La Fabrica Central

4.7
579 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 579 people are saying
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JessicaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

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Meesh
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Jeaners
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KristenK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OmoM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe, excellent food, great music and delicious drinks

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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!

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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.

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kmballester
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow.

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vipMRosa
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks like always. The staff is always very friendly.

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RealDJRestless
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Empanadas were bomb. Ceviche was excellent. Waited a bit for your our drinks but the server was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food took way too long to be served, over an hour. In the end their credit card system was not working so we had to go to the ATM to pay cash. Food wasn't as great as expected, overall too expensive for what it is.

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LuisaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yo amo ir a la fabrica el servicio es súper bueno ,las comida omg soooo good ,me tratan súper bien love

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MariettyL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place, the ambiance, the crew, the food is spectacular!! The Chef is great!!

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StasE
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with good music and good service. live band is excellent.

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abmf
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service drinks music dessert everything! Going back in less than a week

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LuisA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 👌 food people are very nice nice ambient

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EXOTICUS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. As always the chef Giovana Huyke, her food are incredible delicious. She really put puertorrican food in high standards. Great place to eat in any occasion.

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AminataK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francheska was an amazing server and I appreciated them accommodating my request to be seated on a different side of the restaurant.

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vipToniV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso todo, la música estupenda y el servicio muy bueno

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff was super friendly and attentive. Very well distanced tables outside on the patio.

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MolinaJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Very legit Puerto Rican fare; chef Giovanna is a superstar. Live music a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So much fun! I love the music and the ambience it’s like eating in the middle of a club! The food was delicious although I do wish there were more vegetarian options. I could drink the mojitos all day long!

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vipJanie2N
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food is great, the mojitos are spectacular, and last night's band was terrific too. All in all, a great south American party!

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vipmagdalena
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Cool bands! Definitely a place to go

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AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the mojitos and fried tempura roll. Cerviche was great. Main was good but appetizers were special- next time two of us will order three appetizers and drinks.

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NormanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious food. Would highly recommend the mofongo dishes. They were all great. Drinks were tasty and strong too. Definitely would go back!

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KarinD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and drink were par excellence -- varied, flavorable, shareable, and good-sized portions. My guests and I were thrilled with the food. Our server took a bit to first get to us, but think we got him at the end of a busy period, because after that everything was timely and attentive.

We arrived at 8:15 and were seated in the middle dining area. About 10 minutes later a LOUD event began in the back room (sounded like a party/fundraiser or similar) with overpowering dance music/cheering/speaker announcements etc. While my friends and I could still converse (we all have loud enough voices), it was a complete ambience downer and not in the style of the music playing in the dining background. Would give 5 stars for everything else and otherwise request management look into segregating noise from the back room.

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RobertS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The shrimp mofongo with creole sauce was delicious. My spicy Margherita was terrific and a nice accompaniment to the fried yucca we ordered as a nosh. My two friends also enjoyed their dinner. One had the roast chicken, the other had stuff that I'm not fond of -- like raw tuna-- so didn't taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La fábrica is always great. I recommend the passion fruit mojito

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AishaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This was one of my fav. Place but After covid I think the owner changed or something b/c it’s not the same menu , the drinks are no longer the same & they added things into there menu that is not Cuban. Was so disappointed. My sister in law order steak and her steak wasn’t cooked one part of the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the vibe, the food and the service. The plena and Bomba was the best part, felt like I was in Puerto Rico!

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Nilsa
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great energy, wonderful food and good service. Thank you.

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vipKarinM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, drinks phenomenal and service was very attentive and nice!! Always coming back!! Kevin is a sweetheart!!

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vipRecommend
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here…food was delicious, drinks were great, and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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Nina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Service was spectacular! Had a great overall experience and look forward to my next visit here.

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vipJanie2N
New England
42 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific drinks! And good food too. This was our first visit. The outdoor space looked particularly inviting; next time we will try to sit there.

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vipAlondraP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! My new favorite go-to place. Drinks AND food are fresh

FAQs

La Fabrica Central is rated 4.7 stars by 579 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.