La Brasa

4.5
561 reviews
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Located near Tufts University, Assembly Row, and Partners HealthCare, La Brasa is an inviting and comfortable space to hang out for a delicious cocktail or to dine on a memorable meal from the wood grill. Join us for Date Night hosted every Wednesday, ESOM most first Saturdays of the month or for your special event such as Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Corporate Events and more!

Chef Daniel Bojorquez has created a menu which has culinary influences rooted in the same countries as many of the residents of East Somerville. We invite you to enjoy old favorite dishes such as the prime rib meat cart and the fully loaded sweet potato or new dishes like the grilled lamb chop.

La Brasa is a Mexican Steak House and Grill, located on Broadway in East Somerville adjacent to its sister restaurant Fat Hen.
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Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 561 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Brasa is ALWAYS our go to. The food is incredible and the people and service are phenomenal.

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent - we ordered about 6-7 different small plates/apps). Their cocktails were also amazing and interesting. Fun/cool atmosphere although we all though too loud (high ceilings make it noisy with crowds). Service was a little slow at first (wait staff was working hard, just spread too thinly), but then it seemed to settle in and then very attentive staff across all servers. All of us (foodies on our crowd of 4) would definitely and highly recommend!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the pricey side but worth it! excellent tacos, chicken wings, and Mexican fried rice- Skimpy on the wine pours and pricey cocktails but the excellent dishes are worth the trip to East Somerville..

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Chewy raw meat served as medium rare. Basically, not good steak. Side dishes that tried to hard, some good.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu with good bar menu, bread with unusual spreads, great wood-grilled meat and tasty side dishes. Very lively and quite loud. Highly recommend.

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New England
258 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Brasa has a relatively recent addition to its weekend dinner menu: a bone in rib eye steak with red wine jus served with sunchokes (what a fascinating altrernative to potatoes) and an out-of-this world "chopped salad" with jicama and a lime viaigrette. The steak was cooked to perfection, juicy, tender, and incredibly tasty (how many high-priced steaks have you had that had no taste whatsoever?). It's a dinner for two, and is so ample and satifying, you will probably still take something home with you. Dessert is not included, but La Brasa's desserts (not too much choice) are scrumptious. I love the tres leches cake and the flan just about equally. The service staff is smart and helpful, and the atmosphere of the large room is both warm and intimate. Great place!

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MA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The avo toast rocked my world! Still thinking about it days later. 😊

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TV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, consistent quality, interesting cocktails. We never hesitate to come back.

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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were great! Breads and spreads Great! Brussel Sprouts Amazing! Short ribs highly recommended

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was fine, the food was okay but incredibly overpriced. I did not have a bad experience but for what we paid I would expect exceptional food and service. There was nothing exceptional about it. I will not return.

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DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary was great and spicy. Great choice of various unusual choices. I had the avocado toast which had smoked salmon which was wonderful. Great comfy relaxed vibe

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ER
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I like the relaxed atmosphere and feel of the place.
The menu is good.
Area for improvement is the delivery from the kitchen to the table. For example, we ordered a grilled steak with couple of side dishes and by the time the food was delivered to our table all items (including the steak) were already cold. we sent it back to be warmed up....

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AV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is amazing. Hats of to Chef Daniel !
One of my favorite restaurant for very good food in a casual setting.

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SJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Brasa has a great vibe - always a nice evening-food is great, service is on the mark and you leave feelin fine!

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d
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tacos, Brussels, skirt steak, and flan were very worthy. Wings were too salty. Lamb was good but not noteworthy. Broccolini was tepid and unexceptional other than the pomegranate

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TP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love La Brasa. I was a little disappointed as some of my favorites on the menu were replaced, but everything was ordered was super delicious... A+

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always great! Make sure to order the pancake!

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was incredible for taste and some/most was warm, not hot. Bloodies were really well prepared. The restaurant was not that busy for our noon reservation but the service was off. Missed drinks and coffee, well even missed an entre for our table of 8.

I would go back for the food. Service needs a shot in the arm.

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DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot, first time there. Everything from the drinks, to apps, to entrees, was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing! Waitress was helpful in helping us pick out Gluten Free options.

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SA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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D
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! Great food, drinks, and atmosphere only to be outdone by the fantastic service. We can't wait to come back!

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CH
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mother here for her birthday. Drinks were fantastic is and the food was phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and get the bread with various spreads, and the fried wings. Also, the flan was terrific.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Skirt steak and beef shank excellent as were the sides. Drink recommendations by server spot on. Highly recommend

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Mexican BBQ, friendly service, moderate noise level in a relaxed open wood accented dining room. We had shrimp, skirt steak and lamb chops all cooked on the open flame to perfection.

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love brunch at La Brasa, especially the avocado toast with a poached egg. It was an easy spot to meet friends on Sunday with plenty of street parking and a low key atmosphere. Everyone ordered something different and loved their meals. Service was fantastic.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Great ambient, very cozy and warm. Amazing meat on the grill (we took the T-bone) and very tasty vegetables dishes.
Compliments

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SK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great vibe, friendly waiter, good service. They have a couple of very expensive steaks on the menu that they need to learn how to cook. Unlike my companions who went for the more expensive cuts I had the flank steak and it was excellent. I guess the lesson here is if you want a perfectly grilled T-bone go to a steak place. That being said - the rest of the food was creative and very good. I would definitely go back and would recommend it for a fun evening out.

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ZB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

it’s not mexican food at all, also maybe $$. expensive entrees but a lot of starters... still 2/12 are mexican 👀

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays I. Wes here are great
If you love flan! People who work here are friendly and real, and the food was great! We split a special dish and the side dishes were delicious ! Brussels sprouts , beets, sweet potato... lovely winter food

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FF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Steak was still mooing server brushed me off. He seemed overworked. Chicken wings are basic. Good service goes miles, work on it.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Just ok food

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The ambience is pleasing but the food was very underwhelming. Good place to hang out for a drink not so much for dinner

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FA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I went there for New Year's Eve and I made a reservation but when we got there, the table was not ready. We had to wait for about 15 minutes.
As a token of excuse, they served some appetizers on the house. Service could have been better.
Other than that, the ambience is good.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation, had a seat at the bar. We were quickly served drinks. Drink menu has some unusual offerings that were fantastic. Service is top notch . I had the sirlon which was cooked perfectly. Entrees are not offered with sides.

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EL
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was bad despite the restaurant being almost completely empty. We had the sweet potato with goat cheese, the fried potatoes, the deviled egg crisps, the grilled shrimp and the duck leg. The dishes were either completely bland or extremely salty. Definitely not worth the money. The whole thing feels and tastes like compromise. Careful if ordering soda as they don't do refills (and don't tell you) but serve you a glass full of ice with three drops of soda for $2.

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and unique!

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TP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Somerville restaurant... love everything about this place. Terrific atmosphere and the food is always excellent

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BD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique experience. The aroma from the stone oven greets you, foreshadowing delicious food to come. A wonderful blend of elegant simplicity with rustic overtones. You can really taste the fresh vegetables (broccolini, leeks, carrots) which I'm told come from local farms. The slow cooked barbecue brisket melts in your mouth. Perhaps the Swiss chard dish was their best (several of my colleagues had it). After having a scrumptious dinner, we went back for brunch (I can't say that I ever went to the same restaurant two days in a row); french toast was a generous portion, had a beautiful presentation, and was super tasty. Nice drink menu. Nice oyster bar. Reasonably priced. Service was extremely attentive. The waiters had sincere smiles on their face. It really seems like they were happy to serve us. We are definitely going back!

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