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About La Brasa

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. 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.

124 Broadway
Somerville, MA 01245
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Steakhouse, Grill

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Late Night:
Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

Cross Street:
Glen st.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 764-1412

Website:
http://www.labrasasomerville.com/

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, Assembly
Bus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.
Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University

Executive Chef:
Daniel Bojorquez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Stay tuned to our website and social media for special events!
$1 oysters daily 5-6pm
New late night menu Friday-Saturday 10pm-1am

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open from 5pm-10pm on Christmas Eve. Come choose a special meal from the wood grill, including pork chop, sirloin, lamb chop and more. We also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options to include everyone's dietary needs.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a low key New Year's Eve. No cover charge for our party! Come hang out for dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. We can't wait!

Private Dining

We believe that sharing exceptional food with your favorite people is one of the many joys in life. La Brasa features a beautiful private and semi-private dining event space, available seven days a week, year round. The full restaurant space can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 standing.

La Brasa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Tapas (5)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

La Brasa's Sunday breakfast is nothing shirt of spectacular! The scrambled eggs are out of these world. How are they so creamy when they're not cooked with cream? And the bacon is soul-satisfying. But what's even more amazing is the pancake. It takes a little longer, but is worth any wait. It's very light but incredibly rich. Great with bacon! With a dollop of a tart cherry and chili sauce that unbelievably delicious. I've been back every Sunday for over a month. The service is perfect! And is a great airy comfortable place to be. Plenty of parking on Sunday morning, too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I'm a repeat customer who hasn't had a poor experience. Warm, welcoming and knowledgeable staff coupled with great food and awesome drinks makes this place one of my favorites.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic meal, wonderful service. Expanded menu is terrific. Not to be missed!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday night dinner food was amazing. They were short staffed so service was off. Food made it great anyway.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went to La Brasa for a date night with my girlfriend and had an amazing time. The atmosphere is extremely lively while the decor creates a very warm, friendly environment. The menu offers a nice selection of both tapas-style dishes (which we elected to try) as well as a few main courses that sounded amazing (didn't try any of them) and truly loved all of them. The only caveat to that was the squash soup, which while it was far from bad, we just thought it lacked some of the same flavor profile that other dishes had and also came out more lukewarm than expected. Beyond that, everything was fantastic. I'm also not much of a cocktail guy but decided to try the El Narciso cocktail and absolutely loved it. It's just the right amount of heat from the habanero that balances well with the sweetness of the tangerine.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this place if you're looking for a nice, but relaxed environment with amazing food and drink. It's not going to be your classic romantic date spot, but for what we wanted, it was perfect.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my third time eating at La Brasa and every time has been exceptional. The service, the drinks, atmosphere and the food.
The dining room is an open floor plan and the kitchen is open as well. I highly recommend starting with the "breads and spreads" we had the olive oil and romesco - delicious. The mexican rice was my favorite dish lots of umami and crunch. For dessert we had an amazing pairing of an expresso cocktail and tres leches creme brule. Our waitress was friendly and helpful answering our questions. Plates were cleared - not too soon and not too late and drinks were always refilled fast. Also the other staff who runs food out did not just drop it off and run away which I think is a problem in many restaurants these days.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful Neighborhood place, we made reservations for 7- had some extra's and the staff was super accommodating and found us seating for all. The food was delicious, everyone was happy and great beer and cocktails! Loads of fun.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

La Brasa serves food in a tapa influenced style where there are selected large entrees but the focus is on the small plates. We arrived at 6:45 and were still early for the crowd, which is on the younger side. The music was loud, but not so loud that it interfered with conversation. Our group of five shared roughly 12 small plates and found it to be more than enough food, and providing an excellent range of taste options. Service was well informed and not as prompt as it might be, but not so slow that we had a problem. While the vegetable dishes were very tasty, we had one vegan in our party who found the menu limited. All 'large plates' were meat options, and a number of the vegetable dishes had cheese (one even when cheese was not listed on the menu as an ingredient.) The non-vegans, however, found the food to be delicious, and we look forward to going back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fun, energetic place which means it is a bit loud. Food was very yummy and not too crazy. In other words, a steak was done nicely and they offered 4 different sauces. We had grilled oysters which are a twist on oysters rockerfeller. The bread was hearty, whole grain deliciousness which they "charged" for, sort of, in that they charged for the topping (we had the chicken mouse and ash butter). Ash butter is very interesting and delicious. Also had the romaine lettuce salad, which had a lot going on and wasn't drowned in dressing. More than enough to share. Didn't try the desserts, too full. Overall, a fun, delicious experience.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was our first time at La Brasa, but it won't be our last. The space is large, creatively designed, and has an open and warm feeling at the same time. You can always tell about management by the happiness quotient of staff. Clearly, this was a well run establishment that knew the value of their staff who were helpful, charming, and real. Finally, chef Daniel is brilliant. A chard empanada with an amazing pepper sauce on the side combines old world style with new age health, and it tasted fantastic. The oysters had us ooing and awing. My hubby got duck that wasn't fatty and so flavorful, I couldn't keep my fork out of it. Finally the Flan at meal's end was the best i have ever had.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Decent place with ok food, but the service was awful!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was all quite good, service was great and it wasn’t outrageously priced. Overall would definitely recommend for a nice night out or a special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner at La Brasa exceeded my expectations. The ambiance was cool and welcoming. The food was tasty and unique. The cocktails we delicious. It was a wonderful dining experience. Come with friends who like to share and explore different menu items.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We wanted to get brunch and the selection really wasn't huge. The 2 menu items we ordered were good however. Ambience is modern rustic, service average.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was very tasty and everything cooked and presented very well. Great selection of different small plates and they were all delicious. Wine selection also great.

