La Brasa | Somerville, MA Boston

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went to check out la brasa last night after a long hard day of doing nothing at sowa.

la brasa

la brasa is a newly opened restaurant in somerville. an alum of l’espalier and sel de la terre, Chef Daniel Bojorquez’s new venture was one of the most anticipated openings of the year. featuring a wood fire grill, la brasa’s concept is ‘wood-burning grilling everything’. Bojorquez wont stick to one specific cuisine, rather, he will incorporate a taste of mexican, peruvian, middle eastern, french and more into cooking with live wood fire.

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la brasa took more than 2 years to open; the space is absolutely beautiful, clean, bright, inviting, and spacious.

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xingu black – tasted like beer flavored soda. i liked it a lot
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speaking in tongues – strawberry infused crema de mezcal, luxardo amaro abano, citrus, bitters.
if mezcal’s on the menu, im def getting it. the mezcal was on the lighter note which makes it more pleasant to drink.

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bantam cider
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carved beef w/ chimichurri- prime rib in cilantro sauce – the meat was flavorful and the sauce was refreshing.
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Tiradito with Uni vinaigrette, shaved fennel and black garlic mustard
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Swiss Chard Pie with colorado chile, coddled farm fresh egg, spanish ham and piperade
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i really liked this dish.
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zatar roasted lamb saddle with curry cous cous, apricots and mint
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crispy skin, the cut was flavorful and had a nice chew to the bite.
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i hate carrots, but my friends all enjoyed it.
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pescado zarandeado- grilled red snapper rubbed with gaujillo
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my fave dish of the night. tender and flavorful with crispy skin on the outside. the contrast and flavors were divine.
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the food was excellent: incredibly fresh and great choices of ingredients, unique, creative and pleasant flavors, precise executions, oh and beautiful ceramics. we enjoyed everything we had. drinks were unique and delicious. yay for mezcal!! in fact, the entire drink menu (see below pictures) looks soo good i wanted to try everything. the operation was smooth especially for a restaurant’s only been opened for a few days. our waiter was extremely friendly, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. la brasa might be the best one we’ve tried in boston this year. yes, even better than alden and harlow.

please dont get too popular too soon so we can still manage to get seats!!
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La Brasa

124 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
Phone number (617) 764-1412
labrasasomerville.com

La Brasa on Urbanspoon

here’s the menu of la brasa
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the drink menu of la brasa
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