A very nice holiday brunch
I went for Easter brunch at Masa and was impressed with how well the staff managed the crowd of people waiting for tables. Our meals were well prepared and the wait staff was organized and personable. The classic brunch fare was influenced with bright southwestern flavors like the starter of a blue cornbread basket accompanied by spiced jams. The eggs of the eggs bendict were prefectly poached and served on a layer of avacado on top of a soft biscuit. I found the food to be reasonably priced. With so many interesting and creative menu options, I'm certain to return.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome brunch. The cornbread
Awesome brunch. The cornbread and butter/jam selection was delish. The bloody Mary's and bellinis were also very good!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food. Very friendly
Wonderful food. Very friendly and attentive waitstaff.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for drinks and apps!
Good food! Apps and drinks better than mail course.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Habanero infused Tequila!
Habanero infused Tequila! Nuf said. Fish tacos were great too.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marvelous for Cinco de Mayo!
My fiancé, mother and two friends chose Masa to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Masa is truly one of the funnest restaurants in Boston.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious & very affordable brunch
Love the brunch here. Oh-so-yummy and only $7.95 including coffee. Just wish the parking situation was a bit better, but that's the city...
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food & Service
When my "foodie" family visists Boston I am always a bit nervous making the restaurant choices. That being said, Masa was a HUGE hit! I have eaten dinner there a few times and been to the tapas happy hour more times than I would care to admit- but this was my first brunch, and it held up! The Southwestern Eggs Bennedict was the gem of the morning and the jams they served with their cornbread were SUPERB! Our waiter was incredibly friendly and while the restaurant was packed, we never once felt rushed to leave. I highly recommend this South End gem and will be going back soon myself!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful brunch on Mother's
Wonderful brunch on Mother's Day! The cornbread and jams were great. I loved the Santa Fe Eggs Benedict! An extremely enjoyable meal!.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Boston
This is my new most favorite restaurant in Boston! My daughter discovered it and we ate there two days in a row!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Brunch Spot!
I went to Masa for my graduate school graduation brunch. As a vegetarian, I'm always worried that I won't be able to find suitable dining options, but I found so many choices as did my carnivore family! I would recommend this spot to anyone who wants a fabulous brunh experience. And the pickleback shot was out of this world as was the cornbread with assorted spreads.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Tuna Tartar and the scallops overall food was good.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service
Great Food, Great Service, Great Drinks. Relaxing Restaurant on a very hot day.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing vibe, service and food! Cannot wait to go back and will recommend it to everyone!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great value
The food is great, the drinks are great and obviously the South End is a great spot. However the restaurant interior is a bit outdated. It would certainly benefit from a renovation. The $7.95 fiesta brunch is unbeatable and so good!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best brunch in town!
I went to Masa recently for brunch to celebrate my birthday with friends, and it was fabulous. Delicious food and cocktails, lovely service--best brunch in town!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really appreciated every
I really appreciated every aspect of Masa - from the gracious waiter, excellent speciality drink, delicious appetizer, flavorful main courses, to the tasty dessert. I do not often feel this way about most restaurants, since my husband is a super chef. I took him out for Father's Day and what a great surprise for him to enjoy every morsel in his mouth! We plan to come back to experience the tapas.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back!
Picked it because it was convenient but oh, what a find! There were so many interesting things on the menu, it was hard to decide what to choose. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. We were in a hurry and they were very accommodating. I'm looking forward to working my way through the menu.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch Spot
Enjoyed an excellent brunch at Masa on Saturday morning. The music in the dining room was a bit loud, but it was a beautiful day, so we enjoyed the outdoor seating. Swift and pleasant service; great breakfast standards with a Mexican twist. Would definitely go again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch Hot Spot
This is the place to go for a great Mexican-style brunch at an inexpensive price. The food is amazing!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like that they open early for breakfast/brunch. With a small child, waiting until 10 or 11 for brunch doesn't work. We were in by 9. The food was universally fresh, delicious and well prepared although the highlights were the banana (or was it plantain?) empanada (amazing sweet treat) and the Bloody Masa. What better way to start the day?
