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La Brasa

4.4
4.4
754 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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 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.

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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Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    take-out and delivery Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Take-Out and Delivery Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1612 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Bojorquez

  • Private party facilities

    We host birthdays, engagement parties, graduation parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, and any other celebrations you can think of! The full restaurant space can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 standing.

  • Private party contact

    La Brasa Private Event Manager: (866) 280-7214

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Glen Street

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Parking lot available behind restraunt after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, AssemblyBus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University, East Somerville, Cambridge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Emperar

  • Chips + Dips$12.00

    Guacamole con pico de gallo, salsa morita, tortilla chips

    • Three Sisters$12.00

      Kale, sweetcorn, black beans, butternut, pasilla pepper, tomatillo vinaigrette, cotija

      • Ceviche de Pescado$16.00

        Green harissa, avocado, cucumber, fermented habanero, cilantro + mint, citrus

        • Taco de Cochinita Pibil$6.00

          Achiote marinated pork, refried beans, radish, lime, pickled red onion, habanero

          • Tamal$15.00

            Queso stuffed poblano, heirloom masa, salsa verse, grilled pork belly

            Platos Fuertes

            • 1/2 Heritage Chicken$30.00

              ancho tomatillo bbq, honeynut squash, charred broccoli rabe, crispy garlic, lime

              • Carne Asada$32.00

                mole negro, maitake mushroom, papas al mojo de who, chimichurri, fresh horseradish

                • Maine Halibut$30.00

                  Over roasted sweet potato, Brussels, granny smith apple, maple brown butter gastric, pepitas

                  • Quesadilla$25.00

                    Huitlacoche, oaxacan string cheese, black beans, charred onion, poblano crema

                    Sides

                    • Elote$10.00

                      Mexican street for, wood fire grilled, chipotle aioli, cotija, basil lime

                      • Loaded Sweet Potato$11.00

                        Fire roasted, goat cheese, pistachio, walnuts, honey vinaigrette

                        • Frijoles Negros$4.00

                          Heirloom Mexican black beans

                          • Heirloom Corn Tortillas$6.00

                            Made to order

                            Postres

                            • Boca Negra$10.00

                              Mexican chocolate cake, tomatillo marmalade, whipped cream

                              • Arroz con Leche$10.00

                                Vanilla rice pudding, amaro, macerated cherries, orange, pistachio

                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                What 754 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.4
                                4.4 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.5Food
                                • 4.2Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.1Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Charlotte

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was incredible. Every dish was better than the next. Pork tacos were amazing. Excellent drinks as well.

                                2. JH

                                  JHM2000

                                  New England

                                  14 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  14 reviews

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Dined with another couple and enjoyed every aspect. Was delighted that the restaurant had an open kitchen, relaxed staff, and well designed dining and bar area. The appetizers and entrees we ordered were all done correctly, delivered quickly, and hit the mark for creativity and quality.

                                3. DM

                                  DevonM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A wonderful restaurant in East Somerville! It's a great spot for brunch or dinner. Its a gem.

                                4. MS

                                  MariaS

                                  New England

                                  5 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall2food4service1ambience3

                                  We went there for mothers day and ordered three dishes and each of them came in at a different timing. This resulted in me eating first, then my husband’s dish came in and I was done while my two kids were still waiting on their food, and got theirs last. Very bad timing really make my mothers day lunch unpleasant. Would not recommend this place, food is good although pricey for what it is.

                                5. FJ

                                  FoodJunkie

                                  New Orleans

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                  The steak entree and Ribs were delicious. The chicken was very bland. Service was tremendously slow. The atmosphere was fun with great cocktails. Overall not worth the price.

                                6. MS

                                  MaggieS

                                  New England

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                  The ambiance was the best part, close second was the food. Great little tapas experience - my friend and I shared each plate, so it was a great way to try quite a few things! There was a DJ there that night - super fun, but I was glad we sat in the opposite corner of the room. It made for the perfect back drop.

                                7. JP

                                  JaneP

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall1food3service5ambience1

                                  Very disappointed in the new menu post pandemic. Fewer choices and none of the old great stuff!! Music was beyond way too loud. Yikes. Bartender was outstanding. Attentive without being annoying. Was hoping to sit adjacent to the kitchen as we had done many times previously and those seats were no longer. Won’t recommend

                                8. CB

                                  CaitlinB

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  The menu was pretty limited and some items were expensive. The space was beautiful and the food and cocktails were great

                                9. P

                                  Packagedeal

                                  New England

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic meal. We will be back. Ceasar Salad, Ribs and Pork Chop were standouts.

                                10. c

                                  cbettens

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Love the vibe. Great "gents" behind the bar and great favorable food and spirits!

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Easter Sunday. Great Food, not crowded, easy parking. Higher price point, but the Food was outstanding.

                                12. BD

                                  BrianD

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Fabulous to see Chef back in the kitchen..food was great as usual.

                                13. GC

                                  GgChamps

                                  Los Angeles

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  Sort of a small menu for food but everything is very high quality. Outstanding food, flavors, drinks and atmosphere.

                                14. PL

                                  PeggyLou

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  The food was great, service got better as the meal progressed - a fun evening for a birthday celebration.

                                15. CL

                                  CoraL

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Brunch was amazing, the steak was awesome and the pancakes were sooo good

                                16. SW

                                  SmitaW

                                  San Francisco

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious food and our waitress knew exactly how to help us decide on items. She paired a crisp Spanish white wine for us as well. We did not feel hurried and food was timed perfectly. Thank you for a wonderful experience and umami for sure!

                                17. ES

                                  EllenS

                                  Miami

                                  31 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  31 reviews

                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  We enjoyed a fun dinner there. The food and atmosphere is great!