Service was fair at best; we were left sitting for long periods without a server. The food runner bell ringing a couple of times a minute across the open floor plan really takes away from the ambience and experience especially if you're sitting near it.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was phenomenal. Drinks weren't fantastic. But the food was incredible.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love eating at La Brasa. Food is delicious and interesting and nothing we'd try to do ourselves. Ambiance and service are great ... not precious like some other small/medium plate Camb/Som restaurants that are noisier and tighter in space. If you are over 40 like us (way over 40), getting an earlier reservation (e.g., 7:30), even on a weekend, is usually easy.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This was our third visit, and there will be more in the future. We really enjoy the Chef's style and method of cooking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good restaurant. The food was very solid - we ordered 2 tacos, 1 quesadilla, the romaine salad, mexican fried rice, and the grilled skirt steak. My favorites were the steak, the fried rice, and the quesadilla - the taco was solid but on the expensive side, and the romaine salad took a ton of preparation to cut up.

I love the ambiance of the place. It's massive, and beautifully decorated. It'd probably be a perfect place for a bigger dinner party; plus, that would help lower the cost of some of the dishes. The hospitality is great at this restaurant, and when our quesadilla was late coming out, they sent out a delicious fried rice. My only gripe is that the the value paid is not quite there, but I would definitely recommend for a large group.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice atmosphere, attentive service, good food. Only drawback is limited and quite expensive wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I like taking people new to the neighborhood to La Brasa to show them that Somerville is a colorful, exciting, classy place. Small plates are great for sharing and it's the kind of restaurant where the food and drinks double as conversation pieces (not in an ostentatious way, but just enough). The whole branzino is a highlight, as is the breads n' spreads. Can't wait to find another excuse to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Unfortunately the service was below expectation, and so was the food.
This combined with the very high noise levels made the experience not much fun.
The prices reasonable and the cocktails are OK - so it is OK for students that want to hang out on a budget.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

La Brasa is great! this was our fourth time eating here and we'll be back!
great food, welcoming staff, quick to bring the food to the table... Bread and ash butter make it feel like home..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fantastic! Food, service, ambiance. This time I had the new salmon dish, perfectly prepared with citurs overtones--one of th best pieces of salmon I've ever had. Love coming here--friendly, open, spacious, yet intimate. A great place--abd in East Somerville!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

La Brasa always has great quality food. Very tasty and creative dishes. A little expensive, but the quality is worth it. I love the chicken liver mousse and bread.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We came to La Brasa while we were in town visiting family and had a great time. Food was excellent. Cocktails were fantastic. Only thing lacking was the wine list. There were 5 red wines by the bottle priced $50-$100+, not a great selection. The by the glass wines were better and actually cheaper to buy 4 glasses than to just buy a bottle. Other than that, amazing place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 25, 2017

absolutely wonderful! Every plate was outstanding and unique. My daughter had octopus quesadillas and said it was the most tender she had ever eaten. Kudos to the chef. Service was also outstanding--perfect amount of attention. Loved it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Tapas, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Best place in all of New England and maybe the whole East Coast!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very nice ambiance and very easy to make reservations. The food is okay at best. The food does not taste bad, but it is not remarkable. It is horribly overpriced. Your main protein (ie. salmon, beef, etc) will run you at average $25 and each of the sides cost about $10. Overall, I was unimpressed. We did not even eat the mexican fried rice. Simply flavorless.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Sub par food for fine dining. Quality does not reflect prices.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very nice space, excellent "rustic"food, good service. The wine selection is limited and pricey, more affordable options would be desirable.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had the roasted chicken , Brussels sprouts, and the steak off the menu . All were very good. We loved the poblano sauce that came with the chicken. The chef was very accommodating to my sister's special diet due to a medical condition. No gluten, eggs, sugar, etc. he marked up a menu with things ok for her to order and our server was pleasant and accommodating. The house made bread is great and I ordered with the olive oil. I would return, but I live in Seattle!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was definitely good but I think it was too expensive for the amount of food served (small amount of wine in your glass and small portions on your plate) and the type of cuisine. I would only come back for a drink and a quick bite, but not for a full dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was great -- went there for Sunday brunch. Great value all around. I need to come back for dinner so I can try out their wine list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We love La Brasa because its earthy, full of flavor and authentic cooking.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have eaten here (and reviewed) several times. Always great!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The Best food find in Somerville! Fun friendly and delicious food. Right from the start, very warm greeting and very fun bar staff with lots of very unique cocktails. Pair drinks with fresh oysters and bread, feta and olives, yum! Moved to table dinning for the most delicious fish I've had in years! Fresh, crisp, citrus, loaded with flavor. Epanadas were outstanding. Would recommend this for anyone looking for a new and delicious take on food and dinning.

Tags: Tapas, Vegan, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very limited menu. The prime rib is good, but expensive and comes with no sides. When we just got water and entrees (no alcoholic drinks or appetizers), the waitress kind of frowned at us and made us feel guilty. Felt like I was being sold to rather than being served and thanked for my business.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great for groups! They were very accommodating for our group of 10. Good service. Most of the dishes were very good. Would recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

My husband and I love La Brasa. We recently moved to the neighborhood and were surprised by the quality of the food and the friendly and fun atmosphere. It is a great place to celebrate special occasions and to impress friends and family. It is our favorite restaurant in the greater Boston area and we will definitely come back many times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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