La Brasa

4.6
691 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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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 691 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 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
1 review
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
JulianB
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
JulianB
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!

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

Food was great! Cute place!

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BamBam
New England
22 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, composed combination of flavors.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was terrific. The menu was limited (I believe due to Covid). Will definitely go back and look forward to trying more items when the menu is expanded.

SC
SalC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portions. Food is Overpriced. Drinks are very weak. Nice place to go to if your are on a diet and if you don't want to catch a buzz. Not a place that you would have leftovers.

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Haskhal
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Pollo and Bavette were excellent. The Rice pudding was not as good as the mexican chocolate cake... Service was great.

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ScottM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Great food but menu was very limited and were rapidly running out of wines. Cocktails were great

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AnnamariaT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Brasa had delicious innovative dishes, great ambience, it was warm, chill and just an overall wonderful experience.

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vipraidersix2002
New England
146 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very limited menu - cool venue mahi mahi cervece was deliicisous as was the ceaser salad. Bef tips were excellent annd the roasted chicken over polents was perfect and accented by a terrific barbeque based sauce. The bartended deserves special mention for fantastic drinks made with an entertaining flair

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SarahA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Waiter was very nice and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from cocktails to dessert. Food and service were both exceptional

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service! Great ambiance. Food and drinks were great!

RB
vipRebeccaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New England chef dinner with chef Dooley - wow, yum!

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BetsyL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My last experience eating at La Brasa, way before Covid, left a great memory. When I thought where to eat for my birthday, that memory emerged. Anticipating all those unique choices from before, more like a tapas menu, at 1st I was disappointed. The menu was completely different. Sides, appetizers & dinners. Pricey! But we went for it. And were NOT disappointed! I can't rave enough! It was the best, tastiest meal I can remember. We got our money's worth. 2 orders of Oysters, hushpuppies, ribeye, chicken - both so tender with sauces accompanying them I would never make myself. Enough for 2 more meals. The main courses came with a side of warm handmade blue corn tortillas & a flavorfull bowl of black beans. Do I dare mention that we both had their flan?!

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WendyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food in general was awesome and very fresh! My only thing was the churros, they were a little greasy. That’s the only thing, everything else was really good and top notch! My favorite was diabla pizza and flautas w mole. We did have a vegan friend come, wish there were some great vegan options other than salad. Drinks were 100% crafted and made w love! So good!

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TaniqueaF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very small portioned drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, never disappoints. Great place for a wonderful meal, great cocktail, and nice wine.

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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 4.6 stars by 691 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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