                                18. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                  The food was hit or miss. The service was awful. Took 40 minutes to get a drink and everyone in the kitchen was drinking on the job. One of our dishes never came and they kept delivering other tables’ drinks to our table. Very poorly managed restaurant.

                                19. J

                                  Jenn

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We came to La Brasa for the first time last week and visited again with friends this week! Great atmosphere, tasty, interesting drinks and delicious food! And no problem finding street parking is a plus!

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  La Brasa is a great spot for a date night or a small group dinner. Food is unreal, ambiance is fantastic, and the service is just right. Attentive, professional, and kind without being overbearing.

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was amazing. Everything was very unique, cocktails were great!

                                22. AB

                                  AndyB

                                  New England

                                  18 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  18 reviews

                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Love this Somervillespot. Food and cocktails are great! It also has a cool ambience with the scent of woodsmoke in the air.

                                23. MA

                                  MarniqueA

                                  Savannah

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Hands down in my top 5 favorite meals ever! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here last night and everything was over the top delicious. Ceviche was so fresh, Charred octopus was out this world good. We also shared the ancho pork ribs which were so tender they fell off the bone. Carne Asada perfectly cooked and seasoned as well. Can’t wait to go back!

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                  overall2food2service1ambience4

                                  Unfortunately very slow service and food was not prepared properly. But beautiful ambiance.

                                25. S

                                  Sharon

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was exceptional!! The staff were lovely and the atmosphere is so hip and cool. Highly recommend!

                                26. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on February 24, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                  The sparkling water was $7 a bottle… I was not expecting this!

                                27. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  84 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  84 reviews

                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                  Only serves brunch - there is no indication of that on fregué web site. Expected normal menu. Brunch options are limited, this is clearly not a Mexican restaurant. There are numerous other small Mexican or Brazilian restaurants in the neighborhood that would likely be a better choice. Service was not great - not due to slowness, but it didn’t seem like the server was even trying to make it a good experience - - she seemed indifferent. As did the host. We were really disappointed.

                                28. CD

                                  CiaranD

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Food was great, they just seemed understaffed for what they needed.

                                29. AG

                                  AlexG

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food and service was exceptional, I couldn't recommend it enough!

                                30. G

                                  Girlsnightlover

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                  Guacamole is like it came out of a tube and chips were cold and just ok. Drinks were not great and the quesadilla was hard. The place was cold as well.

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Western NC

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had the three sisters salad and the quesadillas- both were terrific.

                                32. T

                                  joshT

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                                  overall4food2service4ambience5

                                  La brasa has a great atmosphere and I was really excited when i walked in but, quacamole that was just avacado paste and lime juice and slightly cold steak let me and my girlfriend down.

                                33. M

                                  Mooooran

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Made a reservation which was confirmed and you texted me to remind me yet you were closed!

                                34. SO

                                  SOX3

                                  New England

                                  16 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  16 reviews

                                  Dined on December 29, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  On a cold post XMAS night, we were warmly welcomed by the hostess and our server who was very attentive throughout. While the menu is short, it remains varied and very complimentary. Our meals, fresh Maine halibut and pork tacos, were superb and far above, (in both authentic ingredients and perfect preparation and presentation) typical NE Mexican fare. The spicy margarita was a perfect hit and matched the jazzy soundtrack that filled the very interesting, airy, and uncrowded space. There are few restaurants that you can imagine as a refuge from the pandemic, but this is one of them

                                35. SG

                                  SandraG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 17, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  What a great find can’t believe I didn’t know about this place sooner. Food and drinks were great. Staff was amazing. We enjoyed the atmosphere and definitely plan to go back soon.

                                36. F

                                  Furd

                                  New England

                                  7 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on December 10, 2021

                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                  After having enjoyed La Brasa many times, we were very disappointed with this last visit. The menu, which was always changing, has become very limited -- potentially understandably in these times. But the service was really desultory at best, making it a relatively uncomfortable evening for us and our friends. The drinks/wine were fine, so it may be that side of things are holding on, but it's going to be quite a while before we give them another try, sadly.

                                37. L

                                  Lucy

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 8, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious and inventive, Mexican/Mexican-inspired handmade food. Incredible drinks and even more incredible dessert.

                                38. TB

                                  ToddB

                                  New England

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on December 3, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Zoe (sp?) our server was fantastic! Super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. She made our evening!

                                39. AM

                                  AngieMichelle

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 28, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  La Brasa is always a good idea, my fiancé and I have been coming for years for any and every reason: lunch, brunch, after work drinks, date nights and all these entail. it’s special in every way.

                                40. SS

                                  SamanthaS

                                  New England

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on November 23, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  All of the food was delicious! The service was also amazing. Great place that could accommodate and larger group, while also being intimate for a smaller party.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                FAQs

                                You can order delivery directly from La Brasa using the Order Online button. La Brasa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-1612 ext. 1.

                                La Brasa is rated 4.4 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Booked 6 times today
                                Google Map for La Brasa

                                124 Broadway Somerville, MA 01245

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Glen Street

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Somerville

                                • Hours of operation

                                  take-out and delivery Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Take-Out and Delivery Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking details

                                  There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Parking lot available behind restraunt after 5pm.

                                • Public transit

                                  MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, AssemblyBus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University, East Somerville, Cambridge

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Daniel Bojorquez

                                • Additional

                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (617) 764-1612 ext. 1

                                • Private party facilities

                                  We host birthdays, engagement parties, graduation parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, and any other celebrations you can think of! The full restaurant space can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 standing.

                                • Private party contact

                                  La Brasa Private Event Manager: (866) 280-7214

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