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  • Address:
    1070 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Downtown/North Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican / Southwestern
    Price: $30 and under

Masa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.masa-restaurant.com/index-MN.html
  • Phone: (612) 338-6272
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, BRUNCH Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday-Friday and Sunday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm/ Half price Margaritas, beer, and wine / $2.50 Tacos and other great happy hour food choices.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Latin / Spanish, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Saul Chavez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please visit our website where you will find out Corporate Take-Out menu.
    We do have a delivery service.
  • Private Party Facilities: Masa offers many options for your event needs- Semi-Private dining (70ppl), Full Restaurant Buyout options (120ppl), Bar Buyouts and Patio bookings.
    Please contact General Manager- Michelle Hummer gm.masa@damico.com for event information
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Hummer, General Manager (612) 338-6272
  • Special Events & Promotions: TASTING TUESDAYS at Masa- mini-samplings and light bites featured 4:00pm-6:00pm-$10.00 per person. Please call 612.338.6272 to reserve your spot.

    Join Masa for Happy Hour 7 days a week! Monday- Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm. Happy Hour is available in the bar area and there's limited happy hour seating in the main dining room.
    We do not accept on-line reservations for Happy Hour. If you are planning on hosting a larger group for happy hour, please call Masa at 612-338.6272 so that we can take care of your needs. We look forward to serving you!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th & Nicollet
  • Public Transit: Nicollet Avenue (1000)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There's street parking available on 11th. The closest parking ramp is located on the corner of 11th and 2nd at the The Hilton hotel. Rates vary depending on downtown events.
A word from Masa
Masa is a contemporary & cosmopolitan style of Mexican cuisine with strong regional authenticity. Masa offers a rich & enticing menu in a cool & sophisticated decor of rich colors & textures of Mexico. Masa features great Margaritas and other specialty cocktails, delicious non-alcoholic selections, and a unique selection of tequila.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was exceptional for a large group. We enjoyed the food, drinks, and our server made a point to be personal with our table. Everyone raved about the restaurant choice and I would recommend this for large or small groups."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We attended during downtown restaurant week and enjoyed the entire experience!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went on a date with my girlfriend during Restaurant Week at the Downtown Minneapolis location. The place was never packed so you should be able to easily catch a bite, regardless if you placed a reservation like we did. The food was delicious and the waiters were incredibly attentive and helpful in every way. Also, a great place for taking pictures!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a very good experience and will be back in the future."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went woth co worker. We had a ball. The food was good but customer service was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent modern Mexican food, everything was delicious. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, nice space. Food all right, but unexceptional. A spicy Margarita and a Sangria were just that. We had two appetizers: stuffed halapenos and a salad, those were fine. For entrees, a sea bass and a shrimp with rice in red sauce. The fish was overcooked, with nice coriander flavour, though, Shrimp were like shrimp, in a tasty thick tamale sauce. By no means cheap, and not bad - just ordinary. We may try again, leaving creatures of the sea out of it. Pleasant, but not a gourmet experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was my first time going to this place and I will be going back"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Hope you don't get the waiter we had. It may have been bad luck, but if it's any general indication of overall staff, I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Happy hour deals--drinks and appetizers--make this a must-visit for late afternoon/early evening dining. The veggie tacos were GOOD!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had dinner before Orchestra Hall concert and all very much enjoyed our selections. I was very impressed with the servers knowledge of the menu! It was a really wonderful experience for all of us and I will certainly go there again. My San Diego guests were very impressed!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was blah, boring and overpriced. Room for a large group."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The chairs are the worst I have ever sat on in a restaurant. My steak was so salty I had to wash the pieces in my glass of water!!!Very disappointing"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food and service considering they served our party of 16! The infused tequila offerings are fantastic! Our favorite was the habanero and serrano pepper infused tequila! Nice flavor but watch out for that kick!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "this is our third time eating at Masa and we have enjoyed it thoroughly each time. The food is fantastic as was the service, High ceilings very open and bright décor."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "New clients enjoy having lunch at Masa. The ambience is business casual or just casual. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Reserve or arrive early for a window table and great people watching. Will bring clients back again and again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This restaurant has terrific food in a bright downtown setting. We had grilled chicken and tacos and they were both delicious. Great wine list. Sunday night is date night with a $50/couple special for 2 3 course meals and a bottle of wine. Great deal. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We decided to come here before a Sunday afternoon concert at Orchestra Hall and really liked the food. They were still serving brunch but had a limited selection of lunch time food as well."