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La Brasa

4.4
4.4
776 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located near Tufts University, Assembly Row, and Partners HealthCare, La Brasa is an inviting and comfortable space to hang out for a delicious cocktail or to dine on a memorable meal from the wood grill. Join us for your special event such as Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Corporate Events and more!

Chef Daniel Bojorquez has created a menu which has culinary influences rooted in the same countries as many of the residents of East Somerville.

La Brasa is a Mexican Steak House and Grill, located on Broadway in East Somerville adjacent to its sister restaurant Fat Hen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    take-out and delivery Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Take-Out and Delivery Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1612 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Bojorquez

  • Private party facilities

    We host birthdays, engagement parties, graduation parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, and any other celebrations you can think of! The full restaurant space can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 standing.

  • Private party contact

    La Brasa Private Event Manager: (866) 280-7214

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Glen Street

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Parking lot available behind restraunt after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, AssemblyBus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University, East Somerville, Cambridge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 776 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Mexican

  • Boston

    Mexican

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  1. L

    Lloyd

    New England

    269 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    269 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Brasa is one of our great treasures. The food is consistently outstanding, and so is the service. It's a spacious, comfortable, casual and friendly place to be. Definitely worth coming to East Somerville.
  2. FF

    FoodieForager

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I got married at La Brasa in 2019 and always dine here for our anniversary. The staff members are always attentive, helpful, and generous in celebrating our special day. In addition to the stellar service, the food and drink menus never disappoint, and the ambiance is inviting and interesting. Couldn’t recommend La Brasa enough for any occasion- wedding to weekday!
  3. T

    Talia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Brasa's menu has changed a lot over the years, but the restaurant continues to deliver amazing food and excellent service. Love it!
  4. MC

    MarieC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting was friendly and welcoming. Nice view of the open kitchen and bar. The food and drinks were delicious. Not a huge selection on the menu but certainly enough to please everyone in our party. Service was great. I would definitely return.
  5. RF

    RoFJ03

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The drinks and appetizers were excellent. We ordered the oysters and chicken floutas along with margaritas. The meals following were not nearly as good. The quesadilla was unimpressive at a high price point and the roasted chicken was bland. The chuleta was the best entree we had, it was covered in a very good sauce over a tasty puree, however, it was overcooked although the sauce covered much of the dryness. The sides of elote and fried rice were both good and could be shared. Overall this place is just okay. It is charging way too much for the quality of food they are putting out. They also think very highly of themselves, charging $25 a person if you miss your reservation.
  6. LK

    LizK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't sleep on La Brasa. The food is fantastic and the staff were so lovely. I've been twice, and both times the restaurant wasn't even completely packed, which is so surprising given how amazing this spot is! Perfect place to share a few dishes with friends and drink some great cocktails.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food . excellent service wonderful cocktails would really always go back
  8. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I think that the food was mostly good but nothing to write home about. The cocktails were not good and they don't have enough digestifs. It's too pricey for the quality of the food. The tortillas and the cochinita pibil tacos were amazing!!! Our waitress was nice but she didn't come often enough to get our order for drinks.
  9. W

    Worldtraveler

    New England

    86 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Elevated Mexican dining in a fun atmosphere. I only wish it was busier. Every time I go we are the only ones dining.
  10. CL

    CindyL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 6 different appetizers/sides and they were all excellent. The pisco sour and mocktail were equally as excellent. We will return to eat here (yet) again!
  11. M

    Malcolm

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Music is continuous heavy bass that you can feel in your bones. Very few people around. Drinks are okay, food tastes decent. Portion sizes are all over the place. Waitstaff range from nice and pleasant to apathetic. Only manager seems to know about menu items.
  12. LM

    LindsayM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delish, and almost EVERYTHING is gluten free!!
  13. BF

    BrianaF

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  14. CM

    ChanelM

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was shocked how few people were there on a Friday evening. Service was excellent and the food was very well worth the price.
  15. W

    Worldtraveler

    New England

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a creative, fun restaurant! I hope that they will do well in this location. There food and cocktails were excellent and they were very kind when we showed up late (after getting stuck in traffic). We will return.
  16. KD

    KimD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, expertly prepared - and fun cocktails!
  17. m

    michelle

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we have had in months!
  18. IN

    IngridN

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We tried a few small plates instead of entrees. Seasonings in every dish packed flavor. More to try next time.
  19. JS

    JasonS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was OUTSTANDING. Prices reasonable. Attentive service. A great date night.
  20. c

    cheri

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ceviche was amazing. Cesar salad and steak for dinner were outstanding.
  21. c

    candiceg

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and it’s a fun spot
  22. AB

