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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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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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4.3

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4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Tapas (12)
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Bar Seating (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2009

Very nice and diverse menu-ecclectic

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2009

Went for brunch on Sunday. Disappointed with food after friends told us this restaurant was great for dinner. "Chocolate Chip Pancakes Mango Butter & Vermont Maple Syrup" came with imitation syrup. Waiter said they didn't have real maple syrup. Pancakes were limp and not tasty. Caramelized Plantain Empanada was not what we expected and was too sweet and doughy. Eggs benedict was cold. Steak & eggs: wonderful. Home fries: terrific. Waiter forgot about us often, but acted as if he was attentive. He did forgot our side order of bacon and then brought us 2 orders,offering the 2nd one as complimentary,which was nice. We received another tables order 2 times. Decor lovely. Might try this restaurant one more time,for dinner, but not brunch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2009

great new fall menu!!!
good drinks too

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2009

The food was just good. I liked the added southwestern taste of the chorizo and jalapeno dressing to the cobb salad, but overall it wasn't that much better than average. In hindset, I might try one of the more exciting menu items. My friend enjoyed her salmon/cream cheese quesadilla, but didn't seem overly excited about it. The corn bread an accompanying spreads were delicious, though! The service was slow - we had an 11 AM brunch reservation and the dining room was not full, yet we waited a full 35-45 minutes for our food. For a salad and a quesadilla, that seems excessive. The waitress lacked any personality whatsoever and seemed impatient when we asked questions. The staff should reflect positively on the restaurant and she did not.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2009

From the moment we were seated we enjoyed the entire dining experience. The chipotle humus and molasses butter that accompanied the bread when our waiter Antonio arrived left us wondering if it would be rude to ask for some to-go. We started w/ the Beet Tartare and Fig Tostones both of which were outstanding. The Tostones we sweet,salty and spicy making it the most flavor filled dish I have had in some time. For our main course we chose the Negra Modelo Pork Shoulder and Chile Rubbed New York Strip. The pork dish was nice to look at as it was to eat, while the New York Strip just melted in your mouth. As I writ this @ 9:30am I am thinking about heating my leftovers for breakfast. I have no other choice than to rate this 5 Stars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2009

Wait staff were not very service oriented.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2009

I love having Brunch at Masa. This was probably actually my fourth visit. I decided to take my parents here and we all had a wonderful time. The food has a unique southwest spin on a typical brunch and is always delicious. We love the homemade jams and hazelnut spreads which come out complimentary with bread. The ambiance is light and airy and has an Al fresco feel to it. Servers are good and friendly. Overall, this is one of my favorite places to take friends and family for brunch when they are visiting Boston.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2009

My dining experience at Mesa was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely scrumptious. From the corn bread to the main course, my mouth was exploding with flavor. I wish I had room for dessert. The meals are an the expensive side, but it is worth every penny. I would recommend the braised pork shoulder!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2009

Masa is one of my favorites ! Outstanding brunch on the weekends. This time, we tried dinner. We had the steak with frites, chocolate molten cake, and sausage and chicken quesadillas. All were excellent. If you really want to be wowed.. try the brunch. Amazing empanadas !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2009

Went here for brunch. It was AMAZING. The food was great, esp. the steak! I would totally go here again and again! The only slight mishap was that I had reserved in advance and it took them a while to get my table ready for my party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2009

This was the second time we went to masa. We were so excited the first time, although this time it was just fair. The noise was so loud that we couldn't hear each other talk, the food took forever for a couple of plates of eggs, and it didn't tasted as good as last time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2009

Food was delicious - had the southwestern eggs benedict. The french toast looked good, although no one at our table ordered it. Should have opted for it over the pancakes. Pretty noisy for brunch. Don't go if you are in a rush. Even with a reservation be prepared to wait for the tables to get cleared, we waited about 15 minutes past our time and heard others saying the same thing.

All in all a good meal and on our list for a repeat visit!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2009

Location is great and the scene is fun. The service was fine. The food was just ok.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2009

I've been here numerous times, primarily for their $7.95 Saturday brunch. They've hired new, friendlier, competent staff which is a big improvement. With that said, service is now just alright but I'm going for the great deal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2009

My boyfriend and I went to Masa on a Friday night. The food was delicious but it was hard to talk as the noise level was extremely loud. At times, the waitress couldn't even hear us.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2009

Great tapas! Between 5 and 7 they are 1/2 price in the bar area. The cocktails were fun. The regular menu had great things to choose from and everything we tried was delicious. Great place if you are looking for southwestern/mexican flavors!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2009

the food was excellent - they have great vegetarian options here - our waitress was wonderful as well and told us what could be made vegetarian - the only thing I found strange was when I asked for quarters for the meter - they said they didn't have any and I had to go across the street to CVS - no quarters? anywhere? not even the bar? - was not impressed with the "lack" of quarters and hospitality from the ladies at the front. Other than this, it was a wonderful evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2009