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite the deal for the fiesta brunch! Would recommend the servers asking about the preference of eggs since a couple members of our party were surprised getting them them sunny side up instead of having a choice.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Margaritas, Service, & Apps
Scallop app dish is fantastic. Huge selection of unique margaritas -- very good. Server was very attentive. Entrees were average. Would recommend for a group, especially for drinks and apps!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, great service!
Masa offers a very interesting take on Mexican food. It's best to even forget trying to label it and just leave yourself open to the taste and smell experience. It is definitely wonderful food that explodes with flavor. We had a lovely time and hope to go back sometime soon!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleasantly surprised by Masa. The 50% off tapas coupon that we received at our hotel gave us the impression that this was mostly a bar that serves bar food. It is actually a very lovely restaurant with casually elegant ambiance. The menu has a lot of very good choices. I ordered 2 appetizers for dinner (mussels and ceviche). I was a little disappointed by the ceviche. It was just a few shrimp and loads of shredded carrots and jicama. It was not ceviche. The sangria was good. The staff was friendly and attentive.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Masa is delish...brunch or dinner or just cocktails and apps at the bar...it's always great. I normally love dining outside when the weather permits, but that is Masa's one downside. The street is a little busy and dusty. But inside at the bar or high tops is great. I've eaten here with groups for brunch and also small dinners for two and it never disappoints. Try the bloody marys. yum.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
horrible waiter. We ate outside
horrible waiter. We ate outside on Sunday, July 28th. The food was excellent, but the waiter was horrible.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and drinks were awesome.
food and drinks were awesome. server was busy but nice so he wasn't intentionally doing an off job. we'll still go back but hope to sit further in the back away from the front door.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine pre-theater prix fixe
Masa is one of my favorites in Boston. Stopy by for dinner before catching a show at the Boston Center for the Arts, especially during the rest of August 2013, as they have a prixe fixe Restaurant Week menu.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had one bartender/waiter
We had one bartender/waiter who was very slow to check on us, also took about 20 minutes to realize the food we ordered was sent to another table. We moved to the bar and switched bartenders, and had a much better experience. The tapas were amazing and so was the band that played on Thursday night! Can't wait to go back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal, wonderful
Always a great meal, wonderful drinks....love this place
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very friendly staff. Excellent
Very friendly staff. Excellent food with super service. One of the best restaurants in town.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend to Masa for Restaurant Week and everything was perfect. My companion had never tried tequila before, and she was sold after having sipped each of my anejos in my "flight". The bread - excellent. The oysters - sublime. The gazpacho - perfect. The chicken or pork loin...both were incredible. And the chocolate molten cake was a great ending. The service is great. Everyone is super friendly AND knowledgeable AND non-intrusive. All in all a great experience.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Wait to go Back!
This was my second visit to Masa, but my first for brunch. I can't wait to go back! It was absolutely delicious, the service was wonderful, and although we didn't go during the brunch special (which looks like an amazing deal), I would highly recommend Masa to anyone, brunch or dinner!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb eats in the south end
We were sat immediately at our table for 2. Fortunately no one was right next to us, as the tables are somewhat tight together. Bar was lively and packed and lots of noise emanated from that area, which made it somewhat difficult to carry on a conversation. Margharitas were flowing, and the corn bread got us off to a great start. Appetizers were ordinary but main courses were exemplary. My ahi tuna was perfect, and my colleagues steak cooked to his perfection. All for a reasonable south end price.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was great. menu is very
food was great. menu is very creative, with a southwest twist on some more traditional menu items, service the night we went was not so great. the waitress was rude and dismissive, but came to the table at appropriate intervals. they were understaffed but not terribly busy that night
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal, but we felt rushed
I've been to Masa several times with my husband, and we've always had a great experience. The food and wait staff are consistently excellent. This time, we brought two friends with us. We all enjoyed our dinners, but at the end of our meal, we felt really rushed. Our waitress, who was otherwise fantastic, didn't ask if we wanted anything after dinner; she just brought the check. One of the runners cleared a dinner plate before my friend was done eating, and then almost did it a second time. We also felt like one of the managers was hovering over our table. She may have just been checking out our section, but the vibe we got was that she wanted to turn our table over. We were only there for about an hour. Great place otherwise.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
An amazing deal for brunch and fantastic service too!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome Fiesta Brunch
Finally made it out there to try their legendary brunch menu. It was amazing, but more vegan or vegetarian options would have been much appreciated.
