La Fabrica Central

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Spanish Caribbean Restaurant to the City of Cambridge!

Celebrity Chef Giovanna Huyke...
http://www.giovannahuyke.com/about.html
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ER
New England
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised! Food, service and ambiance was great!

b
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Authentic Latin carribean cuisine by PR chef Giovanna Huyke was such a welcomed surprise in Cambridge. The live salsa music after 8pm was added touch in making us feel like we were in PR.
Highly recommend the trifrongo with chicken and the pastelon.

D
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No hesitation , we love La Fabrica. The various mofongos were delicious , my favorite was with the shrimps.
The service was super. We had the attention and the service was fast.
I will definitively go back and recommend friends.

AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails!

RA
Caribbean
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food concocted by one of the greatest chef from Puerto Rico’s notable cuisine. Right on Mass Avenue in Cambridge it is a great place for both those looking for a taste of home and foodies. Try the Pork Chops (“chuletas”) and the mofongo Het q side of white rice with red beans and you can’t go wrong. If your are lucky, you will get to meet the chef, a very friendly and special human being. ¡Buen provecho!

NV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place on a Sat night for food, music and people watching. Service was top notch as usual too.

N
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was great and the staff super friendly and accommodating. Loved it. I will go again soon.

AA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I still love this place, LOVE the staff. Great overall

B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Enough said. I would never go back. They acted like we were a bother.

d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I found it too dark inside

MC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here and we had an amazing time! The mango spicy margaritas and mojitos especially were delicious. I highly recommend the plantains and yucca croquettas!! Our waitress was excellent, she was very accommodating for my party of 7. A manager/owner introduced himself to our party as well as was so nice and gave us a great experience. We went directly into the nightclub after which was such a blast as well. If you want a sure-fire good place for a lively, delicious, fun night out - this is it! I love especially the two-in-one deal with the nightlife right through the back doors. Love La Fabrica!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I absolutely love the club and bar but the food is overpriced and small portioned!
Wasn’t happy with the appetizers and the entrees
I will definitely go back for drinks and dance not to dine!

ID
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Edgar was attentive, kind and thoughtful. He even went out of the way to fulfill an off menu item (morir sonando), and it was delicious. Gracias Edgar!

CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised. We really liked it!

KF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent services and ambiance. Would definitely go again!

NO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Fábrica Central a few times because of the fun atmosphere , music,and good food but the last two times the hospitality of the hostesses has been lacking. On both occasions we have walked into an argument between staff. On the first occasion I listened to foul language come of the hostess’s mouth while we were waiting to be seated and last Saturday we waited a couple minutes to be acknowledged by the hostess because she was in a heated discussion with a server. Fun place to go but bad first impression when you walk in. I will say the waiters and Valet parking attendants made up for the bad first impression.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a delicious meal at La Fabrica this weekend. The chicken/gouda fondue, green papaya salad, and swordfish entree were all amazing. The ambience was lively, and live music was just getting going as we left. We'll be back!

AA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Still one of my favorite spots in the city

J
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, Latin food was just as was we get in Costa Rica. Ambience is a little loud with good music but we were hoping it was like that. Low prices, not small portions. Decided to share several small plates and one was really good. Probably will return

e
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Authentic and healthy like no other Caribbean or Puerto Rican restaurant in Greater Boston. Lunch or dinner, it is a good place to visit.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

A bit small of a lunch menu

C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to La Fabrica for a girls night out. The food was great, drinks were awesome, and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful in picking suggestions of what to eat and drink. Will definitely be going back to enjoy more nights there!

EX
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's a great place for eat Puertorican gourmet food with a great atmosphere. Great famous international puertorican Chef, Giovana Huyke . Also they have live music. After 11:00 pm they close the kitchen and the keep it open like a club bar. I recommend it for any occasion. Best place here in Boston for puertorican gourmet food. I recommend it YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME !!!

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been to Fabrica several times, but this time around the menu was very limited. Bring back some of the classics!

