La Fabrica Central

4.7
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 608 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JR
JRMora
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, although we missed the 'old' pre-pandemic style. Dishes do not look or taste as they used to (still very good, but not as good as before). They didn't have one of their classics: The pork rib...hopefully they bring it back.
In sum, we had a lovely family dinner, and we'll certainly come back; hopefully they can get their dishes to athe 5-star level that they were (as of know I give them 4 stars)

LY
vipLaneY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I split 4 small plates (fried cheese, steak and cheese empanada, crab tostones and avocado tostones) and share one sushi roll. Everything was fabulous. My son had the Spanish lasagna which was lasagna with plantains instead of noodles - also delicious. Our server was very attentive, but not obnoxiously so.

Y
vipYesmarie
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience at La Fabrica! Amazing food, drinks and service thank you!

DV
DollyV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit and I absolutely loved it. The food, the service, the live music… All outstanding. I will be back.

EX
EXOTICUS
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will always recommend it. The best Puertorican food in Boston .

LM
LisaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised that they had live music. It was fun, the food was fabulous, the service was good even though they were very busy. We had a great time there. Be sure to make a reservation on the weekend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was not that good and portions are too small for the price, prices are too high for the portion and quality, chicharrón were bad, the only thing that was good was the Latino sushi . I hope the make changes so I can go back because the ambience is good, please make changes

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was above and beyond, the drinks were great. Best food! Service was not so pleasant, waited 25 minutes for someone to even come to our table to greet us or ask if we would like drinks, she was not very attentive at all.

MK
MsKD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great cocktails. They also had a live band play on Saturday night which was really fun. Would definitely recommend this place

F
Foodie85
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice overall, entertainment and great food and drinks. Fried red snapper yum

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a great meal and fun time!! Live music, very attentive service and the food and drinks are amazing!! One of my favorite restaurants

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience! Good Food. Maybe offer valet parking? I understand it’s Difficult due to the location

A
vipAttention2details
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience was amazing. With live music, to outstanding food and service, this place rocks. Infused with deep Latin flavors and traditions, this place will definitely impress you.

LO
LeomarieO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome service great people nice ambient the chef was so nice and lovely. Great place.

B
Boricualeida
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation, they called me back for confirmation the day of the reservation ( I loved that!), hostess very polite and helpful, prices are great for the quality and impressive menu. I am going back!

E
Eric
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fabrica Central serves amazing and inventive Latin food with exquisite flavor prepared by a renowned Puerto Rican chef, Chef Giovanna, whom we saw visiting a table next to us the evening we ate there. She is great! The service is top notch. Alex our waiter was so attentive and friendly, as was the host, Reynato. The live salsa band was amazing and we had a great time dancing salsa. The bartenders are incredibly friendly and they make fantastic cocktails. Long list of rums from all over the Caribbean and Latin America. Highly recommended.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Spanish food!!! The flan was fabulous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was fab! Inside was bustling and a band was there and ppl dancing in the bar area. All the food and all the drinks were on point!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great and the service excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Somehow not as good as our last experience with you, but we love the place. Love the ambience and music, however it was a bit loud for us as we wanted to talk to one another. Last time the food had a wow factor which was missing this time.

Please keep the review private as we feel your restaurant is terrific.

EX
EXOTICUS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was great; food, service, ambiance. The Chef , espectacular and very attentive. Great job.

TV
vipToniV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great m! Love it!

MN
MariaN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Parking was a bit of a challenge but found a small very reasonable lot a few blocks away! Food was great, cocktail was delicious, ambiance and live music were just what we needed! Service was mostly good, was served the wrong dessert but easily remedied. I asked our server to pack my leftovers to bring home but another staff member misunderstood and threw it away. All in All we will definitely go back!

MS
MagaliS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 2nd time eating here. We wrre there to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and the Gin Lavender cocktails wonderful and I'm normally not a Gin drinker. But best of all our waitress was so efficient and had provided us with such great service. I happened to be lucky enough to get her both times.

A
vipAddy
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th wedding anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food And atmosphere delicious. Loved it all. Kids liked the cocktails. Delicious margaritas. Had the mofungo and chicken sushi. Both great. Looks like they have a great dance room in the back. We were there too early to try. Next time!

JE
JELL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu! The outdoor space was cozy and private. Food was divine and the drinks strong!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster mofongo. Drinks excellent

Report
JR
JessicaR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nothing really stood out food wise, wasn’t bad (at all) just nothing I’d rush back for. Live music and ambience was great

M
Meesh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is great outdoor space for groups. The waitstaff is friendly and accommodating. We ordered the mafongo, tostones with avocado salad, shrimp and beef empanadas, chicheron's, and fried cheese with guava sauce. SO EXCELLENT. Cocktails were great too, Don Old Fashioned, Smokey Paloma. Went twice with different groups of friends this weekend alone!

J
Jeaners
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a positive experience over the years. Will keep going back.

KK
KristenK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, our new favorite place in Cambridge. The avocado tostones were amazing, the lomo saltado was the highlight!

OM
OmoM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe, excellent food, great music and delicious drinks

LD
LisaD
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun inventive food from Puerto Rico. lively and comfortable Central Sq outdoor patio. great drinks too!

SS
SarahS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the outdoor patio was a nice vibe. The chicken chicharrones were amazing! I would definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Realmente una experiencia desagradable pedimos un mofongo con carne frita y un mofongo con pollo. Primero los mofongos sabían solo a vinagre la carne frita fue más grasa que carne y el pollo estaba súper picante. Encima pagamos casi $80 por dos mofongos que no nos pudimos comer y solo disfrutamos el aperitivo que fue queso frito con salsa de guayaba. No volvería a comer allí y tampoco lo recomendaría. Pregunte por los dueños y me dijeron que no se encontraban y ni tan siquiera vino el gerente.

Report
k
kmballester
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Puerto Rican food, great and courteous service, and delicious Mojitos!

MG
MomGoesOut
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous authentic Puerto Rican food and lots of creative alternatives. Festive atmosphere, not pretentious, just great. Best to go when the band Ten Tumbau plays! They're OUTSTANDING.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow.

MR
vipMRosa
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great night!

FAQs

La Fabrica Central is rated 4.7 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.