La Fabrica Central

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$30 and under
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Spanish
Spanish Caribbean Restaurant to the City of Cambridge!

www.lafabricacentral.com

Celebrity Chef Giovanna Huyke...
http://www.giovannahuyke.com/about.html
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WA
Chicago
205 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The bold flavors and creative dishes at La Fabrica brought me back to dine on another business trip to Cambridge. It did not disappoint. From the cocktails to the food to the service - it is all exceptional. Highly recommended.

KL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Was very disappointed fish had a weird stinky smell the meat inside the fish was tough I had this fish before from here and it never smelled or tasted like that.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

¡Gracias¡ We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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MK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food portions were big. We ordered a fried fish the was nice, but unevenly seasoned. That's the only reason for 4 starts.

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

Hola MK33, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave us this feedback. We appreciate your recommendation and will share your thoughts with our team. Information like this is so important to help us improve the La Fábrica Central experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this restaurant. Food and service were excellent!

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

¡Hola Michelle¡ We are so glad your first time was a wonderful experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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R
New England
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the churrasco was superb and the mofongo with ropa vieja very flavorful. And Mario’s service at the back bar was awesome as usual. The whole experience was great

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

¡Hola Rriverarivera! Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The mofongo is one of our most beloved items - you made wonderful choice. Mario will appreciate your compliment and knowing that he helped make your visit exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall the place was good did not like the fact that you were seated closely to other people so they could hear your conversations and you could hear there’s also the pork chop was $30 and it was fried too much very hard and dry

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

Hola Alex, Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave us this feedback. We appreciate your recommendation and are glad to hear you overall enjoyed your visit. We always love hearing from our guest and genuine feedback like yours helps us improve and do better for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you again for sharing. - La Fábrica Central

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Table setup was sloppy. Server took a long time to take our orders and forgot my drink order.

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

Hola RosirisM, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave us this feedback. It is important for us to hear from our guests so that we can improve. Information like this helps us better train our team and tackle issues head on. We hope you will visit again and have a much better experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and hope to have the chance to welcome you back. - La Fábrica Central

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CD
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is lively, loud and fun. The servers are attentive and helpful but not hovering.
The food is delicious!!!

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

¡Hola CD22! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We have a great team that love what they do - with Chef Giovanna's food it makes it easy!! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We truly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything it was excellent! The food was perfect and the service was perfect! Definitely will be eating there again!

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, JillianM. We are so happy to read your review and know that the perfection that our team strives for was reached. Experiences like your are why we do what we do and share our passion with our guests. We can't wait to welcome you back. - La Fábrica Central

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C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They need more menu items. The parking is tough around the area

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Candy, thank you for visiting and taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are disappointed to see your one star review and that your experience was less than it's best. We hope you will give us another shot and have a great time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly with any further feedback you'd like to share. - La Fábrica Central

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N
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, Nikk. We are so glad to hear you thought everything was fabulous - it's what we strive for. We hope to welcome you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love la fabrica!!!! I Would definetly recommend La Fabrica...when ever a friend or co-worker is looking for a splace to go...i always recommend la fabrica.
The owner Dennis is doing an AWESOME job.!!!! Keep up the good work.
Daryl

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, Daryl! We love all the love!!! Our team sincerely appreciates your taking the time to leave such a glowing review. Your recommendations mean the world to us and we can't wait to have the chance to welcome you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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WM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great. Small but, great. The food was wonderful as well as the service and their drinks. I had made a reservation to celebrate Valentine's day with my husband. We arrived at the location at 4:10 but didn't make it to the restaurant until 4:39 looking for a place to park. Given the fact that space is limited the sitting arrangement is to close to each other and had a hard time reading the menu due to the lighting. The couple next to us had their flashlight on. Would only visit again around the area.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Wanda and for making us part of your Valentine's Day celebration. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the chance to welcome you back again soon. Thank you for sharing. - La Fábrica Central

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thanks La Fabrica for making my Valentine's Day the best of all. I never regret choosing La Fabrica for my special celebrations.
My best
Adriana and Clint

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, Adriana and Clint for choosing to celebrate us. We love having you and are honored to be part of your memories! The team looks forward to your next visit and excellent experience with us. - La Fábrica Central

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YC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fabrica Central - the food reminded me of home!

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

¡Gracias YazC! What a wonderful compliment - we are so happy to bring you a little bit of home here in Cambridge. We hope to have you back again soon! - La Fábrica Central

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L
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was live music, great food and we had a really good time. The ceviche was very tasty, the octopus salad needed some more dressing but was very fresh. I tried the roast chicken and it was so flavorful with spices. My husband tried the lobster in creole sauce and it was outstanding! We will be back.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

¡Hola Lovefood! Thank you, Thank you, for such a lovely review. We are honored you chose to celebrate Valentine's Day with us. You made some wonderful selections from the menu and we're thrilled to know how much you enjoyed it. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon for another great experience. ¡Gracias! - La Fábrica Central

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely best food I’ve had so far in Boston

La Fabrica Central
Responded 2 days ago

Wow! Thank you, what a distinction - we can't wait to have you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, we are very happy to hear that! - La Fábrica Central

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A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and the food was seasoned perfectly. Love the restaurant and ambiance.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 10, 2020

¡Gracias Albert! We truly appreciate your review and recommendation. Our team works hard to bring the best to our guests and we're overjoyed to know everything was perfect during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing experience at La Fabrica. The food is delicious - fresh & unique with nostalgic flavor pairings. The cocktails are delicious and the staff courteous.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 10, 2020

¡Hola! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Our team loves bring the best to our guests and it's nice to know your visit was no exception. Absolutely amazing is what we hope for everyone entering La Fábrica Central. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again for another exceptional experience. - La Fábrica Central

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MA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. People were having fun here and that was what we were looking for. It was very noisy and busy once the line for the nightclub started to queue up. The food was ok. Not my favorites menu. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 4, 2020

¡Hola MAWL! Thank you for visiting and for your recommendation. We're so glad to hear you enjoy your experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your understanding of the volume on a busy Saturday evening. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon. - The La Fábrica Central Team

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E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was fine. There were no real complaints. But I had much higher expectations. I got the 'Puerto Rican Lasagna' which was okay. I have actually had a similar dish when I was in Puerto Rico and it was absolutely delicious. I've never seen it anywhere else so I was excited to see it on this menu. It was underwhelming. And it's pretty expensive overall too.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hola Elaina, Thank you for visiting and for your recommendation. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations. Our Chef Giovanna and her team work hard to bring the best to all our guests. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again and that you find a dish to fall in love with. Thank you again for sharing with us. - La Fábrica Central

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NN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was on point. We will definitely be going back to try other menu items and enjoy the live music.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 4, 2020

¡Gracias Nelson! We look forward to having you back & the chance to try more of our great food. Thanks for visiting. - The La Fábrica Central Team

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic vibe and atmosphere, lively and fun crowd

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 4, 2020

¡Gracias Ken! We're so glad you had a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - The La Fábrica Central Team

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KA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The staff is lovely and so hard working. The atmosphere was wonderful. Very much looking forward to going back.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you KA22! We're so glad to hear of your great visit with us. Our team love what they do and take great pride in serving our chefs creations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another great experience and more of Chef Giovanna's amazing food! - The La Fábrica Central Team

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KZ
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiet Sunday evening at Fabrica Central yielded fine food: great appetizer platter for 4, very good chicken & snapper, & excellent mofongo w/ exceptional creole sauce!!!

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 4, 2020

¡Hola Karen! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. Chef Giovanna and her team work hard to bring the best to our guests and it is so nice to hear you enjoy your experience with us. You made some wonderful selections! Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon for another exceptional visit. - The La Fábrica Central Team

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I went with my family a group of 10 and made reservations prior. There were only 2 waiters and only one could take the orders. Drinks were disgusting. Food was very bland in flavor. We had churrasco, chuleta cancan, half roasted chicken, chicharron de pollo. All of these were very bland in flavor its like they ran out of salt in the whole restaurant. The mayo ketchup sauce for the appetizers and their beans had more flavor then all the meals put together. I don’t mind paying almost 30 dollars for a plate of food if i enjoy it but EVERYONE in the group Disliked their food except for 1. The one person who liked their food had the fried snapper fish which was pretty good. 1 positive was the chefs courtesy towards our group. Chef sent free apps while we waited. But again, empanada filling was bland the mayo ketchup had more flavor than anything else. Waiter kept forgetting our orders besides the fact that he was “writing them down” and in the end forgot 2 of the orders and two of the people in our table had to wait for their food even longer. Overall not a happy consumer and will not be going back

La Fabrica Central
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hola Joselyn, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We'd like to sincerely apologize for the problems during your visit on a difficult evening. Our team tried hard to take care of our guests to the best of our ability and we're disheartened that your experience was so poor. Our Chef and her team work tirelessly to create delicious and interesting dishes and this is far from the feedback we typically receive. We would appreciate the chance to connect with you & learn more.

