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Masa

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South End
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304 (Arlington and Berkeley)
Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
617-338-8884
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southwestern Winner

On a recent night, I started with the jalapeño pea soup which was very tasty. I moved on to the Negro Modelo braised pork shoulder on garlic mashed potatoes which was outstanding. We shared an excellent guacamole and chips. Oh, I forgot to mention the excellent margarita at the bar. Masa offers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JoeHafky
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had a hankering for guacamole and enchiladas so went to a Mexican close to my hotel. I did not look at the menu first and was disappointed to find out that they did not have either of these! What they did have, however, was incredibly delicious gourmet Mexican inspired cuisine. Our meal was delicious topped off by an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were able to use Opwn Table to reserve a table. Glad we did, this place was hoppinf at noon on Sunday. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The wait staff was delightful, attentive, yet allowed us to relax and enjoy. The food was scrumptious with something for our picky eater and something for the more adventurous. We enjoyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was my first time here and I will definitely be going back. We were greeted by our awesome server. We started with some tapas as appetizers: shredded chicken taquito, the pork spring roll, and the queso fundido empanada - all super delicious. The empanada was my favorite. It was cheesy, flavorful, and had a little kick. For the main... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Eat like a King and Queen, get the brunch special, entree and main with a drink for $10 and the bread they bring is amazing. Lovely setting, highly reccommend it. One of the few memorable restaurants for me in USA.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Enjoying great atmosphere and food ...and drinks before celebrating Boston Gay Pride. Great location and energy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Food was incredibly overpriced for what it was. Pork loin was too dry for my taste. Drinks were pricy and unremarkable given the fact there are several nearby restaurants/cocktail lounges that serve far better mojitos and margaritas. Would go back to try the $1 tapas at the bar, but will not sit in the dining room for dinner again.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a business dinner at Masa as it's not a long walk from both Copley and the Theatre districts. There was plenty of space at our table and we had a reasonable meal - the salmon was tasty, pork loin and ahi tuna were both good and cocktails/wine list were good. Service was a bit slow, despite the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved it, duck and scallops apps is an A+ and negro modelo braised pork is outstanding! Cool ambiance and great drinks

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We dropped into Masa on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a couple of cocktails and some chips and salsa. Margueritas had a strange, chemical flavor--not sure if there was any fresh juice in there at all. (Masa serves Margueritas on the rocks only, no frozen, just so you know.) Though the bar was not busy and the restaurant was empty,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a recent night, I started with the jalapeño pea soup which was very tasty. I moved on to the Negro Modelo braised pork shoulder on garlic mashed potatoes which was outstanding. We shared an excellent guacamole and chips. Oh, I forgot to mention the excellent margarita at the bar. Masa offers excellent food and good value.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-338-8884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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