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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One of my perennial favorite restaurants. The menu changes frequently, but they always deliver innovative, outstanding meals.
Our first time there so we didn’t know the menu. We were seated right away and we got our water glasses filled right away. Took a couple of mins for the waitress to come over which was fine because it gave us a chance to take in the feel of the restaurant and look at our drink menu. The waitress was awesome! Genuinely friendly smile and very helpful. She has awesome suggestions which were delicious! She checked on us very frequently even though she had a couple of large parties. She comped us our dessert because we waited a bit for our food - we didn’t feel like we waited... but we appreciated the gesture. We tipped her 50% just because of the awesome service and thoughtfulness. We have already told some friends about the restaurant and we will definitely be back!!
Thank you so much for this lovely review Teresa! We value all feedback, and it feels so good to hear when we nail it! Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Wonderful staff, service, food and drinks! Will definitely be back!
Really nice place to share some tapas type servings. Very nice meals with friendly servers
Good food, but expensive for what you get. Beautiful restaurant, especially if you can sit outside.
Great food, wonderful staff.
Food and drinks were creative and delicious! It was a cute spot and I look forward to going back
Wait staff very patient with us (we changed tables three times). Struck by hoe happy wait staff were to be working there, very nice and attentive on a busy night. Food was great.
There were 6 of us. We are foodies and cooks.
The service was great. The food was creative and spot on. We shared 12 apps, one dinner and 2 desserts with lots of drinks. The bill was beyond reasonable ($240 for 6 pp = $40/pp including tip)!
We will be back. Do not hesitate to eat here.
The $1.00 oysters before 6pm are a great deal, but apart from that the food is mediocre and the selection is very limited. We had the pork meatballs. They were so spicy as to be virtually inedible and the vegetable accompaniment meager and useless. And this was the best on the menu. We had eaten at the Fat Hen, their next door version and that was excellent.
Asbsolutely loved this place. Great ambiance, and even better food! Service was excellent. Literally my ONLY qualm was the cost. Highly recommend it, but be aware that is can be a bit expensive.
Cocktails delicious, Brasa Burger (brunch) was a tad greasy and the side salad was a little strange....wish I knew it would contain jimaca - not a fan.
One of my local favorites. Food and service is always terrific and I love the vibe.
Thank you so much for the shout out TheParsippanyStrange! We are happy when our guests are happy :-)
Rarely does a restaurant have all the qualities of a friendly casual atmosphere, an amazing array of delectable plates in both vegetable and meat/ fish dishes, beautiful interesting decor, and an approachable owner. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!
Food and ambiance were excellent, but on the whole overpriced.
Nice ambience and terrific service. The food was a mix of truly excellent and "fine but not memorable", with the taco and dumpling appetizers being truly exceptional but the roast chicken (kinda dry) and fish entrees (under-seasoned) clocking in as a solid average. We might again to see if the kitchen was more on their game for the mains, as it seems like a nice place with excellent staff.
We had an awesome time at La Brasa brunch! Food was killer, service was welcoming and attentive and the ambiance fit the brunch vibe perfectly. Definitely one of the best brunches in town!
I really wanted to like this spot. We had a 7:30 reservation and by the time we ordered they do not have available either of the entrees that we wanted to order. There was not a huge selection of options to begin with. We ordered the rib eye to split. Initially they gave us only one steak knife, huh??? My order was to be non-diary and then a side arrived with cheese on it. The plates were tiny to eat on... we requested another couple of side plates for the side dishes. The waiter was nice enough, but I think very inexperienced. There were just two many moments that didn't help make a great dining experience. The place itself had a nice vibe, I just wished the food and experience matched that.
La Brasa is a wonderful gem in East Somerville. It has high quality food and an open space with large wooden furniture to make you feel cozy. And the servers are attentive.
Thank you so much Justina! We aim to feed everyone well, feel welcomed and taken care of.
This was my third time there. The second wasn't very good but I opted to try again and was disappointed. The food was over salted and over sweet. Several of the main options where gone (including burgers). Bread took a long time in coming and the service was weak. No drink orders asked for. Given it was only 20% full, I was a bit surprised we didn't get much attention.
