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La Fabrica Central, Cambridge, MA

La Fabrica Central

4.7
4.7
731 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Welcome to La Fabrica, where life is celebrated through our Spanish Caribbean cuisine and lively atmosphere! Feed your soul with Chef Giovanna’s flavorful dishes of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic. Our passion for Spanish Caribbean cuisine is tasted in every bite, from small plates of ceviche to signature entrees such as the Fried Red Snapper, Chuleta Kan Kan and Mofongo. Experience Latin inspired flavors fused with Japanese sushi and a touch of Peru at our new SuViche bar. With our flavorful and colorful cocktails in hand, unwind to the sultry sounds of live Latin music. Immerse yourself in the culture with our rustic, industrial charm and festive ambiance. See your colorful self in the street art that adorns our walls. There’s always a seat for you “en nuestra casa” in the heart of Central Square, whether you join us on one of our beautiful patios or in our decorated dining room! Enjoy live music in the front lounge Thursday-Saturday evenings!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 706-1125

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Giovana Huyke

  • Catering

    Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate and Private Events: Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party contact

    info@lafabricacentral.com: (617) 293-5361

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Brookline St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Green Street Garage: 260 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139Le Meridien Hotel Parking Lot: 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus #1Red Line - Central Square train stop.

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 7pm-10pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Brunch Saturday 11am to 3pm Viva La Brunch Sunday 11am to 5pm Club Night Available...

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 731 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We went here on a Saturday, made a last minute reservation so we had to sit outside. I got the red snapper and tres ledges and they were amazing.
  2. HR

    HelenR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening!!! The food, service, ambiance, music !!! Love it !!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best place to eat in Boston for sure. The food is amazing, the ambiance is up there and the live band wraps it up ❤️
  4. EC

    EllenC

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very happening, lively vibe! Food was delicious! We ordered a very diverse meal and loved every bite! Fried cheese, beef empanadas, tuna tartare, shrimp mofongo and fresh fish ceviche (halibut when we were there - my favorite! So fresh and delicious!) We’ll definitely be back!
  5. EC

    EladioC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    if you are looking for outstanding Puerto Rican food, or really outstanding food, look no further, this is the place for you. If you are wondering how Puerto Rican food is, or better yet, if you would like to try different and outstanding food from the Caribbean and beyond, La Fabrica Central delivers. There are a couple of "Puerto Rican" restaurants in the Boston area, but La Fabrica Central is the only one that captures de right essence of real Puerto Rican food. Add to that the creativity of renown Chef Giovanna Huyke, and you have the perfect combination for a memorable meal. If you have never done it, try the Puerto Rican national dish, the mofongo, and I assure you that you will fall in love with it. I am a native of Puerto Rico and I know what good Puerto Rican food is. And what you can find at La Fabrica is as good as anything that you can find, even in the Island of Puerto Rico. Chef Giovanna adds her personal touch to make perfection. You can find not only Puerto Rican flavors, but also flavors Caribbean flavors from Cuba, Dominican Republic and even Peru. Please try it. You won't regret.
  6. A

    Arelis

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time, it is a little pricy, but it’ll be worth it. The food was amazing. I love the presentation. The drinks were awesome as well. We were a group of 5 and did the outdoor seating… which was nice, very nice decor…, Next time will do the indoors, the ambiance was very nice. The music was very good, and also the decor was lovely.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was nice, waitress was attentive and the food and drinks were good.
  8. JN

    Janie2N

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had reservations for out-of-doors. There is a lovely alley beside the restaurant, which they have decorated nicely with plants and bushes, but when we arrived (on time) we were told that we had to sit on the front patio, next to the traffic. we didn't choose to do that. Instead we sat inside, which is dark and a little dingy. We weren't pleased.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Had the pleasure to meet and compliment Chef Giovanna Huyke on her savory and delicious food. Came to celebrate family time and 2 birthdays. Will be back for the Guava Mojitos and Giovanna’s famous dishes. Looking forward to her next famous pork dishes. Thank you. Lavoie And Drane Family
  10. MM

