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VISIT OUR PATIO! Only oudoor seating.
Take Out and Delivery available.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Outstanding food and drinks!! Great patio. In the front and back.
Not your typical Mexican spot -- It's run by Mexico City natives working to represent the city's bar scene. A well-curated bar and menu.
Barra was absolutely wonderful. Literally the best food I've had in Boston, and some of the best Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico. Beautifully curated cocktail, mezcal and sotol list, a thoughtful and inventive menu. Absolutely do not miss the gringas tacos or the tetelas -- everything was wonderful, but those two knocked me dead. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable, they gave wonderful recommendations, and brought all the ambiance of the very chic indoor space into the patio dining experience. Can't wait to go back again, and again, and again. (Seriously, I hope they liked us, because we're definitely going to be frequent visitors.)
Was amazing service and food that reminded me of what my grandparents would make at home.
The best Mexican food in the Boston area! The drinks are also amazing!
Tiny portions of very subpar food for ridiculous prices. Shrimp tacos came in an order of 2 and each had ONE piece of shrimp with the tail still on in a tiny tortilla smeared with mashed potatoes, and no side, for $16. Everything was very under salted. Drinks were tasty but also very small and expensive. Chips (which tasted completely unsalted) and Guac was big enough to maybe be considered a side to an entree, not its own appetizer, and was $11!! We left very hungry and broke (dinner for 4, sharing chips and slasa&guac, cactus salad, each got 1 entree and 1 drink, shared 1 dessert) was $240. With so many great, authentic, Mexican spots around somerville/cambridge its hard to say I would recommend this place or justify the outrageous prices.
Thanks for your feedback and sorry our concept was not a match for your needs. We use all natural and high quality ingredients (every tortilla, salsa & cocktail juice/fruit is crafted at the moment), hence costs do tend to exceed those of other less quality/detail-oriented establishments. As authentic as it gets, we do assure you. Thanks for your support and initial interest.
Amazing experience! Great food and very friendly staff/ service. One of few places that specializes in Mexican food (not Tex-Mex), you’ll find cactus and grasshopper on the menu. Superb drinks too!
Delicious food, cozy outdoor space (with plenty of heaters!), and the kindest staff. Can't wait to come back.
Delicious, inspired food. Excellent cocktails. Super personable servers. Can’t wait to go back.
delicious food and drinks, with a nice patio in the back
We ate on their patio, although they now have indoor seating. Great drinks, great food, great service. What more can you ask for?
Great restaurant, fantastic authentic cuisine with great cocktails and great vibes. The patio is worth it even in the cold.
The food and drink are pricy, but amazing. Well worth it to upgrade from a casual spot to Barra!
What a great place!
Great food, super fun with a large range of mezcal to try-
Transports you to Mexico city!
Adorable all around.
The cocktails and food were amazing! Every person who helped us was very nice, and the patio set up around back is very cute. This was our first meal out in 8 months, and it was the perfect choice!
New gem in union sq! Especial!! The Tacos de Chile relleno are amazing, and the staff super friendly.
Amazing service -- the staff was so knowledgable about the tequila, mezcal, and sotol options on the menu. Very cozy and cute patio ambience, and the foot was fresh and excellent. Would highly recommend!
Food and drinks were incredibly tasty and the staff was lovely.
I really wanted to like it. The patio is so cute and the people working there are very sweet. But the food just wasn't great. We have a lot of Mexican food, and perhaps most of it isn't as authentic as the food at La Barra, but I have to say that we enjoy the food we get elsewhere more than we enjoyed the food at La Barra. My partner's al pastor got an "I'll tell you later" when I asked him how it was. I enjoyed my tortilla chips more than anything. And one of the drinks we got was downright bizarre and hard to drink. I hope this place makes it, but I'm sorry to say we won't be returning.
Amazing food and cocktails!! A group of 6 of us and we all want to go back.
Amazing cocktail menu with a focus on mezcal. All the drinks we had were great. The food was also excellent and was a welcome change of pace for what you usually see on the menu at a Mexican restaurant.
Food was spectacular. Authentic.
Staff were super kind, the tamale was out of this world yummy. Drinks and rest of the food were good. I felt safe eating outside pandemic-wise!
The service was excellent and the food is incredible!
You can order delivery directly from Barra using the Order Online button. Barra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-1750.
Barra is rated 4.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.