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About Masa - Boston

Masa Restaurant & Tequila Bar is an original trailblazer in the South End's "Restaurant Row,” one of the hottest dining destinations in Boston. The alluring space has been part of many wonderful memories since 1998. The copper bar at Masa is a local landmark, stocked with one of Boston's premium tequila and mezcal collections, complemented by award-winning margaritas, a carefully curated beverage program and its pioneering tapas menu.

For information about Private Events, please see our website below.

439 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Bar & Tapas Menu starts at 4pm weeknights
Dinner Menu Sunday-Thursday: 5pm -10pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00 -11:00pm.

Brunch is served every weekend: Saturdays & Sundays 10am -3pm. Fiesta Brunch $9.95 Special offered Saturday Brunch from 10am -3pm and Sunday Brunch from 10am-11am.

Reservations are encouraged.

Cross Street:
Appleton st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 338-8884

Website:
http://www.masarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering Events are available through event coordinator for corporate luncheons, dinners and private events.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday after 5pm

Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Carlos Avarenga

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Noche A Masa (Sunday & Monday) & BYOT (build your own taco - Tuesday)

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Masa - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (22)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Fun (14)
Tapas (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Spicy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Matt has great knowledge of Tequila and was very insightful on his recommendations, the staff put on a good show: service was excellent and the food delicious

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My gf & I have gone to Mass countless times. Tuesday at 4 we realized the restaurant was opening & we tried waiting for our 5pm reservation but ened up kicking it at the Bar. Our bartender was doing finishing tasks to open up the bar but got us settled in with drinks within 7mins from when we walked in. He was friendly but served us 2 orders of the wrong tapas. He charged($18) us for both & left off the actual item we had ordered originally off the bill. We over ate because he had told us to keep the 2nd mistake& sent the 3 plate out. Ok cool we paid him waited for our reservation & headed into the dining room at 5pm. The waitress was very friendly & attentive. Ordering the Brick Chicken this time was disappointing, the Mashed Potatoes were ice. I can understand like warm or cooled down but ice cold was unexpected. We paid our bill & made sure We tipped the server for her service. Due to this time we don't believe we will be back for another dinner there. No food actually. Perhaps only drinks.

Tags: Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was the high point here. Antonio was our server and he was attentive, gracious, and filled with good recommendations regarding the menu. The quality of food was high with a delicious duck plate, which may have had a little too much Brussel sprout on the plate, but a good portion of duck and an excellent presentation. My wife's chicken enchilada was enjoyed by her and finished by me because of the hearty portion. The value portion took a ding when we reviewed the bill to see that the chips and salsa and the chips and guacamole, served together, were two separate charges. Overall we recommend this restaurant, just be clear on what you are ordering for extras. James

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and I realized we should come in more often! The food was delicious - we had the duck and the pork shank (SO much food), the atmosphere was upbeat. After eating we sat at the bar for a drink and the bartenders were helpful and friendly. Overall a great night!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was great, service was attentive and proper. Drinks were also top notch and was nice to see a fair serving of a margarita instead of those tiny glasses.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice selection of Latin American foods. Corn chowder was outstanding. Both pork dishes delish! The non-standard margaritas were a little strange. The dining room was spacious and open but it felt a little too big on a very cold night. We wanted it to be more cozy. No regrets! We will go back.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

First visit and will make this one of our hot spots from now on - the staff were great, start to finish and the food was simply sublime!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great brunch deal! 2 courses for under $10 a piece.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was a little slow but that’s only because they were understaffed. Antonio was a fantastic waiter and did his best. The food was delicious and the overall experience was great! Would definitely return and definitely recommend it!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Enjoyed a great breakfast at Masa! The breakfast burrito and eggs benedict were amazing!! The waiter was attentive and made great recommendations. Friendly staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent. Waiter was attentive and provided details on the menu items that were very helpful and made great recommendations! Will definitely return!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent Latin American/American fusion with well balanced flavors and great Margaritas

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overpriced average food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome brunch. The Bloody Mary was a bit wild for me with all the herbs and spices floating around but I can see how others might love it. Everything was nice except we had to sit near the door which meant we froze every time someone came in it left