The maitre'd was really accommodating when I had to move my reservations a few times due to a home emergency.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the sangria
My boyfriend and I had a great time enjoying the tasty tapas and drinking sangria at the bar. The bartender was extremely friendly, the atmosphere was awesome -- good choice for a date night that doesn't break the bank.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is noisy but once you get used to it you don't notice anymore. The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful. Their sangria is the best I have ever had! The service was excellent. I called to tell them we would be late and although they said we might have to wait a few minutes, that was not the case. We were greeted in a very friendly manner.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's been a while
I haven't been to this place in over two years and it felt like I never left. Food was still delicious and it left me wanting more. I'll always remember the pork tenderloin on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, under chipotle sauce, topped with strawberry salsa. I was hoping it was on the menu but alas. The experience was as good as I remembered. The best part was that it was a holiday weekend so the place was really quiet so the group could actually have a nice conversation.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
MegaRitas are HUGE
We had a great time, third trip to Masa. One of our favorites. However, the MegaRitas (sort of a Southwestern Scorpion Bowl) need to be served in a stemless glass. The way they are now, only an NBA enter sits high enough to actually drink one. Either put it in a bowl or serve with a flexi straw.
If you're going, arrive early and have tapas at the bar. That was the highlight of the evening for me (along with the Habanero/Watermelon maragarita).
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best brunch in the South End!
Best brunch in the South End. "Brunch Fiesta" deal on Saturdays and early Sundays can't be beat. Huevos Rancheros and Creamy Scrambled Eggs are to die for! Drinks and bar are also fun, very lively brunching scene on Sundays. Haven't been for dinner.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a new waiter, Alex. It was his very first shift on Masa brunch which is quite hectic I can tell you. He was a little slow and verrrry nervous but he was nice. Food was great and the one mistake Alex made was helped out by the manager. Overall it was a great experience. I will continue to go to masa for my brunch needs.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-theatre or for brunch
Because I'm a frequent theatre-goer, Masa is often my choice for dinner before a show, especially if I'm seeing something at the BCA,. The service is brisk but pleasant, and the menu is very unique with its Southwestern flavors. (I"ve never had a bad dish here.) They also have an excellent brunch menu. I've returned to Masa again and again, and it never disappoints. I always let them know in advance if I have to make a curtain, and they make sure to get me out on time. The restaurant has a lively, colorful vibe, and friendly, gracious hosts.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Long wait and very loud
I love Masa. We choose this for my Birthday because it's in our neighborhood. It's a fun, lively spot with great margaritas! And I didn't want anything fancy or fussy. Despite booking our reservation well in advance, we waited over 30 mins for our table. Unacceptable! Once seated our waitress was very nice and friendly. Service was good. But a table of 15 very loud and rude people were seated near us and the restaurant was unable to keep them under control. We had to move table because we couldn't talk to each other over their screaming. The new table was a tight squeeze, but our food and margaritas were delish.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising, Full-bodied Tastes
We were able to make a 7 or 8PM reservation for Saturday night at 10AM that same morning, which is rare for Boston's South End. We were seated right away and it took a bit long for our first round of drinks, but once we ordered our apps and meals, they came right along. They were out of our first-choice app -- empenadas -- and the rare tuna/rice wraps were OK. My kale salad with cauliflower, almonds and tart dressing was AMAZING and my short ribs were good, albeit a bit dry. I tasted my friends' meals and they were both very yummy -- they loved them, too. I'd go back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Familiar Yet Delightfuly Different
Masa has all the familiar food mains, i.e., chick, pork and beef; but they prepare it in a unique way that makes the ordinary... extraordinary. All our plates were "figuratively" licked clean.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never Disappointed By This Place. Great For A Quick Bite. Unique Dinning experience. Defintely Coming Back Again. Server Was Knowledgeable And Attentive.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM