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Masa

#321 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
South End
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Contemporary
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439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304 (Arlington and Berkeley)
+1 617-338-8884
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Today
09:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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328 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for brunch, nice place. Good weekend brunch menu, good brunch drink selection. There's something just a LITTLE off about the entire place, but overall no complaints about the food. The service, sadly, was not good.

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Thank David P
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Masa in Boston. The Negra Modelo braised pork and roasted chicken enchilada had great flavors of the southwest like New Mexico rather than Tex-Mex. There was also a wonderful corn bisque with a hint of chile. My husband enjoyed the margarita and I had my favorite Mexican beer, Negra Modelo. The... More 

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Thank Carol V
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to masa many times and it has always been very good. We love going there for brunch- food and drinks are always good!

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Thank MilakdM
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fusion Mexican breakfast starved with cocktails a smile and a free sampling of cornbread with jalapeños chutney, maple butter and pepper salsa - a must

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Thank Natalie Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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197 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday night and the place was nearly empty. Almost no Mexican/Southwestern items on the menu. Food and service were both OK but not impressive.

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Thank rllbol
Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a busy restaurant, and we sat at the bar while waiting for a table. The bloody mary was different, spicy and good! Once seated, we were served quickly. The breakfast burrito and the eggs benedict are both excellent. We would eat here again, although we did feel old, as this is quite a young crowd.

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Thank Heather O
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our son was in town on business and our daughter had been here many times - first time for the rest of us - and we would all definitely go back.. Great menu, attentive service

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Thank jcmw2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This long-standing restaurant is renowned for its' weekend brunch. There is a Prix-fixe version until 10am, but we came later and ate a la carte. The food was well-flavored, but Masa loses a star for watered-down mojitos!

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Thank veronicafromboston
Palo Alto, CA
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I visited Masa on a Monday night with a group of business colleagues. The restaurant was practically empty and remained empty during our dinner. Everything we tasted was delicious, but that's about it. Service was slow (even with an empty restaurant) and the decor looked tired. Margaritas were too expensive for their mediocre quality. Basically, I don't recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Mooneydriver
Stow, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Sad that I had missed the much-touted $9.95 9-11 AM Sunday brunch, I was heartened to realize that brunch continues til 3, just at slightly higher prices.The low-priced deal runs AM and afternoon on Saturdays as well. We ate at one of 4 outdoor tables on a warm September day which was an enjoyable place from which we watched neighbors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304
    (Arlington and Berkeley)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8884

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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