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place to dine out with family! Wish they had a vestibule though because if they seat you too close to the door during winter, it gets super chilly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was tasty, but bordered on cold. Ambience was nice. Service was unfortunately rushed, with plates appearing within minutes of being ordered and being cleared as soon as our forks were down— not appropriate for a moderately expensive restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, Masa's brunch does not disappoint. Great brunch cocktails, great Mexican-inspired brunch. Portions are good-sized and the free cornbread prior to the meals is amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This place has been terrific since it opened in 1999. Food has always been consistent and delicious. I've been going to Masa for many years, and have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. They hit the nail on the head when they developed the concept for Masa. Bravo to the late Phil Aviles, and to all of those who work to fulfill his vision. I think he would be proud.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love coming here, food is great and great value
Staff is super friendly and accommodating

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food! We ordered the duck and the chicken enchiladas. The duck was so tender and flavorful. We also ordered a sangria margarita and a spicy blackberry margarita that wasn’t really spicy at all, but both great and strong! The food is a bit overpriced to go back multiple times, but we enjoyed our date night at Masa.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing brunch food. Really great service from our waiter. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Similar to our prior brunch experience, our dinner dining experience was excellent as well. We tried the crispy octopus and tuna tartare as appetizers and shared the pork shank with white beans and roasted sweet potato for our entree; all dishes were outstanding. The margarita with chile-infused tequila was good but a bit heavy on the lime. Our waitress was knowledgeable regarding the menu and attentive. Masa has now been added to our list of go-to restaurants in the South End.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious food, great service, and perfect ambience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Great, cozy atmosphere with fabulous menu. Many unique cocktails choices. This is a hidden gem - will definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our experience was good but I think table clothes would take this place to the next level. The food is good enough. It feels like a taco bar now, which is unfair to the chef. Pork shank was outstanding. Duck was very good. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Normally I love this restaurant, but this time, it was disappointing. The service was really bad - it was as if the staff had newly turned over and they didn't know what they were doing. Lots of wait staff just standing around while we waited 10 minutes to be asked what we wanted to drink - and then had to wave frantically for someone to come back to ask if we wanted another drink, which we did. It was disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love this restaurant! The decor is great and super cozy, and the food is mega YUMMY. Both their dinner and brunch menus are amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

What a disappointment. We used to eat here years ago. Haven't been in a long time. It is definitely not the same. The food was mediocre at best. The drinks from the bar were terrible. The place was empty. Now I know why. It is not the same Masa that it used to be.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It is a great place for brunch. They should increase the options in the kids menu and include healthy options for kids.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was charged with organizing a brunch for myself and three friends from outside the city; Masa did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was ample and delicious (I had the southwest benedict and it was the best benne I have ever had), and the drinks are excellent (and strong!). I will be returning in the future for sure!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really delicious brunch! Food is creative & extremely well executed & the staff is very pleasant. Be prepared if you drive that parking is a challenge in the area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was outstanding and the hospitality and professionalism of the staff was spot on!
5 Stars in my book

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Based on internet reviews, my wife and I made reservations for Sunday brunch at Masa. The menu was quite interesting, reflecting the southwestern influence of the chef-owner. The huevos rancheros topped with queso cotija and crema and the eggs benedict over biscuits with avocado cream and green chile hollandaise were excellent. We plan to return for the brunch fiesta and the tapas & tacos.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Masa. We came for brunch. The food was delicious and our server, Elizabeth, was very helpful and nice. Definitely would eat here again.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Ambiance and service were great, and whilst the food is always delicious, I do think charging $16 for one calamari tentacle was a little much for an appetizer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our second visit to MASA and we were again so delighted with the food, the atmosphere (lively and fun) and the outstanding service. What a great place to bring all ages and enjoy a wonderful birthday brunch! Thank You to everyone for making our day so special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came here for their Fiesta Brunch. The sweet plantain empanada was amazing and their latin bellini is great! Very good food for an amazing value. Ambiance was fun and the waiter was super nice! Will definitely come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was great for brunch as usual. Food & service was great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pretty good restaurant in the theatre district.

Good wine list but sparse selection of beers on tap. Sangria was alright, sangria margarita was better.

Ordered the pork shank, which was tasty and HUGE. It was enough to feed 2 or 3!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious and creative comfort food. Great value. Perfect for brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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