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Para Maria Kitchen and Bar, Boston, MA

Para Maria Kitchen and Bar

4.4
4.4
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
Rooted in tradition and steeped in nostalgia, Para Maria (Located in the lobby level of the Envoy Hotel) is a Latin-inspired restaurant located in the center of Boston’s Seaport District. Translating to "For Maria," The Envoy Hotel's latest dining experience is dedicated to Chef Tatiana Rosana's grandmother, or abuela, Maria. It was through her grandmother's lessons that Tatiana first discovered her passion for cooking and love of food, the same passion that drives the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 530-1538

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Tatiana Rosana

  • Private party facilities

    If you wish to book a private event at Lookout Rooftop Bar, please contact our event coordinator Maia Pliss at mpliss@theenvoyhotel.com or call at 617.530.1530

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Cross street

    Sleeper St. and Seaport Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Located across from the Silver Line Court House Stop. Walking Distance from Red Line South Station and Blue Line Aquarium.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 148 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was sub par overall. We ordered the whole snapper and it was shockingly bland. I am surprised that such a mediocre restaurant is in such a beautiful location.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails and food were amazing but it was the service that truly blew us away. We sat at the bar for dinner and Sean really took care of us. He knew his stuff whenever we had questions but was also honest and accommodating too. Will definitely be going back to try more of the menu!
  3. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were good! Food was a bit overpriced for the quality and quantity compared to surrounding restaurants.
  4. NS

    NeusaS

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The place was easy to find and it was pretty and well put together. Once we sat down it took a minute for the waiter to notice us sitting down. It was a bit disorganized within itself the restaurant wasn’t busy and it appeared that our server only had 2-3 tables. It’s described as a latin inspired but had very little to it on the menu. The drinks were watered down and I asked for them to make me another one and it was better but not how it was supposed to be. Food was better I had the paella and it was really good with good amount of seafood and had the street corn. The street corn was as if they took a corn and cut it up in 3 small pieces. My partner had ta tacos and calamari the calamari were pretty tasty. Tacos too small. Best part was the churros that alone was a 10/10. Overall there is a lot of potential to the restaurant and where it is located but there’s couple of things they’ll have to work on.
  5. KM

    KatieM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Would have liked a bigger ( food) menu but food was good overall
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Para Maria’s for New Year’s Eve with a small group of friends. It went amazing, the service was great, and the food was fantastic. I tried the coffee rubbed steak, well worth the price.
  7. F

    Frodz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good service, the waitress really sweet and kind. The drinks weren't that good and they are really price. I was expecting something better than what was served. As for food, the Salmon on Coconut and the burger, they were delicious. Now, we ordered a side of tostones which cost $10 per side, so we thought they were going to be fresh tostones. Specially since the menu was made by a Cuban chef. To our surprise the tostones were the frozen kind. Dry and extremely tough to the bite. We could tell they were probably Goya bagged frozen tostones. A total let down.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely phenomenal, the food was so amazing as always!! My husband and I have been to Para Maria before and we wanted to come back to celebrate our wedding anniversary! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone ! We even went to the bar and had another drink after our meal because we were so relaxed and enjoying the environment !
  9. K

    Kris

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was surprised at how much we enjoyed our meals. The lunch menu was simple - tacos and salad but good and the service was excellent.
  10. IB

    IBWT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The street corn appetizer was fantastic with a kick.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the paella that I ordered and the appetizers (chips and salsa, fried calamari) we’re decent I am a big fan of craft beers, so I wish they had a slightly more substantial beer selection . I thought our server was lovely and awesome
  12. o

    outandabout

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed wonderful cocktails at the fun bar and then a fantastic dinner with a wonderful server (Sebastian). The vibe was festive and fun but quiet enough to good conversation. We were all totally happy with our meals and the experience.
  13. VF

    VickiF

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!👏👏👏
  14. C

    Carolyn

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu was interesting and the ambiance was nice. The bar is roomie with great seating. Veggie option could use some upgrading.
  15. GM

    GelMel

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was nice. Its a nice ambient. The food was not so good but it wasn't bad. We ordered the calamari, Tuna tar tar and the ribs. Calamari was good. Everything else was just okay. Its a nice date night experience. Would not go back unless its just for drinks.
  16. JM

    JonM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Tatiana and her staff were TOP NOTCH! could not have asked for a better experience. Our apps were fantastic, the smoked ahi tuna, the ribs, everything down to the mango salsa that accented the plate was exceptional. The mains were better still! The Salmon was perfectly cooked, flavorful, paella was the best I’ve had in the northeast period. Don’t get us started on the Churros! My wife and kids cleared the plate so fast we had to order more! Brian made us some incredible drinks, great conversation, attentive staff. 10/10 experience, ambiance, food. The Total package was phenomenal by the team at Para Maria. Cannot wait to come back.
  17. A

