. The heart of La Brasa is the wood on which this food will be cooked. Most people associate the smells of a wood-burning stove and an open fire with family, friends, and community.Continued
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La Brasa reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 25, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (61)good for groups (48)hot spot (38)special occasion (22)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (2)Show More
- It's great!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/13/2014I love this restaurant, recently and just after it opened. Scent of a wood fired grill, casual vibe, knowledgeable wait staff, and best of all, innovative, delicious, cuisine, and an excellent wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Thoroughly enjoyed myself!MedfordGalDined on 9/12/2014Food was unique and delicious, fresh and felt good about portions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/7/2014I would recommend La Brasa to anyone. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive and friendly. Please check out this great restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A gem!lolo12Dined on 9/6/2014Bright flavors, creative pairings, and insanely succulent meat. Friendly and efficient service, plus a great vibe for a cosy dinner for two at the bar, or a lively crowd at a long high-top. A real neighborhood gem!Special Features:
- Beautiful new familiar flavors!GabeMVIPDined on 9/5/2014La Brasa brings you into a world of new flavors that feel warm and familiar. The ambiance is rustic elegance making one feel at home. As you enter the restaurant the first thing that hits you is the lovely smoke scent and your mouth begins to immediately salivate in anticipation. Chef Daniel Bojorquez has introduced great new flavors with layers of complexity while maintaining the food simple, comforting and familiar. The fried dough (empanadas) where outstanding and the fried chicken is a yum! I also loved the tacos, the pork was crispy, smokey and delicious. The service was excellent as the staff was friendly and helpful! I'm glad to have experienced this new place, it is now a new fav for moe :-)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Truly eclecticOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/31/2014This is a fun place. It's quieter than the wide-open dining room suggests, and the exposed wood and (seemingly) found-item flairs in the tables and place settings (assorted knives, forks, spoons and chopsticks all together) set the mood: things are going to be a little creative. That said, the food is seriously tasty, though it's hard to identify a unifying theme or intent. Just take each dish on its own terms and be ready for anything. Our server was excellent, attentive and forthright in his recommendations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Eclectic mix of influencesFoodBytesVIPDined on 8/31/2014I'll be back again soon to try to finish everything on the menu.Special Features:
- somervillelovesfoodDined on 8/30/2014I am critical about food. @LA Brasa food is innovative, delicious, excellently prepared. ambience is friendly, approachable, staff remembered us! Bar is outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Open flameOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/30/2014A new local restaurant claiming to specialize in open flame culinary traditions from around the world. I found the waiter pushy, the dishes pretentious and the whole place over-priced. We were looking forward to the experience and took a small group with us, but ended up disappointed. The leg of lamp was good, but the brisket was fatty, over-sauced and missing good snap and color. The chard pie was tasty but over-sweet, and the carrots (all the rage, locally) had an overwhelming mole sauce. The quinoa hush puppies were surprisingly tasty but came out underdone. The oysters were expensive at $3 with little to set them apart, the thin vinegar-like dip being fairly weak. In the sangria the alcohol covered the taste of the mix and fruit.Special Features:
- Good ambiance, hit/miss foodSunnyDined on 8/29/2014We just moved to the neighborhood and had high hopes for this place but won't be rushing to go back. The interior is really cool- great design and art. We sat at the raw bar and watched the food prep, which is always fun. The food had a few bright spots but was overall just OK. The oysters were tasty but a bit overpriced (6 for $18). We watched as the pre-fried chicken was doused in the fryer again. it was very juicy but the crisped skin fell right off as a result of the repeated frying. The swiss chard pie was confused and forgettable.Special Features:
