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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:
Offering Special Chinaco Tequila flights throughout the month of May!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year with a Latin twist! Dinner, Drink and Multi Course Menu Specials

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Masa - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (15)
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Bar Seating (15)
Tapas (14)
Fun (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Spicy (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

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 4, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (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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·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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·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 12, 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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vip
 (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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·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 4, 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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·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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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our dinner was...good.. ok...at $60pp I expect a little more...shared 2 apps and entrees..everything was cooked very well just not very exciting..scallops and duck together ??...great service and ambiance...
I'd go back if only for the bar which is nice..
Oh and don't even think about trying to park...use valet tho it's only available weekends..

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent choice for tasting tapas. Service was impeccable. Try flight of tequilas! The owner/manager is very knowledgeable about tequilas. Try fried olives. Yum!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, incredible tequila list, and the service was amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We dined on Sunday morning and had THE nicest waitstaff. Accommodated late orders and didn't rush us out at the end like other places do. LOVED the cornbread starter and had awesome cappuccinos, followed by the eggs benedict with a side of chorizo. 10/10 would recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Perfect choice for a low key, reasonably priced pre-theater dinner near Cyclorama and Calderwood Pavilion. Flavorful new twists on Mexican fare.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Extremely over priced for small, simple meals and portions. Can not stress the over pricing enough.
When we went, they said they didn't have the right meat to make us the burgers so they had us order something else and gave us a "free dessert" it wasn't until after paying that we realized they charged us for the dessert too

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Decent food, service was poor at best

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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is my 2nd time visiting Masa for their brunch special. It's a great price and great food. I highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enchanting restaurant, with nice atmosphere and superb food. Watermelon margarita was extraordinary as well as the steak frites. Service could have been better with only one server trying to be responsive to several tables st the same time.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent meal as usual

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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Perfect for a date. Such a great ambiance and the staff are phenomenal.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

As a vegetarian, besides french toast and pancakes, there were not very many options to choose from. Otherwise food was good, service was great, and I would always recommend having a reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Masa was great brunch and nice ambiance. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Visiting and decided to enjoy tapas at Masa on our last night in Boston. We weren't sure what to expect - we walked in and the place was nearly empty (mind you, we had a late-night reservation on a Sunday). We were welcomed, though, and service was great. We enjoyed some savory drinks, including a delicious watermelon habanero margarita with just the right kick. The tapas definitely hit the spot, including the grilled elote (which can be tough to get right, particularly for those of us who grew up in the Southwest). Overall, an awesome place with some tasty takes on Southwest dishes. Thanks for great food and drinks, Masa - we'll definitely visit again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Alexa was awesome!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went to brunch and they have a great 2 course special for $9.95. They make a great cappuccino and their food was delicious and customizable!

Tags: Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding food. The classic Margarita is incredible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our first dinner in Boston - very good and Cousy. We come again- we love it.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was really amazing, I had their french toast option and it was absolutely incredible. It was sweet but not overwhelming, I normally like to have something savory for brunch, but this was worth not choosing eggs. My mom and I loved the cornbread and jams they brought out too. We both had drinks which were unique and refreshing, the coconut mojito was another good choice we made. Plus the service was quite nice, you could tell the manager and all the staff cared about making guests happy. I really enjoyed the brunch and will definitely come back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Such a great spot for brunch! The server was amazing and bought us the first round of drinks. I have been to Masa multiple times for brunch and the experience has always been amazing. Great ambiance, great service, and great food!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was so good! Highly recommend the red sangria, and all of the tapas!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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