    AleksB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. My sister and I had the bronzino for two that came with a refreshing salad and a variety of sauces and blue corn tortillas made on site (they were so good we got another order). The fish was cooked to perfection. We also ordered the Mexican street corn that was also delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  23. JT

    JoshuaT

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was severely lacking. 20 min to get water. No refill. We’re not checked upon from arrival of food until we were done. Out of drinks half the time. Food was average to above average but tapas portions (not clear on menu and not explained by server).
  24. NH

    NewHoper

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    First off, amazing food! Artistic touch of Mexican favorites. LOVED the avocado salad, Caesar and beet salads. Only would suggest more black beans in the avocado. Roast chicken was uniquely spicy and tasty. Squash quesadillas somewhat bland but a healthy choice. Steak got excellent reviews as well. Service was slow, probably because it looked like 2 servers for the whole restaurant, including outside. Music was awesome but louder than necessary as it was tough to converse. Still, the amazing food took it over the line. Also, not cheap, but then, few places are these days!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Waited 45 minutes for the waitress to ask us what we wanted to drink. Then she asked if she could bring out food as it came and we specifically said no. We wanted everyone to be served at the same time, but she didn’t care and brought it out as it was made. So we all had to wait for everyone and so our food got cold. And on top of all, she had a terrible attitude.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Every dish was better than the next. Pork tacos were amazing. Excellent drinks as well.
  27. JH

    JHM2000

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with another couple and enjoyed every aspect. Was delighted that the restaurant had an open kitchen, relaxed staff, and well designed dining and bar area. The appetizers and entrees we ordered were all done correctly, delivered quickly, and hit the mark for creativity and quality.
  28. DM

    DevonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant in East Somerville! It's a great spot for brunch or dinner. Its a gem.
  29. MS

    MariaS

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We went there for mothers day and ordered three dishes and each of them came in at a different timing. This resulted in me eating first, then my husband’s dish came in and I was done while my two kids were still waiting on their food, and got theirs last. Very bad timing really make my mothers day lunch unpleasant. Would not recommend this place, food is good although pricey for what it is.
  30. FJ

    FoodJunkie

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The steak entree and Ribs were delicious. The chicken was very bland. Service was tremendously slow. The atmosphere was fun with great cocktails. Overall not worth the price.
  31. MS

    MaggieS

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The ambiance was the best part, close second was the food. Great little tapas experience - my friend and I shared each plate, so it was a great way to try quite a few things! There was a DJ there that night - super fun, but I was glad we sat in the opposite corner of the room. It made for the perfect back drop.
  32. JP

    JaneP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    Very disappointed in the new menu post pandemic. Fewer choices and none of the old great stuff!! Music was beyond way too loud. Yikes. Bartender was outstanding. Attentive without being annoying. Was hoping to sit adjacent to the kitchen as we had done many times previously and those seats were no longer. Won’t recommend
  33. CB

    CaitlinB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu was pretty limited and some items were expensive. The space was beautiful and the food and cocktails were great
  34. P

    Packagedeal

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. We will be back. Ceasar Salad, Ribs and Pork Chop were standouts.
  35. c

    cbettens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe. Great "gents" behind the bar and great favorable food and spirits!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Sunday. Great Food, not crowded, easy parking. Higher price point, but the Food was outstanding.
  37. BD

    BrianD

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous to see Chef back in the kitchen..food was great as usual.
  38. GC

    GgChamps

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sort of a small menu for food but everything is very high quality. Outstanding food, flavors, drinks and atmosphere.
  39. PL

    PeggyLou

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, service got better as the meal progressed - a fun evening for a birthday celebration.
  40. CL

    CoraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing, the steak was awesome and the pancakes were sooo good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Brasa using the Order Online button. La Brasa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-1612 ext. 1.

La Brasa is rated 4.4 stars by 776 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 3 times today
Google Map for La Brasa

124 Broadway, Somerville, MA 2145

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    take-out and delivery Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Take-Out and Delivery Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Grill, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of metered parking available on Broadway, and in the area of East Somerville around the restaurant. Parking lot available behind restraunt after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    MBTA Orange Line T: Sullivan Station, AssemblyBus: Broadway @ Michigan Ave Bus.Close to: Union Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Kendall/MIT, Tufts University, Harvard University, East Somerville, Cambridge

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Bojorquez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1612 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    We host birthdays, engagement parties, graduation parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, and any other celebrations you can think of! The full restaurant space can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 standing.

  • Private party contact

    La Brasa Private Event Manager: (866) 280-7214

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