NASA & staff are always willing
NASA & staff are always willing to accommodate for any request!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lighting dim for my taste.
Lighting dim for my taste. However, always has fabulous food.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good selection of dishes that
Good selection of dishes that are unique and presented artfully on large plates. I had the pork loin. It came with a funky looking pear shaped pie that I think had potato with a meat filling. Overall the dish tasted good, but it didn't exceed my expectations, because the sauce could have been spicier and the meat less dry and more flavorful. My friends had the sea bass. It looked good, but they complained that the fish was kind of rubbery. As a desert I had the flan, which was not as good as flan I know from Mexico because it was too dense. My friends had the chocolate browny tamales - delicious! Wait service was very friendly but a bit slow (somewhat understaffed). Took a while to get appetizers and my glass of beer stood empty too long.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We actually went to Mesa in
We actually went to Mesa in Boston. Please be careful when booking this restaurant chain on Open Table, it can be confusing which location you are actually booking. The Boston location was very accommodating. The food was very good. I'd go back.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Angela was a great server
Angela was a perfect server. She was personable, courteous, and charming. (she even commented on my eyeglasses). She took the time to answer some menu questions, offered recommendations, was quick to make sure that we liked all of our courses and was very pleasant to be around.
Thanks to Angela (and the food) for making my birthday night a memorable one.
Angela is a gem and deserves a raise.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Masa numerous times. The food and service have always been outstanding. Sunday brunch is our favorite time to go as we can enjoy a leisurely meal with friends.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, really slow kitchen
Phenomenal food and plate presentations. However, totally undersized, understaffed, poorly managed kitchen makes receiving the food impossible. We ordered drinks, then appetizers, then waited a solid hour for dinner to be served, as did everyone else. The waitress said everyone "came in at once and the kitchen was overwhelmed." The barbecued and specialty chickens were both fabulous--cooked to perfection. Corn chowder was wonderful. They did give complimentary desserts as a consolation--flan & mango sorbet, which were also great.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Masa Brunch for Mother's Day
We had a great time and the food was great as usual. The drinks are excellent and very unique! We went on Saturday, since they have the brunch all weekend... definitely less crowded than Mother's Day Sunday. I would certainly recommend.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time here.
This is my second time here. I'm from Dallas and I discovered this little gem on yelp looking for brunch in Bedford area. The food is very tasty. Try the pancakes they are terrific and the empanadas are also great.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really good local restaurant
Masa is definitely one of the best restaurants in the Woburn/Winchester area. The southwestern twist bumps a good menu up to a great one, and the preparation and service is well-executed. Add to that a well-stocked bar, decent wine list and reasonable pricing, and you have a restaurant that punches well above its weight for its location.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 5 for Mother's
We had a party of 5 for Mother's Day and it was perfect! We sat near the open kitchen and actually interacted with Chef Jose! He was so professional during an incredibly busy evening and even found the time to joke with us. After dinner he sent over two desserts (which were so delicious!) and then stopped by to talk with us! It made our already excellent night even better! We LOVE Masa!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in the suburbs
I am continually impressed by the consistent high quality that Masa turns out. I have eaten lunch and dinner there repeatedly over the past five years and have never been disappointed. The service is always impeccable, the food is always inventive and excellent, and they portions are sized so that you walk away satisfied but not bloated. And all this in Woburn. If I am not going in to Boston or Cambridge, this is my pick for a great dining experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The host/manager at this place
The host/manager at this place is amazing! He remembered us from our visit back during restaurant week, and also remembered where we sat. W went back because their ice had been great the first time and we will continue to return. Good food, good ambience, and truly outstanding customer service.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food but very loud
Went on a Friday night, and the restaurant was very crowded. Food was great, but the noise level was extremely high. I would go back, but I would definitely go without young children who could be bothered by the noise.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I recently
My boyfriend and I recently went to Masa for brunch, and it was fabulous. We had the Fiesta brunch which came with an appetizer and entre. I had the southwest eggs benedict, and it was delicious. My boyfriend has the Huevos Rancheros and also enjoyed the a lot. All of the wait staff were very friendly and attentive. Nice place to go when you are looking to get away from traditional waffles and omelets for brunch.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch was delicious.