    MiMi

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed birthday brunch with my loved ones and the chef was so sweet!! I wish I caught her name. She came out to apologize for not having a dish available that my friend orderer. That was so unexpected! Going above & beyond appreciated! She also recommended the cheesecake was a nice change from the desserts I typically order. The Sangria w/ Passoa was so good but also unexpectedly strong lol. I've dined many times and have always enjoyed my experience, I appreciate their consistency.
  11. LD

    LastimaDa

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was extremely slow. The food was cold. The rice and bean dish that I ordered had cold rice and lukewarm beans. No one bothered to check in to see if everything was satisfactory nor it I needed anything else. I had to wait over 30 minutes for a simple desert if flan.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, more than I expected!!! I highly recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Husband & I favorite restaurante in Cambridge!!! We love it here , the people , food , live band is everything! I go back for the Sushi Chicken Roll each and every time ! 10/10 The Passion Fruit Mojitos are everything !
  14. t

    teresan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo exlente sin lugar a duda volveria Buen ambiente buena música exelente servicio
  15. NV

    NicholasV

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. I had a Cuban friend visiting and he knows great Caribbean food. We both loved it.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Nicholas. We love when our guests bring in newbies! Hope to see you again soon for the great experience you love from us. - La Fabrica Central

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a lovely Caribbean spot. The two top i sat at was comfortable with plenty of space from the other diners without feeling isolated. The decorations where nice without being distracting and the atmosphere was comfortable. The food was good, my friend is vegan and while she chose to have the avocado salad she could have chosen a couple of other options, which is impressive considering the cuisine. I had mofungo, something i had never had before, and found it wonderful. Towards the end of dinner a band started playing in the bar room, this was on a Friday evening, and while it was loud i was still able to carry a conversation easily in the other room. Overall a nice spot for a friday night whether you want to sit by the bar and listen to the music or plan to get together with friends or a date.
  17. J

    Janet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey, but worth every penny. The food was delicious. Huge selection of food. Wanted to try everything. Which almost did. The Mojitos were great. Atmosphere perfect.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for joining us, Janet - and for your lovely review. We can't wait to see you back to continue making your way through our menu. Thanks again for sharing your great experience. - La Fabrica Central

  18. RA

    RAYMONDP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around. Perfect service timing 👌 for a Birthday dinner for my wife.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us, Raymond! We're honored to be part of her special day. Hope to welcome you back again soon. - La Fabrica Central

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encanto todo !! Excelente servicio cómoda y música

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for joining us! - La Fabrica Central

  20. M

    Mishi

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I celebrated my birthday there yesterday. Pros: 1) guava mojito mocktail was great! I think the folks who had alcohol based drinks liked it from the table 2) the queso frito and plátano rolls were good. The beef empanadas were ok for the most part. Some of us enjoyed the small plates better than the large to be honest. 3) the live music in the front was great. Cons: 1) our waiter Alex wasn't attentive - and he was short. My brother in law had asked for a drink and all he kept saying is that he could not find x or y instead of saying what he could do. He also was short with me at one point that I'm like hey it's my birthday come on and again I said calmly. Also, the happy birthday flan was brought out when my mom + friend were in the bathroom, like come on, pay better attention. There were times we literally were like where is he? He also had gotten a little attitude when I had asked for his name and he reiterated that he had said initially when introducing himself to the table. The group I came with was pretty patient at that. I would’ve thought that since I booked the reservation indicating it was for a birthday there would’ve been better preparation. 2) when coming into the restaurant the woman (who also had the scheduling) dropped the news of a time limit which I had no idea about. My sister was able to follow up on the matter but this is a bit ridiculous 3) the passion fruit salmon is good but was too overpriced for the amount of salmon provided and a few skinny asparagus pieces. 4) I wish that there would've been an announcement of my birthday by the live speaker at the front. 5) some of the main plates lacked as much flavor from the red snapper among a few at the table
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from kelvin, wonderful experience.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for the 5-star rating and taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your shout-out for Kelvin and we can't wait to see you again! - La Fabrica Central

  22. TM

    TashaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing amazingg ! Definitely will be back

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for the 5-star rating, Tasha! We can't wait to welcome you back for another AMAZING meal. Cheers! - La Fabrica Central

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for the 5-star rating! We can't wait to welcome you back! - La Fabrica Central

  24. VC

    VaneC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate a birthday. Very beautiful restaurant and the food was exquisite. The waitress was a doll and the hosts out front were friendly and welcoming. I loved the whole night.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us, Vane! Hope to see you again soon for another excellent meal and experience with us. Cheers! - La Fabrica Central

  25. YR

    YaritzaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! Accommodating, great food, ambiance, and music!

