La Fabrica Central

4.5
236 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
New Spanish Caribbean Restaurant to the City of Cambridge!

Celebrity Chef Giovanna Huyke...
http://www.giovannahuyke.com/about.html
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Kitchen
Sunday to Thursday 11:30am - 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 11:00 pm

Lounge
Sunday to Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Club
TBD After 11pm
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Phone number
(857) 706-1125
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giovana Huyke
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Catering
Available
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking
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Public transit
MBTA Bus 1
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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...
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Special events & promotions
Available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We're OPEN and ready to celebrate Christmas Eve with you! Reserve your table today!
Feliz Navidad!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Let's celebrate the New Year's Eve together!! amazing music, delicious food and the best drinks in Boston

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 236 People Are Saying
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New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Latin America food and very friendly and efficient service

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AO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been here twice, once with friends and once for a family birthday dinner. The food is spectacular (although the pork belly is not to my taste) and the service very good. Love: the ceviche, the camorrones and the churasco. They have live music in the bar area which is delightful, but not so loud you can't have a conversation in the adjacent restaurant area. Apparently there is also a nightclub in the back of the restaurant, although we didn't go there. I highly recommend La Fabrica for the food, music and friendly wait staff.

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JS
Chicago
158 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! One of my top dining experiences of the year (and I eat out frequently). This is the whole package - creative, delicious food; top notch service, inventive, tasty cocktails, and great jazz.
Marco deserves commendation as an exceptional server. He is a passionate salesman of the restaurant and the food. Entertaining and engaging he is a staff member that can’t be forgotten.
Run, don’t walk to enjoy this cuisine.

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CM
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the friendly and helpful service. Great empanadas and arroz con pollo. Only complaint is that they were out of all the desserts.

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DH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a fun place for dinner with a long bar, large tables that are shared family style by different groups and more seating in the back of the restaurant. There is live music later in the evening. The food is very good with some creative flavors and unusual combinations with a Caribbean (especially Puerto Rican) influence. The only minor complaint is that some of the dishes were a little too sweet and many include fried food. Service was excellent. Wine options are relatively limited but there are great cocktails and many rums to taste.

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d
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent and the music fun!!! my daughter will be back to celebrate her birthday with a big group

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Fish ceviche and ribeye were beyond salty. Especially the ceviche. It was all salt! Rib eye was salty and meat was not tender. Cooked well as requested, medium rare. Quality of meat was poor. Tough and chewy.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is very good; welcoming and sitting needs to change. We had a reservation; for 7:00 pm got there on time were giving a table with high chairs not acceptable for people with back problem; explained the person and requested a regular table for 3 and even though there were over 3 tables for 4 people they did not want to give us one for those because they were reserved for 7:30pm, completely wrong! We requested drink from a small bar and the guy never prepared the drinks.

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure you plan on staying to listen to the music after your meal!

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Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Puerto Rican food with a modern twist.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious can’t wait to go back!

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DB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vegetarian options. Everyone in our group loved their food!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! The restaurant was very busy on Saturday night which meant we waited a while for the food to arrive.

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. Food and music are excellent

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SB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Caribbean cuisine and live music makes this an authentic dining experience

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AA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Probably my favorite restaurant/bar/club. The food is delicious. It’s so much fun and the service is always great. The staff is amazing. Honestly, I don’t have enough awesome things to say about this place. I highly recommend it

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great ambiance! Fun place overall. Service was excellent. Totally worth it.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't posted a 5-star recently but this is well deserved. All around an excellent experience. Great menu. Excellent execution. Great flavor. And very good service. A little pricey for tapas, but an excellent meal.

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D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for Mothers Birthday.
Food delicious, wine very good - Plates are with good portion
Central Square Red line across street basically

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E
Oxford
61 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive menu, with food preparation different from other Caribbean restaurants. Every dish seemed to carry the mark of the chef. Both small and large plates were excellent. We look forward to returning, even though we come from out of town.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Good intentions but execution. Place was clean, but service was very bad. food took too long. not a good experience.

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ER
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A excelent service starting from manager Renato and the rest of the team , the ambience is fantastic great decoration and concept I defenitly invite you to visits this place for a great dinner with spouse or friends, couple drinks and to close the night at the disco!.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not a place for a quiet meal. The band in the front was so loud we couldn't have a conversation.

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IE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

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CT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food, creative presentation, and above all, delicious!

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A
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, I went on a Monday night. The place was very authentic and the staff was extremely courteous. The food, on the other hand, was amazing. We had the "Arroz con marisco" and "Pulpo Caribeno" and it was very good. Overall, it is a very good place.

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TV
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time with my friends I will recommend this place

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

SO LOUD, if you're going later (ie after 8pm) on a Friday or Saturday night, be warned, the live music is super loud so even in the back room that is seated for dinner, you will barely be able to hear each other talk over the music. Food is good and comes out relatively quickly, wait staff is friendly, prices are on the high side but in the same ballpark as other higher end restaurants in this area.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely loved this place. I enjoyed the hookah while I waited for my perfectly prepared Salmon dish. I was surprised that payment for the hookah was cash only, but it was still a wonderful experience and I'm glad I had the cash and was prepared.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place, the staff was very friendly!
The food was excellent and reasonable prices.
Will Definitely this place to anyone!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best date night ever! From dinner to the club afterwards.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor, delicious meal, and fun servers & Birthday songs. Got quite loud closer to 7:30-8 pm when the band came on in the other room & made it harder to talk. Good music- hope to try out the salsa events here in future.

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, reasonable prices and pleasant atmosphere. Gem of a place.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Nice location and service but the food left quite a bit to hope for. Perhaps better for late night drinks only?

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AO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is excellent! It will be much better if more vegetarian options are added to the menu.

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AT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Their empanadas,skewer-style mofongs and seafood seafood are absolutely drool worthy!

While I cannot fault their food, it is the ambiance that steals the show. They amnage to make their guests feel laid and ready to party at the same time. During New England winters, this is the next best option to hopping on a flight to Carribean Islands

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks, Server very friendly and helpful. I could not stop eating the pork belly, it was so good. The flank steak was delicious. Did not care for the rice that came with it. It was to dry and sweet.

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HW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh, delicious and spicy! We enjoyed the the Chicharron de Panza or crispy pork belly. The Queso Gouda Relleno de Pollo was shredded stewed chicken topped with hot bubbly Gouda cheese. Our rotisserie chicken, the Pollo Caribeno, was moist inside with a crackly crisp skin.
And definitely save room for the Dulce de Leche Mousse, a decadently sweet mousse with rich chili chocolate sauce!
The virgin mojito had plenty of lime and mint -- not watered down with too much ice, like most mocktails. Ditto for the virgin pina colada and strawberry pina colada, which were refreshing with the hearty dishes. We will be back!

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G
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, together with a truly caring service staff makes this a must on your dining list. We have become fans and visit several times a year.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Puerto Rican cuisine.

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