La Brasa

4.3
706 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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vipEdLB
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Bland and forgettable

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LanaJ
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Friday night date. Food was beyond excellent. Service was great. Waitress was very attentive and food came out promptly. A little pricier but so worth it

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FoodFan
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal and experience at La Brasa celebrating a special birthday! Ceviche appetizer, carne asada entree and boca negra dessert were all outstanding as was the service and atmosphere!

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Robonit
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Short staffed made for slow service, but waitress was very nice. Food is mediocre and the menu is clunky.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Good food and drinks. Under staffed - had to wait 55 min from when we sat down to when we got our first drink. Will not be going back. I’ll make my own.

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Dorothy
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service very good. As always, interesting and delicious and sophisticated food - one of my very favorite restaurants in Boston area. And I love looking into the windows of the nearby barber shop!

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JustinH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great space. A real East Somerville gem.

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RunningFoodie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Mexican food and I have been hunting for food that goes beyond tacos, enchiladas, and other "street" fare. I was at a loss and thought I would never find it. Then I came across La Brasa. Takes the words "Mexican" and "cuisine" and elevates them into an actual fine dining experience. We ordered just about half the menu and we were not disappointed. The only surprise was the guacamole which seemed to be creamed as opposed to chunky but the flavor was all there! The pork belly, the caesar salad, the steak, and the chips with mussels (pickled - surprise! Who knew!) all packed a flavor punch. We sat outside which was not the most ambient since it is on a main street. However, the patio was enclosed and very private; we did not notice the cars except for a few passersby during dinner.

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J826
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but good things to say about this place. Great service, ambience, and the food is always delicious. Glad they have reopened, and appreciate the outdoor dining experience. Don't miss all the chips and dips. (or the corn & caesar salad!)

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vipShachmand
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cool vibe. The halibut was crusted very nicely and delicious. I also enjoyed the steak and ceviche.

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NancyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot for dinner when visiting the Boston area. After attending an extraordinary wedding reception here in 2018, we take every opportunity to return to La Brasa. Uber out of downtown Boston and into Somerville for the best cuisine, service, and ambience. Looking forward to our next trip to Boston and another amazing dinner at La Brasa!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow service, we got in at 8 pm, meal wasn’t served till 9:40
Everyone was nice food was delicious but definitely Understaffed

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NickM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went on a quiet Friday night. The 15 minute wait from when you sit down and have your drink order taken is good for first dates. Cesar salad is great, a little too much cheese for our taste. Ceviche and guacamole are the best appetizers. Try the taco but have sauce on the side, as it is spicy. Interesting interpretation of Mexican cuisine, some classics and some new items. Worth it.

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LyndseyF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly still staffing back up post-pandemic, but the service was great. Food was delicious. The restaurant has a great vibe when full, but it was still relaxed and fun even though there wasn’t a big crowd. Hoping to see this place back to full capacity soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Honestly there is really nothing Mexican about this place. The environment was nice and all but the menu was so small and nothing Mexican on there menu besides tortillas and street corn. My group ended up just grabbing drinks (mediocre) and going somewhere else for dinner.

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Sophie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal, fresh and savory, friendly service.

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CynthiaP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I selected the restaurant for the fish and appetizers for my granddaughters HS grad dinner (late due to my arrival north delayed). Fish was great - the appetizers were disappointing. Guacamole was runny an ceviche loaded with avocado (hardly any fish). Great deserts.

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vipLina
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This place was below average. The food wasn’t bad and the drinks were fine, but there were such limited options, which made it really hard to find something for everyone to eat.

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AxelS
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathleen,
Thank you for a great experience.
Axel & Kathleen

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Awesome! A gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend.

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Lula
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is very cute and gives a cool vibe. There is artwork walking towards the bathroom and they also have outside seating. The food gave Ethiopian meets American but we enjoyed everything. There is a red sauce served with the chips that is a tad bit spicy and the quesadilla is not like a regular quesadilla but it's good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife ordered a spicy margarita and loved it.
The pork tamale was excellent!
Unfortunately no kid’s meals available. Steak my wife ordered was also good.
Overall our serve Christian a believe, was very good. The pork tamale was the best.

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Jocelyn
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It is a truly unique place with amazing food. You must go there now!

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LisaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at La Brasa and I was impressed by the experience overall – we weren't able to reserve spots on the patio ahead of time, but they were able to seat us outside anyway. All the dishes were delicious – we ordered three different options to share and taste a variety, but we all loved our own plate and barely wanted to share!

JB
vipJulianB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best of Somerville authentic Mexican cuisine with Mexican chef and a great staff.
Do not hesitate to go.

JB
vipJulianB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best traditional contemporary Mexican Restaurant I have had (this means a lot coming from someone born and raised in mexico city), they really cook in a traditional way, you cant never go wrong with them.!

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KelsieO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty good - I remember the menu being bigger + better but it was still a good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at A Brasa. Tonight the seafood ceviche was Devine- the perfect amount of citrus balanced with the avocado and blood oranges. The special pollo- chicken legs with mole. My taste buds are perfectly satiated. And the service was not rushed, polite and informative.
As always, I heartily recommend La Brasa!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Cute place!

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BamBam
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place. It wasn't overwhelmingly amazing but not bad at all. A little loud for such small seating available in a large space. Ceviche was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Loved the atmosphere too. Servers were friendly. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have always heard good things in the past but after trying to food last week I was very disappointed. Nothing tasted good. Even the guacamole was puréed and flavorless. At least the waitress was nice.

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LivS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious ceviche and guacamole, great service as well. Very cute patio!

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AmyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food, nice ambiance. We went for a date night.

LG
LaitzaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cute environment. Music is not too loud. Menu is very limited though. We had the steak and the ceviche. No complaint.

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Daniel
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, although a little pricey... dishes are not as fancy as to cost that much. But they are tasty.

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vipmelijer
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu was very limited but food was good as always

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beedee
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of East Somerville's gems. During pandemic times, they've shrunk the menu considerably, but everything on it is great, they know how to cook a steak, and they've been making tortillas by hand. (It's one of the only places I'm comfortable dining indoors, since the eponymous wood-fired grill in a very open kitchen means the place is epically well ventilated.) Their vibe is always awesome, a bit of CDMX in Somerville.

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CloX
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. We enjoyed our dinner here.

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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 4.3 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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