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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllyM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and drinks!! Great patio. In the front and back.

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Josh
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Leigh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.)

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SamanthaM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing service and food that reminded me of what my grandparents would make at home.

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IMEJIAF
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican food in the Boston area! The drinks are also amazing!

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kateandfriends
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

Barra
Responded on April 8, 2021

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.

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vipWalidh
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Hannah
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cozy outdoor space (with plenty of heaters!), and the kindest staff. Can't wait to come back.

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AnneG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, inspired food. Excellent cocktails. Super personable servers. Can’t wait to go back.

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SamuelB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and drinks, with a nice patio in the back

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PaulH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on their patio, although they now have indoor seating. Great drinks, great food, great service. What more can you ask for?

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NicoleV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fantastic authentic cuisine with great cocktails and great vibes. The patio is worth it even in the cold.

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JosephL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drink are pricy, but amazing. Well worth it to upgrade from a casual spot to Barra!

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Slam
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place!
Great food, super fun with a large range of mezcal to try-

Transports you to Mexico city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable all around.

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KatieB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Zooey
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New gem in union sq! Especial!! The Tacos de Chile relleno are amazing, and the staff super friendly.

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Evan
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were incredibly tasty and the staff was lovely.

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JoRen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipKathy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and cocktails!! A group of 6 of us and we all want to go back.

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Casey
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular. Authentic.

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TalM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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NicoleV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food is incredible!

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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.