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Masa - Boston

2176 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Great for Brunch (22)
  • Casual (15)
  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates, Southwest
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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.
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Phone number
(617) 338-8884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Avarenga
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Catering Events are available through event coordinator for corporate luncheons, dinners and private events.
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Cross street
Appleton st
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Parking details
Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday after 5pm

Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Noche A Masa (Sunday & Monday) & BYOT (build your own taco - Tuesday)
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2176 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipAGoodDay (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 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

vipJenNas (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 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.

james (New England)
4.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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!

Great (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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.

Sippemom (New England)
4.0  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.

vipTortuga (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

AronS10 (New York Area)
4.0  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!

Mary (New England)
5.0  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.

Mary (New England)
5.0  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!

pussycat (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Overpriced average food

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  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.