The brunch was delicious. Each menu item had a southwestern twist. And the price was unbelievable considering how much food came your way.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Interesting and authentic menu. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious! Will be back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again an excellent dining experience at Masa. The food is always good, the service and ambiance are fine for a neighborhood restaurant, the prices are fine and the selections are imaginative. We'll return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Girlfriends Night Out
Wonderful warm and friendly environment to enjoy delicious food and drinks with attentive but not pushy service. Mike the manager told me his favorites and why he especially loved the choices. Our server was very good with recommendations and made substitutions easily for the sides. We all wanted to try the herbed grits and they were outstanding. Beet salad was beautiful and enough to share as a starter. Red snapper special was moist, flavorful and had great presentation. Pork shoulder choice was also a winner. For dessert we shared the vanilla flan and it was made in a denser style than my preference but was nice. I will definitely go back to enjoy the other menu choices. Location is excellent and plenty of parking.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and Unique menu
Masa has a menu like you will not see in very many restaurants. The portions are on the small side, but presentation is outstanding and the food is good. They have a full list of good and unique margarita drinks. The corn bread and special spreads before dinner are very tasty.
The atmosphere is very friendly and inviting and comfortable, service is excellent. I would recommend Masa, especially for a new taste treat!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were out of my favorite sangria and the manager made one himself by hand! The food was also amazing, as it always is everytime I go.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Time @ Masa - Woburn
Got there ahead of a reservation. Sat at the bar and ordered a Hendricks gin martini. It came with olives (without being asked). I noticed it as the bartender was placing the drink in front of me. He apologized as he and I both stated that the garnish is usually cucumber. In any event, I drank it (it was fine).
Sat at a table for dinner. Food and service were very good. Very polite server. Very attentive. Very good front-back service as i noticed only 2 servers on during my dinner (it was a Monday night). Didn't have time for dessert.
Price point very reasonable.
Overall, a very good experience - one I would repeat and recommend to my friends and colleagues.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As on previous visits, Masa
As on previous visits, Masa continues to impress with both inventiveness of menu items, quality of food, and fabulous service!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
4th of July at Masa
We just came home from our 4th of July vacation and were presently surprised that Masa was open for dinner. The food as always was great and the service was outstanding. We never got disappointed during our many visits.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
4th of July outing
We went here for dinner.. first time for that, I had only tried brunch before. We ended up making ourselves a 4 course meal sitting at the bar. The restaurant was not very full at all on the 4th of July... so we got ourselves front row seats at the bar and watched the fireworks on the flat screen TV in air conditioning with great drinks. The food was awesome. I am a little disappointed by the Tapas at the bar... greasy, fried food with little flavor... but perhaps what you need to help absorb some alcohol if you're not having more than that. The rest of their offerings are far better and very fresh. No disappointments there. I will definitely go back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific for weekend brunch
Wide variety of choices, very reasonable prices, fresh and innovative selections
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time at Massa for lunch.
Third time at Massa for lunch. Food was consistently good, well prepared with interesting offerings. The service was very good with an attentive but not overly hovering waiter. The noise level was a bit difficult to contend with due to a large party seated nearby which was quite boisterous. This made carrying on a conversation with three of the four in our party hard of hearing somewhat difficult. The noise level is usually more subdued.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fresh and very tasteful.
Food is fresh and very tasteful. They compliment the fish dishes with the right seasonings .Cocktails were very good and the service, excellent.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice meal
The food was very nice, although the portions were a bit small. Service was pleasant and attentive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good services with good food
We had July pre-fix menu(3-course menu) and we enjoyed food a lot with good services. All dishes were fresh and tasty. Regular menu is not cheap, but they sometimes offer special couse menu with reasonable prices. We like to go back again.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is always great! The dishes are always interesting and am explosion of flavor. Get tapas and a drink at the bar then head to the table for dinner. Food is a bit pricy but always great and well cooked. We had great service this time. The service can be a bit slow and dissatisfying but the food keeps is coming back. This time the food and service were great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food
Really good food, but the problem was that the service was really slow. We asked the waitress questions about things on the menu and she said she would find out the answers and didn't come back for 10 minutes. We had to wait a long time for our food as well. However, there were people around us who had to wait even longer and got their meals for free. I don't know if it was just a bad night for service for them or not, but I think I would be willing to try again since I enjoyed the food.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
The PEI mussels were exquisitely
The PEI mussels were exquisitely prepared, some of the best I've ever had. I also enjoyed the sweet/hot pleasure of the Strawberry Jalepeno Margharita. Don' t miss it!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ethnic flair in the suburbs!