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well cooked meal. Excellent service. Setting was nice for semi formal eating experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, fairly priced, highly recommend a visit!
  19. CM

    CraigM

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Particularly great service, my server was fantastic
  20. F

    Foodie

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately for us, there was a private party going on in the restaurant while we and other diners were there, but there was no walled off space for them, so the noise level was extreme and the service was spotty. The mussels we had were good, grilled bread could have used a bit of olive oil before grilling. The vegetarian entree, a cauliflower dish needs a re-do. It was terribly dry, unseasoned, and under-cooked. The rice that accompanied the dish was good, but the taste of raw, uncooked garlic ruined the black beans served with it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    I’d avoid this place. It seems understaffed with 30+ minutes for food/drinks to arrive and expensive for the quality. Our waiter also threw out half an entree after we asked them to box it up. They then asked us to leave immediately so they could turn the table over.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was absolutely divine. This Para Maria is definitely a Gem ✨ The Food is so delicious and the drinks are worth every Penny!! A Must Go for Sure!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven’t had the chance over the last few years to experience Chef Tatiana Rosano’s cuisine you’re missing out on a bright rising star. The smoked tuna tartare is fresh and flavorful, the salsa kicks in the right amount of spice that wakes you up. I could keep on raving, but you have to go experience it for yourselves.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was stellar/ the GM is so accommodating, the food is to die for. Perfect all the way around.
  25. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Orzo is a nice take on paella, patatas bravas was excellent - street corn too. Our server Alexandra was a delight and recommend a great rioja wine. Highly recommend.
  26. HG

    HeatherG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Way overpriced for what it was. A $19 cocktail to start? Even the high end local places are more reasonable than that. Food was just okay. Again, overpriced for what it was.
  27. EA

    ErnaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing! She offered me another glass of wine after we found several flies in my glass. She made great recommendations for our meal and dessert.
  28. c

    candyc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    the food was salted, the drink not to good I order a margarita to far from margarita
  29. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great - small focused menu. The cheesecake dessert was a standout. Waitress was outstanding - just the right amount of attentiveness and really knew the menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! Beautiful spot for outdoor dining and people watching! Staff did a great job of making you feel welcome!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall great, took a while for the food to come out.
  32. RT

    RebeccaT

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The overall experience was just okay. Everything seemed to lack something. Service was just a bit too slow, food was under seasoned and price was too high for what we got. I can’t say the drinks we very yum. We asked to relay the message to the chef since she is supposed to be well known and the server seemed scared. All I can say is, we didn’t hate it but we didn’t love it.
  33. g

    great

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pretty solid wine list, adequate but unspectacular beer list. Decent food, but the reason to come here is the excellent service and hospitality at the bar- top notch bartenders and great vibes.
  34. SD

    SuraD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In love with this place, their food is so good. Staff is so friendly and helpful. Good place for gatherings.
  35. J

    Jstone8103

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The cauliflower dish had good flavor. It was a lot of cauliflower. The combination of music from the Barking Crab combined with the less poppy music coming from inside was annoying. It cost too much for what we had. Paying for location but there is no view.
  36. ML

    MarkL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Didn’t live up to our high expectations, but met the need for late evening dinner with a nice view of the passers by walking along the waterfront. Pleasant waitress took our drink and food order and then followed up to make sure everything was OK. Delicious paella and mussels for dinner, but both were served after a substantial wait and cool in temperature. They might need to turn up the heating lamp! Otherwise, good location and outdoor dining made it a wonderful evening.
  37. g

    ginas

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was incredible!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff was outstanding, drinks were amazing and the food was excellent. Highly recommend!
  39. LJ

    LauraJ

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The meals were overpriced and you don’t get a lot of food for your money. The service was incredibly slow.
  40. CP

    ConnieP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We chose this restaurant because of the information about a young female chef--how refreshing! But we were sorely disappointed. We had to wait at least an hour for our meal. The server was a lovely woman, by the way, not her fault. She gave us chips and salsa because the wait was so long, and the salsa was "off"--tasted as if it was about to spoil. The meal finally came lukewarm. Nothing about it was special, certainly not justifying the price, except the potatoes, which were ok. I would never go back there for dinner.

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Para Maria Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Para Maria Kitchen and Bar

70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sleeper St. and Seaport Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Located across from the Silver Line Court House Stop. Walking Distance from Red Line South Station and Blue Line Aquarium.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Tatiana Rosana

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 530-1538

  • Private party facilities

    If you wish to book a private event at Lookout Rooftop Bar, please contact our event coordinator Maia Pliss at mpliss@theenvoyhotel.com or call at 617.530.1530

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