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The Painted Burro

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219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927 (Summer Street)
+1 617-776-0005
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Davis Square just keep getting better! I had never eaten here and was a little apprehensive reckoning this might be a taco joint. On the contrary I was pleased to learn that it specializes in a broad selection of higher-level, imaginatively crafted, and reasonably priced Latin American cuisine. Really glad that I arrived early for dinner as it gave me... More 

Thank Steve C
Auburn, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had sunday brunch here. We didnt have a reservation but still we got a table in under 15 minutes but we arrived before 11:30. If you plan to visit later I recommend a reservation. This place is popular! I had the morning taco plate and my husband had carnitas cubano torta. Both were flavorful and satisfying after a night... More 

Thank Hope G
Boston, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My family wanted to go here. Not my first choice. First off, the chairs have exceedingly straight backs and felt uncomfortable for most of the meal. May make the decor... but don't favor the user. Then they bring out these ridiculously small containers of freshly made chips and an excellent salsa. The food itself wasn't as exciting to me as... More 

Thank Qpower1
Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love getting drinks here but rarely do food. There are better Mexican options in somerville for dinner. The bar space is decent though and chips and salsa are great

Thank CCtravels986
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been the the painted burro countless times and really cannot recommend it enough! The nachos are the best I have ever had, and I really can't go there without getting them! They have the best margaritas and I have tried most of the margs listed on the menu! The tacos are wonderful and their tortilla chips are fresh... More 

Thank Hanna S
Natick, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The restaurant is energetic. Be sure to make a reservation, and don't be surprised if you can't find a parking space. That said, Painted Burro is worth the trouble. The space is unique with fantastic art- even the tables are art. The food was amazing. A wide variety of cocktails made with fresh ingredients. All four of us ate something... More 

Thank tracie1963
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The street cart chicken was good dish but the chicken itself was pretty dry... The drinks were fantastic though and the staff were all equally delightful. Great selection of tequilas and the location is prime as well - right next to lots of bars to hit after dinner on the weekend. Very pricey though.

Thank Bryan B
Northampton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Painted Burro has he best margaritas in town. In fact, they're the best I've ever had. Definitely stop in for 2 because 1 isn't enough. I recommend eating before or after, however, as the food is merely average. Grab a bite elsewhere and then spend your hard earned dough on those awesome margs.

Thank MSavas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great margaritas and beer menu, service was excellent . Would highly recommend and will return

Thank Renie W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

They don't have burritos on the menu. The tacos are not your standard tacos and the even have a hot dog sandwich on the menu. If you are looking for classic Mexican food, stay away. If you would like an eclectic flare with your salsa, come to this place. I recommend the Cubano with poblano rice side dish and for... More 

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
It is in the former location of Gargoyles on the Square in Davis Square.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?