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439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304 (South End)
617-338-8884
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Ranked #340 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
Neighborhood: South End
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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
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Terrific place for Sunday brunch at a reasonable price. Food was good and the tequila sunrise was a yummy brunch cocktail. Very popular place and we look forward to returning. Enjoy.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have been here for brunch more times than I can remember and I strongly recommend it. They have a great brunch deal on the weekends, very affordable given the prices you start to see for brunch in that end of the city. The empanadas are amazing and the corn bread they put out while you wait is so good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went here for brunch on a Sunday. Our waitress was super nice and gracious. It was our first time at Masa and will want to return in the future. Our meals were creative and well presented. I must compliment Masa on their bread basket and unique spreads. The price was also very reasonable!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wide selection of great apps and classic margaritas make this a great after work place or pre-theater stop off. Enjoy.

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New York, New York, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Masa came up on a google search for "Best Brunch" so we thought what the heck...we got the $8.95 brunch special and it was incredible! We got the caramelized plantain empanada, and it was perfectly sweet and savory...followed by the Southwest Eggs Benedict and the Huevos Rancheros...both deliciously fresh and different...we were pleasantly surprised and would definitely dine here again...also,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not sure what was going on here. Server and host seemed uninterested. Only one other table had customers the entire time we were there on a Sunday night. Server was unattentive and barely audible. Food was tastey but did not feel welcome here. With so many great restaurants in the South End we will not be returning to Masa. Maybe... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A large group is hard to handle. Masa did our good job of feeding 16 of us! The appetizers were wonderful. The only shortfall was the pork shoulder which wasn't as tender as my buddy would have expected. Everything else had our party licking the plate.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Masa is amazing for brunch. We didn't have reservations, but just hopped in and tried to get a couple of seats at the bar for brunch. We did, and ordered a couple of delicious brunch cocktails: bellini and pomegranate mojito. Both lovely. The brunch menu was delicious and was of great value. We had a lovely time and would definitely... More 

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York, ME.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After finding a parking spot on the street with an hour on the meter, my spouse & I stopped in at Masa for a snack before a play. On a Saturday at 1pm, the restaurant was full of people having brunch. We opted for seats at the brass-topped bar and had fish tacos and plantain empanada with cinnamon cream cheese.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has a terrific balance of qualities I appreciate. Creative menu without being off-putting, cuisine and atmosphere not pretentious or too precious, predictably very good meals, excellent may be more accurate, good ambiance. Excellent pairing of tastes without being too exotic. Always busy in my experience but no sense of being squeezed. Lots of good adds up to great.

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Additional Information about Masa

Address: 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304
Phone Number: 617-338-8884
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary

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