- delish but priceycheriDined on 8/26/2014my husband and I loved it, but we also brought the kids. . this was a mistake. We found enough on the menu to sustain them but left nearly needing to sell a kidney on ebay to pay for it all. Mexican rice was fabulous. LOVED the halibut and the steak, the brisket was also delicious.Special Features:
- ImpressiveLeoRuiz037Dined on 8/23/2014Host - greeted us with a friendly "hello", made a little joke, & sat us. Great way to start our dinner. Waiter - very attentive, gave great recomendations, & was all-around fantastic. Food - AMAZING. Tacos to start were tasty. I had the perfectly crispy & seasoned fried chicken. My girlfriend had the lamb leg...which was simply the best thing I've tasted in a long time. Even our side veggie dish of tomatoes & goat cheese was incredible. Simple food, with A LOT of flavor, cooked expertly & with great attention to detail.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food and ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/21/20144 of us had a very good meal at La Brasa this week. Staff was friendly, well-informed and very into the Boston food scene. Menu is fascinating, a combo of Mexican, Southern and Asian influences. Small starter plates are substantial and the carnitas were exceptional. The advice from the staff is to order one meat/fish and one side, and that worked out well, with enough to share. Fried chicken was not the usual, with harissa flavored flour. Halibut was excellent, and the swiss chard pie a great mix of spices and greens. There is a meat that comes around each table, offering a roast meat of the day. When we were there it was a whole roast prime rib. The flavor was great and we all shared it. Will be back.Special Features:
- Great restaurant in East SomervilleLloydVIPDined on 8/17/2014Can't believe my good fortune--I can actually walk to La Brasa, though the nvalet parking is only $6.00 I love being there. It's a great place to be the momnet you enter. It's casual, slightly rustic, but elegant and airy. The service is friendly and helpful. The staff is uniforjly pleasant. And the food is marvelous. This time I tried the roasdted half-lobster. Sublime! Especially the knuckle and claw meat. Rich and delicious. The steaks are perfection--especially the one sprinkled with salmon roe! (Yes--it's an ainspired condiment.) The lamb is superb--I wish there were more lamb dishes on the menu at any given time. It's definitely worth the trip to East Somerville!Special Features:
- ImniverousDined on 8/16/2014My wife and I came to La Brasa last Friday for a pre-theatre dinner. Interesting food, great drinks, lots of energy. We're a bit tired of New American, so were attracted to the promise of latin/middle eastern/eclectic. Korean Squid pancakes--fantastic! Pork belly with spicy roasted eggplant and pureed cucumbers--a strange combination that worked really well. Chard pie--yum! Fried chicken with escargot butter...you get the point. Big open room with high ceilings, rough wood tables and monster windows looking out on Broadway, New Orleans funk filling the room, interesting mixed crowd, all made for a very good vibe. Our only regret--wish we'd stayed longer. Definitely coming back.Special Features:
- La BrasaEliezerDined on 8/12/2014The cocktails, starters, main dishes and sides were excellent to exceptional. We split a dish of the tiradito(fluke) which was truly remarkable Then had the chicken breast with harissa and the lamb kebobs - outstanding. The combination of influences, Mexican, peruvian, middle eastern and sheer creativity was surprising but entirely successful. The wine a beer list was short but the choices we made ( an Evil Twin smoked pilsner and a dolcetto) were delicious and very food friendly. The staff were helpful and friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- la brasa reviewgoodfoodloverDined on 8/8/2014Great, interesting food, horribly noisy-you have to shout.Special Features:
- FantasticrandyestDined on 8/6/2014Great food and drinks with excellent service. We'll be back.Special Features:
- Worst brunch experience EVER!OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 8/3/2014Asked for decaf... decaf Americano was my only option... asked for Splenda to sweeten it, they only had sugar... I then asked for Diet Coke instead, but they had none, so water as my beverage... then asked for chips and salsa while I decided on something from their very limited brunch menu, but they had none to offer... what kind of Mexican brunch is this? Probably the WORST in MA, so I left and went to The Painted Burro for a real Mexican meal... I LOVE authentic Mexican food, probably won't come back to La Brasa.
