La Brasa

4.5
571 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
International
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 571 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Dinner was fabulous. In early so no issues waiting or parking., Many parent and millennial children. Why? Cool, hip environment ( all throwback 80s rock and roll music), in town vibe, but on the pricier side of dining out in Somerville.

Worth every penny.

Brilliant menu and service. Wonderful, memorable gathering over great food

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed our meal a lot. They have added a section of the menu to include full entrees with sides. My bronzini was very flavorful whole fish, deboned, with a pepper sauce, limes, avocado and tortillas . Mexican rice was delicious.

Report
Helpful
a
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

On Wednesday, April 17th myself and 2 friends went to La Brasa to take advantage of their date night menu. We were possibly expecting a 4th but were there mainly for the cocktails. We had a few questions about cocktails and the server admitted that she was new—she answered all our questions and the cocktails were great as usual. We let our server know that the three of us would like to share the date night special—we’ve done this many times before without any issues. Due to allergies (2 of us) we asked for dairy on the side. The first course was sweet potatoes, and we were pleasantly surprised to see 4 small potatoes—2 with dairy on the side (normally you get 2 very large sweet potatoes). We figured our server had taken the initiative to divide the portions, which we were extremely appreciative. The food was excellent, the drinks were amazing, but in the end we were charged with 2 date night specials. That’s not what we asked for, nor did our server make it clear that she was charging us. We merely wanted to snack while we enjoyed company and cocktails. At the end of the night we received a bill for $225.00 which would have been fine, if that’s what we had requested. We paid the bill. Left a 20%+ tip and left disappointed in the service. IF we go back we won’t assume anything.

La Brasa
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi aicinar, I'm very sorry you were disappointed with your service. I agree, the amount you were being charged for should have been discussed. I would be happy to send you a gift certificate for the amount of one date night if you would send me your email address. I can be reached at katelyn@labrasasomerville or 617-764-1412. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon

Report
Helpful
m
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prompt, professional service. Food fresh & flavorful. Will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
P
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall nice, but the completely open, industrial ceiling aesthetic is always too loud. Everything else was great!

Report
Helpful
FE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We got the branzino, bread with ricotta and shishito peppers, and brussel sprouts, and they all were fantastic. Their cocktail menu was incredibly fun.

Report
Helpful
AT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Charlotte, our server could have been more pleasant. All else was great.

Report
Helpful
SA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Brassa has become a go to staple for us. They’re food is great, and the service is exceptional. All the servers we’ve had are very friendly. I would recommend La Brasa to anyone.

Report
Helpful
h
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The creativity behind these dishes is amazing! Our friends were so impressed with the experience!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for drinks and dinner. We had excellent service both at the bar and our table. Our food was perfectly cooked and delicious. My one request would be for a slightly more extensive menu. Other than that, we absolutely loved it and I recommend.

Bonus: they have a free parking lot in the back!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
f
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..

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
A
New England
10 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.

Report
Helpful
L
New England
259 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!

La Brasa
Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you Lloyd! It is always a pleasure to see you, and your feedback is always highly regarded.

Report
Helpful
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. 😊

La Brasa
Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you MargaretA! Our Sous Chef has been working hard to improve upon our existing menu, and we are very proud of his new version of the Avo toast. We are glad you enjoyed it!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
b
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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....

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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+

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
14 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

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

Great service

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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 👀

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
15

Tweets by La Brasa