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b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first visit for all of us. Can’t wait to go back! The sea bass ceviche was unbelievably fresh. Later crowd on a Friday...Seemed like a great place for a date.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hola bloostocking, we are so happy to hear of your wonderful experience with us. We love sharing our passion for food & atmosphere with our guests and are glad to know you enjoyed your visit. The ceviche is a very popular dish - you made an excellent selection. We look forward to your next visit & welcoming you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Puerto-Rican restaurant: perfectly seasoned, inventive yet classic dishes, great selection, wonderful ambiance, and prompt and attentive service. Wonderful for dates, family dinners, and special occasions.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate you taking the time to write it and are thrilled to hear of your awesome experience. We are always hoping to excel in ambiance, hospitality and cuisine so we can bring the absolute best to our guests. We love your description and truly appreciate your recommendations. Our team looks forward to your next visit and exceptional experience with us here. - La Fábrica Central

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P
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Edgar was very kind and helped us in the choice

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 23, 2020

!Gracias! Thank you for visiting Pablo and for your recommendation. We always love hearing about great experiences from our guests and are happy to hear that Edgar helped make your visit the much better. Thank you for sharing and we hope to welcome you back again soon. - La Fábrica Central

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RR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a very authentic Latin cuisine experience. Food was very good but not necessarily exceptional, menu has limited options but covers most tastes. Prices are good but cocktails leave some room for improvement at that price range. Music and ambiance was one of the best parts of the night.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hola Ricardo, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave us this feedback. We love hearing from our guests and learning how we can improve. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for some more music and delicious authentic cuisine. - La Fábrica Central

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Best place to dance in Cambridge, food was good that night (not the case every time I came), although a little expensive for the quantity. It is however absurd to make customer pay for the cover to access the club when they already had diner (cover is 15-20$ per person + 4$ per item at the cloakroom). Really nice place, but expensive night if you want to eat, drink and dance.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hello LeaMugue, Thank you for visiting glad taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear your most recent visit was a great experience. We provide music to our dining guests but do consider our club to be a separate amenity to our location. We appreciate your patronage and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful experience. - La Fábrica Central

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JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very authentic, and we enjoyed the upscale ambiance. We also had a great time salsa dancing.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hola, Jennifer. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and had a good time dancing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more salsa and authentic, delicious cuisine. - La Fábrica Central

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The fisherman’s stew was very fair—not hot, one shrimp in entire dish. The noise from music was overwhelmingly loud. Not very good food.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hola Bette, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to bring this to our attention. Our Fishermans stew is one of our most popular dishes and we are sincerely sorry to hear it of it’s disappointment during your visit. We would appreciate the chance to connect with you and learn more. We always encourage our guests to let us know when something is amiss so we have the opportunity to make it right. Please reach out to us at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious and surprisingly healthy food with great service

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 8, 2020

¡Gracias! Sophie, it is so wonderful to hear of your great experience with us. Our team is dedicated to the best in authentic cuisine and outstanding hospitality. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will be back soon. - La Fábrica Central

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We waited 45 minutes to even order the food.
They brought wine glasses for 1/2 of the table, and it took them 3 reminders and 30 minutes to bring the rest.
When serving food, the last person got food more than 20 mins after all the rest. We had two hours planned for the lunch, we were served the food after 2.5h so 3 people actually never ate the lunch - we had to have it packed.
We were a big party but they knew that 1 week in advance and specifically said that’s fine.
Food was tasty but they don’t have their act together in running a restaurant business. Do not recommend for group outings.

IK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The fondue appetizer is extraordinary and different from anything else. I also suggest the desserts which are delicious and the spicy jalapeño tequila cocktail is excellent.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you IK13. We are so pleased to read your wonderful review. We love bringing our passion for food to our guests with both traditional and unique offerings. You made some wonderful selections! Hope to welcome you back again soon for another outstanding visit. - La Fábrica Central

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I definitely love the live music. I enjoyed the environment and food and drinks.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you JohanaD. We are so happy to hear you love the live music - we certainly enjoy bringing that to our guests to help enhance the experience. We hope we can welcome you back again soon for more great food & drinks with us here at La Fábrica Central! ¡Gracias! - La Fábrica Central

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The empanadas and ceviche were delicious.
The server was attentive and pleasant.
I understand that the partner store in Boston sent packages to Puerto Rico after the hurricane.

La Fabrica Central
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Susan. We sincerely appreciate your recommendation. We love sharing Chef Giovanna's creative passion with our guests. You made some wonderful menu selections - and we're happy to hear your service matched them! We hope to welcome you back again soon for another wonderful experience with us here. ¡Gracias! - La Fábrica Central

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