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Second visit to Masa while traveling from Milwaukee, and we loved it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waiter admitted messing up 1 of our friends dinner order. We were all served but she had to wait for her dinner to arrive at the table (maybe 10-15 min?). At the end, he offered separating our bills per individual. We were all presented with our bills but again when he arrived he gave this same friend her bill then realized and said out loud that he messed up her bill. She had to wait for her bill to be re-calculated (maybe 5-10 min). We all felt she should have either received her meal for free or got some type of good discount for these issues. But nothing was done and no significant apology either. So I rated Service as Poor for how these issues were handled."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We dined at Masa before going to a music show at The Dakota next door. I had not eaten here in several years. They happened to be running a special that night $50 for two people - three course meal and a bottle of wine. Great deal! The service was very attentive and the food was really delicicious. Enjoyed the salad, a chicken with a mole/BBQ sauce and a fabulous tres leche cake for dessert. It was a great experience and I would go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Masa is our go to restaurant on Orchestra night. The food is great and the service is excellent. And we're just a half block from Orchestra Hall so we only park once!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Masa has a huge wine list and some unique cocktails, as well as terrific agua fresca nonalcoholic beverages. The food was very well presented and quite authentic in preparation. Portions were a bit large for our tastes. Service was incredibly attentive without being bothersome. Very popular place!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our table was ready, the wait staff was attentive and friendly without being overly familiar. The food was delicious, and we remarked that the total bill seemed modest."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent service and the food was amazing! Try the cucumber margarita- we've been dreaming about them since! Loved the atmosphere- very light and open. A few of us dinning have gluten issues, there was a TON of things available for us to eat, didn't feel restricted in anyway! Very gracious staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had wonderful food, service, and ambiance at Masa. The amount of food was more than adequate for the price. Would recommend highly for those looking for upscale Mexican food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Hostess who lead us to our table is very welcoming and friendly. Food was fresh, big portion, beautiful presentation. Non-cocktail limeade with ginger is excellent. The best !! My vote, the best Mexican restaurant in the Twin Cities."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've dined at Masa plenty of times before. The food is what I'd call "Mexican Nouveau," and is all very well prepared. I have never had a bad meal there, and they have a good selection of Mexican beer. The atmosphere is high end, but it don't feel stuffy, just comfortable (except for the chairs -- geez!!!). The noise level is low enough that you can have a conversation easily. But the main reason that I like Masa is the food, which is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food, drinks, service ... All outstanding!!! We went for dinner and drinks to start a fun evening out and it could not have been better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had heard that Masa was good from friends, so we decided to try it. They have a comprehensive gluten free menu that includes dessert! The seven of us enjoyed our meals and we were doted on by the entire staff. Very comfortable atmosphere. I'd highly reccomend Masa!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was great, and it's perfect for dinner before going to Orchestra Hall."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great Mexican food. Great place to go before going to the orchestra."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I ate dinner here with a friend during a business trip. One of the few Mexican restaurants where you can get dishes with mole sauce, and they have several other innovative/nonstandard Mexican dishes. Chicken with mole sauce was tasty, although could have used a bit more salt, earthy/cocoa/nutty notes, and spice. Margarita was fine, space is well-designed and service was fine. They also have many Mexican restaurant standards, which I did not try."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great location, great food, great service and a great experience. Very helpful and most welcoming."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the Masa Cake and will come back to have more of this tasty menu item! I was impressed with the wait staff. On the 'could do better' Masa should offer a hotter salsa to accompany their dinners and make bigger margaritas. But most importantly, I will return."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Masa has the BEST BRUNCH IN MINNEAPOLIS!! Such a beautiful spot inside and out!! Wish the weather would have a little nicer so we could have sat on the beautiful patio! So nice to finally have an alternative to the standard brunch you find EVERYWHERE else!! Food was fantastic with service to match! These guys really know what they are doing!! Can't wait to return!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Title says it all. You will not go wrong with anything you'd order, I highly recommend trying their seabass"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good food, great salads, entree's very rich and a bit spicy, but hey, its Mexican. Outdoor seating was fun, but our waiter was a little off, messed up drink orders a couple times and seemed to have issues with tables around us as well. Salad was phenomenal and main entrees were all very good."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Masa have very good Mexican food and a number of unusual, but not too unusual, dishes. I highly recommend it. And Date Night is an outstanding bargain"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "D'Amico continues to impress. Went to Masa for the Sunday Date Night special...hubby and I were blown away by the Huaraches and the overall quality of the food and service. Sat outside along Nicollet and enjoyed the usual downtown characters and a nice breeze while getting an amazing deal. Highly recommend the experience here! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014