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The Painted Burro

€€ - €€€Mexican, ,
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant with a professional and charming waitstaff. There is a good selection of craft and imported beers. Those are the highlights. The food unfortunately massively disappoints. From the overly sweet and insipid pico de gallo served with chips, to fish tacos...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank extrapagespassport
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We had a very fun night out with a group of 10 on a Friday night. We had a res, but had to wait about 30 min in the bar which made some of the natives restless but the cocktails were all good.The place was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hancamem
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I was here today with family and we had a great time. We came without a reservation, but the waiters found us a nice table. We had nachos and tacos, which were excellent, and very well made drinks. Our server, Fernando, was incredibly helpful with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank V891ZZjulianl
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I really enjoyed myself here, the food was great, drinks strong and service outstanding...what more can you ask for.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bostonguy87
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I went with work colleagues and had a great time. Most of us got the fajitas which did not disappoint and my associate got the duck carnitas enchiladas which were epic! Good drinks and beer list as well. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank moyali
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were staying at a B&B in the area, and Ladyfriend and I decided to spend the afternoon wandering around this neighborhood, which is incredibly hip -- in this seven (or so) block stretch there are three large consignment shops, a sweet guitar shop, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank paginesparse
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We live in the neighborhood and regularly enjoy meals at this restaurant. Dinner and Brunch are both excellent. We usually start with the chips and salsa ... the chips are homemade and very good. We've tried every single Taco and they're all really good ......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelingartistJ
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is one of my favorite mexican restaurants in the area! They have a great variety of tacos and margaritas

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ellenrometa
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

An impressive tequila list & tasty margaritas. Food is always pretty good, some things on the menu are great, some flavor combos are a little odd.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank annekabjorkeson
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Everything in Cambridge is on the expensive side but this very popular, very crowded (Monday night wait of about 30 minutes) is one of the more expensive Mexican places I've been. That being said, the food was good. Service was ok for a busy night....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ZippyZZZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
    (Summer Street)
  • Public Transportation: Davis Square MBTA Redline. Follow Elm Street from the center south. After you cross Bowers Ave we will be on your left.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-776-0005
  • E-mail
The Painted Burro features an exciting seasonal menu that highlights the diverse cuisines of Latin America. From our wonderfully flavored moles to our selection of grilled meats and fish to our extensive list of over 100 craft tequilas the goal at The Painted Burro is to impart our local chef driven styles into modern interpretations of Latin American cuisine with a strong respect for tradition.
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