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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.
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Boston, MA 02116
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Events are available through event coordinator for corporate luncheons, dinners and private events.
Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday after 5pm
Street parking is also available.
Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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