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The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“taco” (21 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank V891ZZjulianl
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bostonguy87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great, upmarket (or "elevated") Mexican place near Porter Square. There was a long wait for a table, but the bar is first come first serve so we grabbed a drink and pounced on the first open table. There's a lot of great...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I made a 7pm reservation for a Wednesday night. Due to traffic I and half of my party arrived at 7:20pm. Due to miscommunication on our part, the other half of our party didn’t show up at 7pm as planned to grab our table. As...More

Thank sdavi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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