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Barra, Somerville, MA

Barra

4.8
4.8
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Come eat, come drink, come hang out.
VISIT OUR PATIO! Only oudoor seating.
Take Out and Delivery available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Dining Bar, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-1750

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We cater events in the Boston area. Please email us in advance to discuss details.

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. AM

    AllyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and drinks!! Great patio. In the front and back.
  2. J

    Josh

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not your typical Mexican spot -- It's run by Mexico City natives working to represent the city's bar scene. A well-curated bar and menu.
  3. L

    Leigh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barra was absolutely wonderful. Literally the best food I've had in Boston, and some of the best Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico. Beautifully curated cocktail, mezcal and sotol list, a thoughtful and inventive menu. Absolutely do not miss the gringas tacos or the tetelas -- everything was wonderful, but those two knocked me dead. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable, they gave wonderful recommendations, and brought all the ambiance of the very chic indoor space into the patio dining experience. Can't wait to go back again, and again, and again. (Seriously, I hope they liked us, because we're definitely going to be frequent visitors.)
  4. SM

    SamanthaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing service and food that reminded me of what my grandparents would make at home.
  5. IM

    IMEJIAF

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Mexican food in the Boston area! The drinks are also amazing!
  6. k

    kateandfriends

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Tiny portions of very subpar food for ridiculous prices. Shrimp tacos came in an order of 2 and each had ONE piece of shrimp with the tail still on in a tiny tortilla smeared with mashed potatoes, and no side, for $16. Everything was very under salted. Drinks were tasty but also very small and expensive. Chips (which tasted completely unsalted) and Guac was big enough to maybe be considered a side to an entree, not its own appetizer, and was $11!! We left very hungry and broke (dinner for 4, sharing chips and slasa&guac, cactus salad, each got 1 entree and 1 drink, shared 1 dessert) was $240. With so many great, authentic, Mexican spots around somerville/cambridge its hard to say I would recommend this place or justify the outrageous prices.

    BarraResponded on April 8, 2021Thanks for your feedback and sorry our concept was not a match for your needs. We use all natural and high quality ingredients (every tortilla, salsa & cocktail juice/fruit is crafted at the moment), hence costs do tend to exceed those of other less quality/detail-oriented establishments. As authentic as it gets, we do assure you. Thanks for your support and initial interest.

  7. W

    Walidh

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Great food and very friendly staff/ service. One of few places that specializes in Mexican food (not Tex-Mex), you’ll find cactus and grasshopper on the menu. Superb drinks too!
  8. H

    Hannah

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, cozy outdoor space (with plenty of heaters!), and the kindest staff. Can't wait to come back.
  9. AG

    AnneG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, inspired food. Excellent cocktails. Super personable servers. Can’t wait to go back.
  10. SB

    SamuelB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food and drinks, with a nice patio in the back
  11. PH

    PaulH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on their patio, although they now have indoor seating. Great drinks, great food, great service. What more can you ask for?
  12. NV

    NicoleV

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, fantastic authentic cuisine with great cocktails and great vibes. The patio is worth it even in the cold.
  13. J

    Joseph

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drink are pricy, but amazing. Well worth it to upgrade from a casual spot to Barra!
  14. S

    Slam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great place! Great food, super fun with a large range of mezcal to try- Transports you to Mexico city!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adorable all around.
  16. KB

    KatieB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails and food were amazing! Every person who helped us was very nice, and the patio set up around back is very cute. This was our first meal out in 8 months, and it was the perfect choice!
  17. Z

    Zooey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New gem in union sq! Especial!! The Tacos de Chile relleno are amazing, and the staff super friendly.
  18. ZH

    ZoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service -- the staff was so knowledgable about the tequila, mezcal, and sotol options on the menu. Very cozy and cute patio ambience, and the foot was fresh and excellent. Would highly recommend!
  19. E

    Evan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were incredibly tasty and the staff was lovely.
  20. JR

    JoeRenny

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I really wanted to like it. The patio is so cute and the people working there are very sweet. But the food just wasn't great. We have a lot of Mexican food, and perhaps most of it isn't as authentic as the food at La Barra, but I have to say that we enjoy the food we get elsewhere more than we enjoyed the food at La Barra. My partner's al pastor got an "I'll tell you later" when I asked him how it was. I enjoyed my tortilla chips more than anything. And one of the drinks we got was downright bizarre and hard to drink. I hope this place makes it, but I'm sorry to say we won't be returning.
  21. K

    Kathy

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and cocktails!! A group of 6 of us and we all want to go back.
  22. C

    Casey

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing cocktail menu with a focus on mezcal. All the drinks we had were great. The food was also excellent and was a welcome change of pace for what you usually see on the menu at a Mexican restaurant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was spectacular. Authentic.
  24. TM

    TalM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff were super kind, the tamale was out of this world yummy. Drinks and rest of the food were good. I felt safe eating outside pandemic-wise!
  25. NV

    NicoleV

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food is incredible!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barra using the Order Online button. Barra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-1750.

Barra is rated 4.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Dining Bar, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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