Hi Somervilleeating - I'm sorry your experiences warranted this type of review. I will certainly speak with staff regarding your points, and I hope to use your review as example for improvement. Best Wishes, Katelyn
The waiter was not attentive and didn’t make us feel welcomed. I’ll think twice before heading to this establishment for Father’s Day
Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry to hear your server didn't make you feel welcomed. This is certainly not the impression we wanted to give, especially on Father's Day. I will make sure to speak with my staff as I'm seeing a trend from the day of your visit. Best Wishes, Katelyn
The empanadas were AMAZING! And who would've thought a whole branzino can be elevated to a make your own fish taco dish? SO SO SO GOOD!
I really like the food and the hip atmosphere. I think the selections are limited and ambiance almost too hip and not warm, but that is okay for certain types of get togethers.
La Brasa is truly a hidden gem of Somerville. Attention to detail in the flavoring of every dish, quality ingredients, and great service make this pricier venue truly worth it. While I can only speak to the dinner offerings, I would confidently attend brunch service as well.
Terrible for and service
Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry to hear you had a terrible experience. If you would be more specific, I would love to take this as a chance to receive some constructive criticism, and use it to improve next time. Thank you so much!
Mostly food was just 'meh' and too salty. Felt overpriced.
The team at La Brasa prove how amazing service can elevate a world class menu into a remarkable evening. From the moment the hostess greeted us, to being seated at a comfortable, rustic table in the beautifully lit space, we knew we were in good hands. Beautiful dishes from the kitchen arrived quickly upon ordering, with the deftly-trained staff sliding and removing plates without interrupting the table's conversations. The cocktails (one of which was non-alcoholic) were next level - the bartender exhibited a superior knowledge of flavours, texture, presentation. And the FOOD - each dish was a delightful surprise, where standards like nachos and loaded sweet potato came with exciting twists, enhancing the flavours amidst generous portions. I cannot recommend La Brasa enough - go! go! go!
I wanted to like La Brasa so bad and maybe we just caught them on a bad night. Walked into an almost empty restaurant and had to wait for a table, even with a reservation... and there was no one else there. Sat at the bar. Waited 10 minutes for a drink. Finally get a drink. Hostess tells us our table is ready but we have to close out at the bar before going to the table. Again, there were about 20 people in the entire place, why couldn't they transfer this drink to our table? Waited 15 minutes for the waitress to give us menus. Waited another 20+ for her to take our order. Food came out fast. Except dessert, which took another 20 minutes. Thank god I had good company that I was looking forward to catching up with, otherwise I probably would have left. It was laughably bad service but I don't even think it was the server's fault. She was honestly the only person taking orders in the whole place. Maybe all the other servers and bartenders called out that night. Not sure it's worth trying again.
Hi Shannon, I'm sorry to hear about your poor experience. I'm afraid I don't see your reservation for guest count, however we do seat complete parties only. If you arrived before your other party members, that could have been a reason for the wait. I will certainly speak to my staff regarding product wait times - I do know we were quite busy on Wednesday night per our cover count, so I will speak to the manager on duty that night about possibly adding staffing! Thank you for your feedback!
Great location and the restaurant has great ambiance, cool looking.
Food was really good.
The bottle of wine we ordered is usually a $12 bottle in store. It was marked up to $40 !! A little overpriced
The cocktails were really good
Food is OK and service was mediocre. Ordered an Andian Spritz and got a regular Aperol Spritz and the server tried to convinced us that it was the correct drink.
Great service, food, and atmosphere! Definitely want to come back to try dinner options.
Love La Brasa. It's great to just get apps or larger plates. Great flavors in the food. We had the stuffed sweet potato, always a fav. Fried chicken wings and tacos carnitas were excellent as well.
Wonderful experience!!! Everything from the service to the food and atmosphere was perfect. I will absolutely be returning!!
Hi KellyK, thank you so much for joining us on Mother's Day! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I love bringing people to La Brasa whether for dinner or drinks. The staff is welcoming and offers great suggestions. The food is always excellent and the vibe is upbeat without overpowering
Hi Travelerham, Thank you for visiting us on Mother's Day and for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!
Nice place loved the food and drink would go again and tell anyone I know to go
Thank you so much JenniferC! Word of mouth recommendations are so important to our business, and we very much appreciate your kind review!
Can you see why I didn't get points for this? we all arrived and on time for this reservation thanks!
Absolutely delicious, but $3 a wing is ridiculous. And they weren't nearly as large as we were lead to believe. Otherwise though, everything was great.
Service was excellent. Creative cocktails and dishes
Every dish here is always out of this world good. I've never eaten anything that wasn't incredible.