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The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (43 reviews)
“guac” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do when in the area. The mango guacamole starter is great. They have the best chips and salsa. Mahi mahi taco, fish taco and short rib are great. Beware they are filling so order accordingly. The swordfish entree was delicious and great!

Thank pc19642015
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Cholo corn is my favorite. Great drinks and the food is outa this world. Steps from the Davis T Stop. So good.

Thank jmoeling
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Good tunes, Great service(shout out to Fernando and everyone else) and Delicious food. We weren’t drinking b/c we had a 6 hour drive but next time we are gonna! The Hair of the Dog looked awesome and the margarita sounded scrumptious. In our party we...More

Thank Lvttx
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Great vibe, fantastic margaritas, and delicious food -- nachos are the best I have ever had. This is a great place to go if you want a festive evening out that won't break the bank. I've also had big / slow ordering groups here several...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Server was very attentive throughout the dinner, and made good recommendations on drinks. We ordered lamb and duck entrees which were both on point with medium rare. Juicy and flavourful. Very satisfied with the food, service, and decor of the restaurant. Seated highly recommends it...More

Thank Molly R
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Nice vibe to this space. Tables and chairs are rustic wood finished. Great high ceilings provide a welcomed openness. Food was great with fresh ingredients. Extensive beverage menu and there's an adjacent bar room area from the dining room space. Great place overall.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Four of us went for brunch on a beautiful fall Sunday in New England. We arrived at our reservation time of 1 pm and were promptly seated and the waitstaff service was fine. The menu had a lots of offerings for brunch, indeed a whole...More

Thank Dhanan
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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