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for the 5-star rating, Yaritza! Hope to see you again soon! - La Fabrica Central

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food was kind of blend, people were nice but services was kind of lacking
  27. SA

    SANTIAGOM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es deliciosa, sabor caribeño, las empanadas de salmón mis favoritos y el mojito 🎉 música en vivo delicioso y el servicio especial. Muchas gracias el flan de coco también delicioso

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Gracias por la maravillosa reseña. Estamos muy contentos de que haya disfrutado de nuestra deliciosa comida por Chef Giovanna. ¡Vuelve pronto! - La Fabrica Central

  28. MN

    MariaN

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I was very disappointed in the food, 3 of our 4 orders were dry and at room temperature. Our eggs were all over cooked and generally not enjoyable. I was very surprised given our first meal there was outstanding! I treated my sons and husband for Father’s Day brunch and felt I overpaid for an unsatisfactory meal. Not sure I would come back after I raved about our previous meal.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out for a birthday, it was so fun and the food was amazing. They made accommodations for my reservation when I needed them and were very friendly and helpful! We’ll be back!

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for celebrating with us and for the 5-star review. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  30. J

    Justin

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and listened to great live music amidst some great food! Kelvin and the wait staff were very personable. Lucky to have found such a gem.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you, Justin - we are so glad you found us, too! We can't wait to welcome you back again for another great meal and evening with us. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  31. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. Food was delicious, bartenders made that drinks with love, the band was incredible and the owner actually came over to us to introduce himself. Great night!

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for joining us, Theresa! Can't wait to see you again. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but amount was very small for the pricing. Great staff and customer service. Ambiance was amazing.
  33. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. The vegetarian mofungo had so much flavor. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you, Ashley! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and experience with our team. Chef Giovanna amazes us daily with her creations including the mofungo! Hope to see you again soon. - La Fabrica Central

  34. M

    Monika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, and the drinks are well made too. Very nice ambiance all throughout the restaurant.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you, Monika! We look forward to seeing you in again soon. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  35. CD

    CharlieD

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service and music adding to a great vibe. Drinks a little pricey but very good.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for joining us, Charlie! Hope to welcome you in again soon for another great experience. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  36. MG

    MomGoesOut

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When Tem Tumbao plays at La Fabrica the experience is even more spectacular than usual. Delicious food, great bar, so much fun.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for the 5-star rating, MomGoesOut! We can't wait to welcome you again for another wonderful dining experience. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  37. DM

    DeeMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant to eat good quality food. Outdoor dining is refreshing and relaxing.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for dining with us outside, Dee! We are thrilled to hear of your enjoyment and look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  38. f

    fooodeeee

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was eclectic, delicious and the drinks were delectable. But the service impressed me the most.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you, fooodeeee!!! We love reading reviews like yours, they mean so much to our hard working team. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, La Fabrica Central

  39. SS

    SoniaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came from PR and knows Giovanna Huyke is and excellent Chef. But I don't know about music start at eight pm and we don't enjoy them. The table was indoor in the next time we prefer near the music area. Service and food was very good.
  40. AP

    AdrianP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, l loved the chicken and waffles and the kiss my peach cocktail.

    La Fabrica CentralResponded on August 3, 2022Thanks for dining with us, Adrian! Great selections! We look forward to welcoming you in again soon. - La Fabrica Central

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

La Fabrica Central is rated 4.7 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for La Fabrica Central

450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brookline St.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Green Street Garage: 260 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139Le Meridien Hotel Parking Lot: 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus #1Red Line - Central Square train stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Giovana Huyke

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 7pm-10pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Brunch Saturday 11am to 3pm Viva La Brunch Sunday 11am to 5pm Club Night Available...

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 706-1125

  • Catering

    Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate and Private Events: Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party contact

    info@lafabricacentral.com: (617) 293-5361

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