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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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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 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:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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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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190 reviews
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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 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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?