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Masa

$$$
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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Today
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 23
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have eaten here a few times with the wife and a couple one with daughter. The food is excellent as is the service. The Sunday brunch is the best anywhere. The Huevos Rancheros is very good and the portion is more than enough. We have also had dinner here and loved it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Went here the evening of the marathon. Our server was fantastic. The complimentary bread course with multiple spreads was delicious; definitely could eat the sweet cornbread and molasses butter everyday. We had the avocado and Caesar appetizer salads which were wonderful as were the scallop and duck small plate and the pork shoulder entree. The only thing we didn't care... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been to Masa three times - I have generally been happy with my experience each time. The service is a bit slow but the food (and margaritas) are quite good. It has not been very crowded the few times I have been and so it's a good "backup" option if you are planning to go to one of... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When we got to MASA for our Sunday brunch reservation they said that tables of 7 were ineligible for brunch. WHAT? so they made us pay twice the price for half of the food. Even worse, the egg whites were not cooked. Could not eat quite a bit of the food. No manager could be found. First negative review I... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stopped in early Sunday afternoon. MASA was bustling and there was a 10-minute wait. Luckily we'd made reservations and a table waited. This is a strong late 20s, early 30s crowd, a hip & moderately loud hangout. Food is South American themed and beautifully presented. Food quality is excellent. Before a tip, four of us paid $70 for everything, including... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We chatted with the bartender while waiting for our table. She seemed to be happy working at Masa and has many future ambitions. She made our wait very pleasant as she busily waited on others. Our seating was tight but comfortable. Our waitress Molly was also very pleasant and timely. She wasn't overbearing but attentive. The meal was a specific... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?