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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
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.
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..
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.
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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