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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.
Somerville, MA 01245
Mexican, Steakhouse, Grill
Hours of Operation:
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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