AD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel right at home when I go! It is a great experience , with amazing music, sweet waiters/waitresses/staff, and easy to get to. If I lived closer I’d be there every weekend. :)

JL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, I had some empanadas and they were delicious, my husband also really enjoyed the food. We were just a little confused because it said restaurant but the plates were not really a restaurant size. But since the price wasn't that bad I order 2 plates and my husband order 4 different dishes. The waiter besides being so cute, he was really nice and cordials, he took the time to explain everything to us. I had a great time definitely going back there.

o
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy, sunny-feeling, even in winter. Team service (not just the person who takes your order), an interesting menu, good drinks list, and well-prepared food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It started with the security guard outside the establishment. He was very rude and neither him nor the doorman would let me in to join my fiancé and her mother after I made reservations for three under my name. They kept telling me that my name wasn’t registered for a reservation when in fact my fiancé and her mother got in using my name. I was then asked by the doorman and security guard out front to call my fiancé and have her confirm with the waitress if there was enough room at a table that I already reserved for three. I finally got in but was very upset by the operation and how they treated me. Was raining so that didn’t help with the mood while waiting at the door.

I’ve been to la fabrica three times before with a great experience but this was the worst time I had there I don’t think I’ll be going back. Not to mention the table we were sat at was very small. What’s the point of reservations when your stopped at the door by people who somehow can’t look your name up on their iPads after they let others in on your reservations. Can’t tell if this place is a restaurant or mainly a night club that serves food items. This establishment was known for good food and service but it seems like on fridays the club takes first priority. Place went from a top of the line restaurant to Applebee’s because of the day of the week. Wish my fiancé’s mother had a better birthday celebration than to have had it there.

f
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We get there and we order swordfish around 8 PM and then we want to drink the waitress comes back 45 minutes later says we ran out of swordfish can I get you something else and then one of the staff people come over and say will give you two complementary shots I feel like they could’ve told us that earlier because we are ordering drinks and anticipating the food to come after and she kept saying kittens little backed up right now that’s why there was a 45 minute wait and then at the end of the wait they didn’t have our food and they had some frozen salmon that was thawed it looks very pale and frozen looking I definitely would not recommend going here again for food drinks are a bit overpriced

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, our server was great, and we enjoyed the restaurant, and then the show, thoroughly.

NV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love La Fabrica Central. We live a few blocks from it and it is one of our go to spots. Cerviche, tostones, seafood rice and the flan are all amazing,

SR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was very poor. Staff was rude and the service at the back bar was horrible. They told us we needed to leave if we were not ordering drinks; we were still finishing the drinks we had ordered. Overall very disappointed with the entire experience.
Their was a$25 cover charge yo the club, but we ate and drank at the restaurant, why were they charging ya a cover ? Poorly managed establishment.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful service. Food always makes me want more. Clean. Thank you.

l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu is very small. It would be great to have a bigger selection

J
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Server was extremely slow to get to our table. We were seated but never approached by a waiter until we asked someone for service.

ZR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fábrica Central was a great place to go and eat, drink and dance. Had a really good time there:)

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We stopped in after a festival in Cambridge. We each got a cocktail and those were delicious. I would highly recommend their drinks. We ordered a few appetizers. It took a little while to get our food, but we were enjoying the ambiance. I can say the food is okay and possibly a bit overpriced. I would definitely return.

CF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very expensive and poor quality food. We arrived 15 minutes earlier for our reservation, there is no waiting area and the guy on second Bar was very rude when we tried to seat to have a drink while waiting for our table. It was my first and last experience at La Fabrica.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

La comida excelente, el ceviche de camarón y los tostones de lo mejor, el sandwich de carne, la carne estaba dura... En cuanto al servicio, la mesera solo vino a tomar la orden y ordenamos un coquito y una piña colada, después la mesera vino a nuestra mesa con las bebidas y nos dijo que no habia piña colada y que nos habia preparado un frozen coquito (pésimo), nunca se acercó a preguntarnos si estaba todo bien... con la mesa grande que estaba a lado nuestro la mesera se porto un amor!! volveríamos pero al bar.

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