The Masa experience was awesome all the way through. The service was very tentative, but not pushy. We went for the happy hour Tapas selection, $5.00 for a sample of each of there 10 tapas, it was great especially the empanadas and the pulled pork spring roll. Also, the $5 pitchers of Sangria, about 2.5 glasses, can't be beat for the price. Since we were in the bar we were asked to move down a table so that a party of 3 could sit together, which we had no problem doing, but it also got us a free pitcher of sangria. All in all a great, affordable option for after work drinks tapas.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2009

We had a fun and tasty brunch at Masa. Everything was excellent with a bit of spice and bite.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2009

I was rather upset with my entree - I ordered the 2 empanadas which I thought would be enough food but for 18.95 I get these 2 small empanadas - it was very disappointing and very overpriced. It was more like an appetizer. My husband ordered a pork dish which was very good and enough food - I ended up eating part of his meal. Also, they served the margueritas in a tall class and not the typical glass - it was very odd. I would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere and will continue to patronize the establishment as much as possible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2009

Been to Masa twice this summer, once with a group of 6 and another time a girlfriend for their saturday brunch special. Service was much better the second time! I recommend the empanada appetizer. Not so accessible by the T but definitely worth the walk from copley/backbay stations. My gf and I chatted at our table and took our time after we finished our courses but no one tried to hurry us out (which was so nice). Would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2009

Great food. Only downfall was that our reservation was for 7:30 and we were not seated until 8:00.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2009

The Masa Restaurant Week menu offers several tantalizing options. The shrimp quesadilla appetizer and gazpacho were both excellent -- well balanced, great flavors, and something more than typical. The adobo chicken main course was excellent; we would order it again. However, we would not order the empanadas again. They were interesting flavor combinations but the two did not go well together, the sauces were a bit bland, and the overall amount of food was less than typical for a main course. The chocolate ganache cake was very good but the flan was too firm, not custardy enough. The waitress was wonderful and attentive as was the host, but the food runner was too abrupt and unsmiling the entire time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2009

The food was good, but it is southwestern, so a little spicy, which is good and manageable with a beverage. Unfortunately my friend and I were seated right next to a low wall and perhaps this obstructed view was the reason that no one ever refilled our water glasses. We refilled twice from our own water bottles (!!!) before some one finally came to bring our desserts and we were able to ask for more water. So food was fine, but the staff needs to pay closer attention.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2009

This was an amazing recommendation when I first visited boston over 4 years ago and has continued to be. Great tapas, great dinner meals and amazing margaritas.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2009

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was noisy required raised voices to be heard.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2009

Really enjoyed the choices for Restaurant Week.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2009

Food was good, but not hot enough.

Cocktail was awful and waitress did not question why guest didn't drink it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2009

Tasty southwest flavors and good prices

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2009

Outstanding food, tip-top service, vibrant ambiance. Highly recommended and will absolutely return soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2009

Masa doesn't look like much from the outside. A rather uninspired exterior with a few outside tables, but inside is a well decorated dinning room with iron accents and a large copper bar that is the perfect perch for a bite of Huevos Rancheros! The IPod rotation is great to groove to and the drinks are made with fresh ingredients and interesting infusions. Try the Habanera Watermelon Margarita- an in-season refresher with a kick! Saturday is one of the best Brunch deals in the city- 2 courses for $7.95. Start with the plantain empanada and follow with those Rancheros. Or order from the a la carte menu...the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito is a steal at $9.95 considering all it comes with! Skip: The Chips & Salsa- not free & overpriced at $6.95

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2009

We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed our food. The service was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2009

Salsa dancing on Thursdays with a lesson at the beginning was incredibly fun! There is an instructor but a lot of people come often and are very helpful and helping you learn.
The food was also very good. The shrimp quesadillas, steak and adobo chicken were all very good. The lemon chai tea cocktail sounded interesting but was a bit strong flavor-wise which may not appeal to everyone. All in all I thought it was a great place & will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2009

The Sangria was fantastic! The waitstaff was very friendy and knowledgable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2009

Boring food, but the menu reads well. The sauces aren't up to par and ruin most of the meats. Stop trying to decorate the place and make real food!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2009

Four women from a local hospital thoroughly enjoyed our 3-course meal and margaritas recently at Masa during Restaurant Week. The selection was varied, the serving sizes and unique flavors were just right, and the service was helpful and friendly from the valet parking, hostess, and server.The atmosphere had a good vibe over-all. We'll be back!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2009

Great spot. The watermelon habanero margarita is THE BEST!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2009

good food but initial waiter service slow

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2009

I eat at Masa at least once a month and always rave about it's food, ambiance and service. So, when a group of friends finally got schedules together to go for the first time I was excited. I know Masa is busy so I made a reservation. When we were seated we were told we couldn't order tapas at the table, the host told us that tapas was only available seated at the bar on a first come first serve basis. When we decided to head to the bar I explained to the host that we were really looking forward to the tapas and that is why we were moving and he snidely commented, "good luck with that" as the bar was crowded -things only got worse from there. My friends won't go to Masa after this so tapas for one it is since it's too tasty to stay away.

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