- Great open space, delicious foodKarlosBostonDined on 8/2/2014The ambiance here is very open and the food is very, very good and quite unique.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cool scene, great foodKayFDined on 8/2/2014Loved La Brasa from the moment we entered into the cool interior designed with reclaimed wood and industrial lighting until we left after having a great dinner. Took our son, a chef, here for his birthday. He selected our food and everything was delicious. The prime rib cart was a smart, delicious addition. They even added candles to our light and creamy cheesecake dessert!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great quality latin food!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/2/2014My husband and I went to La Brasa for dinner and were very excited by the food quality, creative menu and environment. Also, it is really refreshing to go to a restaurant with space between tables! We will certainly come back.Special Features:
- really goodmymyDined on 8/1/2014Delicious food, great service....a welcome addition to any neighborhood! Loved it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurant in East SomervilleLloydVIPDined on 7/31/2014La Brasa is a great restaurant. The food is endlessly interesting and delicious. Imaginatively prepared and full of surprises. It's high end cuisine in a neighborhood that isn't used to such quality. If I could afford to, I'd eat there every night just to try all the things on the menu that I haven't tasted yet. Service is outstanding (though I wish our server hadn't referred to our main course as our "protein"). Since the restaurant is in my neighborhood, I plan to return as often as I can afford it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great findOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/26/2014Went to this restaurant for a date night with our friends. Great food, vibrant atmosphere , and the best part is the meat cart!! It was delicious and such a smart idea to offer it as an appetizer. The fried rice was also one of my favorites. I will highly recommend la Brasa!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/25/2014The noise level was awful. So much so that we couldn't enjoy either the food or each other's company.
- Great conceptJimboVIPDined on 7/24/2014We visited on a Sunday and returned the following Thursday. Both nights the food was excellent. Limited menu, but everything we tried was extremely well done. The space and the service matched the quality of the food.Special Features:
- Good FoodFish5VIPDined on 7/22/2014I liked La Brasa. However, as someone that is not a huge "smoked" fan, this menu was a challenge for me. We started with the tiradito, which was excellent. The tacos were disappointing-dry, not very flavorful-how'd that happen w/ a Mex chef? The special prime rib by the lb. was very good, moist and flavorful. The arugula salad was overdressed and the potatoes were eh. Fried chicken was a hit. The pork milanese was NOT milanese style-it was not pounded thin but rather was pretty thick and really was a breaded pork chop. It was way too smokey and the arugula and grated parmesean on top was a big miss, while the succotash in a creamy sauce - was too much like the arugula side salad. Cheese cake was more savory. May try again but no rush.Special Features:
- Odd concept poorly executedOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 7/19/2014Nice interior design, though it could've been anywhere in Williamsburg. Cuisine stretched from Korean to Mexican, but the chefs flew over rather than stopped by. Cocktails were watered down by too much chrushed ice. Squid omelet was good as was the fried chicken. Hanger steak was tasteless and tough. Roasted carrots with mole was a bad attmept at Empellon Cocina's signature dish. Affogato melted down to sauce after the espresso was added. Service was uneven--silverware and napkins arrived after the food arrived. Food arrived in waves so that the tables piled up with dishes. Empty cocktail glasses remained for extended period before removed.Special Features:
- No fuss with a lot of flavorOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 7/19/2014Chef uses quality ingredients that don't get hidden behind complicated applications!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good new place with styleRodrigoATCGDined on 7/16/2014Food was good, it is apparent the Chef is mixing foods, styles from Latin America with an Asian infusion. The desert menu is a bit simple compared to the rest of the food. A more extensive after dinner drink menu would be great.Special Features:
- Wow. Amazing Dinner!SteinkkrDined on 7/13/2014We had carnitas tacos, roast beef, fried chicken, carrots with mole sauce and BBQ beef brisket. All of them were amazing and kept me wanting more! Service was great and very knowledgable of each entree.Special Features:
- Good, but off-putting experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/12/2014The food was wonderful and our waiter was a gem, but they messed up with the bill and created an awkward situation for all involved. The woman who brings the mobile meat station around did not properly convey the price of the extra meat, and also forgot to add it to our bill. After we paid, the waiter awkwardly told us we owed an extra $21 which we paid in cash. That was the price of another entire meal and we did not enjoy the embarrassing way the waiter presented it to us. We will go again but not for a long time.Special Features:
- Great new addition to SomervilleJoePi0105VIPDined on 7/11/2014Had read some about La Brasa in Boston Magazine, and drove by it daily on the 89 bus to work. Decided to head there on a Friday night with some friends and it was an inspired choice. The decor was outstanding, and the tables were big without feeling massive, offering plenty of space for our party of four. Beer/wine/cocktail list was expansive. Food was excellent, had the brisket, chicken, tacos, and lamb kabobs. Only reason for 4 starts was it appeared that most of the food had seeds in it (not all ingredients are listed on the menu), which was a slight problem for one member of our party. Kitchen was accommodating, and only had to change one order. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
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