Enjoyed brunch with two other friends. All staff very helpful. All of our food selections were delicious. One member of our party is gluten and Lactose intolerant and there were many selections she could have
The drinks, especially the caipirinha, were terrific. We were in the restaurant for sometime and never felt rushed. Will certainly plan a return visit
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing tequila specialties!
Though pricy, the drink and cocktail menu is creative & extensive. Many interesting choices on the menu, with surprising pairings & flavors. Very much looking forward to returning and exploring the menu.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for brunch. Interesting menu. Loved the plaintain enpanadas , Would go back just for the enpanadas. Service was very nice.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Layers of flavor
We arrived at 5:30 pm so we could get to the movies by 7:30. Great choice of tequilas and speciality drinks. We shared crab rolls appetizer. Fusion of Latin and Asian ingredients and presentation. My pork shoulder had beautiful mole sauce, puréed fig relish, on top of whipped potatoes, covered with baby greens for freshness. Dense flavor contrasted with bright green. My husband's short ribs fell off the bone. All fat skimmed off. Delicious. We got two desserts; flan which balanced eggy with creamy, and chocolate tamale which is a flour less torte. Very rich, great with the espresso. Beautiful room, elegant and not at all stuffy. Friendly, non obtrusive wait staff. Can't wait to go back and explore more of the menu.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went as part of restaurant week but ended up ordering off the regular menu because there were too many awesome dished to choose from! The squash/artichoke salad is delicious!!! We had one very picky eater in our dinner group and she was easily able to find something she was excited to try. I will for sure be coming back!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
the tuna tartar and mussels
the tuna tartar and mussels appetizers were excellent as well as my husband's pork tenderloin entrée. my stuffed pepper was very tasty but the polenta that it was atop of I found to be bland.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot for brunch, interesting menu, good flavors, Would go again. Plantain empanada is awesome.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I never order Eggs Benedict because I don't like hollandaise, but the version at Masa was outstanding. Great sauce, some avocado, perfectly cooked eggs, and on biscuits, not boring English muffins. Even my picky 16-year-old son found his favorite - chocolate chip pancakes - on the menu. If we had gotten there earlier, we could have ordered from their fiesta menu: two courses for only $7.95! How do they do it? Even the assorted breads and muffins served before the meals were delicious.
I live nearby, and have only had their 10 for $10 tapas, but I'll be coming back for brunch. Nice job!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but bad service
The food was really good, a couple of tapas is a great way to start the meal.
The biggest problem we had all night was that are server was very unattentive. He seemed to disappear for long stretches of time.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome dining experience!
Loved the decor, food and service was awesome...great dining concept. Excellent menu variety. Will definitely eat there again and again when in the Boston area. (PS: Please open a restaurant in the Philadelphia area)
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great tme
Came in for our Anniversary last Sunday night. The margaritas were great! The tapas were delicious and the meals we got " swordfish and sirlion were incredible. Never had a bad meal/experience at this place!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 adults + 1 baby celebrated my mom's birthday with brunch at Masa on Saturday. The wait staff was great about all the extra baby stuff: found us a place for the stroller, etc. Food was a very good mix of cuisines -- chocolate chip pancakes with a side of chorizo is always a winner -- and overall everything went really well. Will definitely be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch on a Sat and found it to be brunch. Nice surprise and delicious.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu - great food
A nice find. Never would have found this place without OT! Food was great, atmosphere was very nice. Really different menu choices and the food was great!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a relatively quiet
It was a relatively quiet evening at the restaurant, perhaps due to Halloween. Started with the scallops and bbq duck app, nice contrast of flavors. For entree we had the southwestern steak frites and barbecued short ribs, both were good although the steak was slightly overcooked. Had flan for dessert and that was very good. Our server was attentive and took care of our order and requests quickly. All in all it was a good first experience at Masa, would go back again.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food - Fair Service
Food was great....the service could have been considered awful if we had been in a hurry - but we enjoyed a nice leisurely dinner and that was ok with us this time.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
We have been to Masa Southwest Bar & Grill many times. The food and service are always great. We would highly recommend it.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM