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Masa

439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304 (South End)
617-338-8884
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Ranked #374 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South End
Cross street: Arlington and Berkeley
Transit: Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Masa is great all around. Not only for dinner but brunch also. The menu will please everyone plus they have awesome margaritas. Try the Tres Chili!

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I dined with friends for Sunday brunch and everyone loved their food! Reasonably priced with great flavor. The fresh breads and homemade jams/butter were an incredible start. Don't miss out on the Eggs Benedict- great flavor with a little kick!

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went for brunch and tried several tasty tequila based drinks, mostly with chilies. The breads and spreads were good as was my huevos rancheros. The chocolate chip pancakes were underwhelming but the Santa Fe spring rolls were very good. We were disappointed with the burger and fries. The banana empanadas were also underwhelming. Over all good drinks and decent... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I've been to Masa a number of times both for brunch and for drinks with apps. I've always enjoyed great experiences up until recently. I went for brunch with my wife and with several friends. The service was horrible. People didn't get coffee or their correct drinks, and we never got water refills. I mean it was busy, but it... More

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Love the space but service was spotty and food was average. Positive was they accepted our reservation for 13 people. Negative was tables were wedged up against others, trapping other guests.

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Wakefield, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We arrived around 9:30 on a Sunday (so I guess we were there for breakfast) but the entire brunch menu was available. The restaurant was hardly full but we were oddly sat right on top of (literally 3 inches from) the only other table of 2 in the place! We tried not to let this dampen our spirits, as we... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Katy was phenomenal and guided us through all the wonderful menu options. The homemade cornbread was comforting and soooo good, the latte was a smart choice after a night of drinking, but i must admit that i almost ordered the bloody mary! Seems to be a must have!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place has a great bunch menu. Make sure to get there before 11:30AM for their $10 three course brunch menu. I got a Mexican style omelette that was very good and fried plantains. The atmosphere is a little more upscale for its location. They also have very good mimosas!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my most affordable and delicious brunch options in Boston. I had the chorizo dish for my brunch, and it was just the perfect amount. The portions are not giant like diner breakfast/brunch food but the price is reasonable. You get the "fancy" brunch feeling without breaking the bank!

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Not often do I get to travel out of town both with my sister and daughter. Found Masa on Trip Advisor and reviews were pretty good. Boy was I disappointed. Put us in a rear table near a party -- between the thumping background music and the party we finally gave up conversing. Dinner came out way too fast yet... More

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