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Keeping it Global, Delicious and La Brasa

by Komal Patel
La Brasa Restaurant Review


Seriously though, can someone pay me to eat and travel around the world please? I promise I will try everything at least once and appreciate all the beauty the world has to offer.



Anyway. Happy Monday!

Woo! So happy to share my second restaurant review with you featuring La Brasa in Somerville, Ma.

Anybody who knows me knows I am crazy about Mexican food.

I used to live in Boston about 5 years ago before moving to San Diego and I remember the lack of decent Mexican food in the city.

In Cali I was straight spoiled on all the authentic Mexican food. There was a taco shop on every corner offering a plethora of Mexican street foods like tacos, elote and spice!

I first heard about La Brasa through J who had seen it walking home from the train station one night.

After a quick google search we saw that the reviews were stellar and that their menu takes restaurant goers below surface level Mexican, into a world of global eccentric food. La Brasa hits different parts of North American and South America to create their signature of “whole-roasted animals and a bounty of creative salads, sides, “street foods,” and desserts.”

First off – the décor is beautiful. It is very rustic, simple and clean, which I love. They managed to keep the food elevated while the experience and atmosphere cozy.

The heart of La Brasa is surrounded by the wood fired grill. Similar to Terra, at Eataly Boston, most of the menu is prepared on the wood grill. The kitchen has an open concept which allows eaters to view the grill and see the food being prepared.

La Brasa Somerville

It reminds me of being home and just popping in on mom cooking dinner.

Their menu is seasonal and includes locally sourced meat, produce and dairy.

There is nothing better than a restaurant paying homage to the area that it is located in. The food may not be “American” but the ingredients sure are. To me, supporting local business and local finds is essential for success at a local neighborhood restaurant.

It connects the patrons to the food, you know?

J and I like to go there during $1 oysters which are every day from 5-6.


You heard me right, $1 oysters every day! What a deal, right?

La Brasa Somerville

We are the type of people who like to try everything so we usually order a bunch of things and split them all.

The two of us started with the oysters, obvi. We also got the Braised Beef & Sweet Corn Tamale. I think I actually got two orders of this. The masa was perfect. Not mushy at all, and topped off with the braised beef and a few pieces of fresh jalapenos and acorn squash was amaze balls.

OMG, the tamale is absolutely drool worthy. 

Next, we added on FRIED CHICKEN WINGs. They came with fresh horseradish, snails and mesquite brown butter.

The chicken wings caught me off guard. They were sweet, sticky and crunchy all at the same time.

La Brasa had their Daily Beef roast with a fresh chimichurri, served table side and by the ounce. It was very tender and left me salivating.

La Brasa Somerville

We went back to another round of oysters, but this time, the Wood Roasted Oysters. They were packed with lemon, herb and garlic. Pretty much a few of my favorite things.

Overall, I really enjoyed La Brasa, though it isn’t some place I could afford to go to every night (unless we only had $1 oysters).

In my next drop in I would like to try one of the entrees. Have you been to La Brasa? What is your favorite meal there?

Anyways, off to stuff my face with some yummy curry for dinner.



Sweet and Masala

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Michelle Leslie December 4, 2017 - 1:02 pm

I could totally go for a meal like that right now. Darn it looks so scrumptious. That braised beef tamale looks divine, love the way it’s been presented.

Danish Rasool December 4, 2017 - 1:02 pm

I am not a big fan of oysters, but the wood grilled meat looks amazing!!!!

Linda Tran December 4, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Love all of your meal/food posts! This looks so delicious!


Komal Patel December 4, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Thank you Linda!

Taylor Smart December 4, 2017 - 1:38 pm

All the food looks so yummy!!!!

Jagriti Roy December 4, 2017 - 1:48 pm

Being a foodie I share the similar interest of exploring new cuisines around the World like you. I never tried Mexican food yet but after going through your article and all those pics I am thinking about giving it a try..

Komal Patel December 4, 2017 - 3:19 pm

OMG you should! Mexican food is full of so much depth and thoughtfulness.

Joanna December 4, 2017 - 2:29 pm

Oh that beef with chimichuri on top looks so delicious! I have never had authentic mexican food before so I am looking forward to my upcoming trip to Mexico. I will try as many dishes as possible. The 1$ oysters are definitely an amazing deal!

Komal Patel December 4, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Where will you be going in Mexcio? Have a great time!

Tisha December 4, 2017 - 3:08 pm

Looks delicious and the presentation is amazing! Great review- thanks for sharing!

Tanvi Rastogi December 4, 2017 - 3:13 pm

That looks like an exquisite restaurant. Everything looks delicious.

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Lauren Bessette December 4, 2017 - 4:32 pm

It all looks so delicious!

xo, Lauren

Pooja kawatra December 4, 2017 - 4:38 pm

All the photos are looking so delicious especially that grilled meat and oysters are really a steal.

Jana December 4, 2017 - 5:07 pm

This looks delicious! I would love to eat and travel the word as a job too! That’d be so fun! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

Monique Elise December 4, 2017 - 5:18 pm

My mouth is DROOLING! I also loveee to travel and eat! It is a major part of my travel experience quite honestly. And yes Mexican is my favorite too. Great post!

Diana December 4, 2017 - 6:33 pm

I already dinner, but looking at the picture with the oysters made me hungry again, ahahah! Wish I had a similar place in my city!

Kim December 4, 2017 - 7:42 pm

You had me at $1 oysters!


Komal Patel December 5, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Girl! Not many places do them anymore. Usually, $1.50 oysters, but this is really $1!

Alicia Taylor December 4, 2017 - 7:46 pm

You got some amazing photos of the food here. It looks like an interesting restaurant. I could go for the oysters myself.

lau December 4, 2017 - 8:32 pm

these look delicious! i have only eaten twice in a Mexican restaurant, we usually opt for Japanese when eating out


Komal Patel December 5, 2017 - 4:10 pm

I love Japanese! Do yo have any good recommendations?

Ithfifi December 4, 2017 - 9:04 pm

Oh wow this look lovely!! They all look delicious but what an amazing deal on the oysters! I would eat here if I could, no doubt!

Daria December 5, 2017 - 2:05 am

These look so amazing , getting hungry. The beef roast with a fresh chimichurri is something I need to recreate, I love cooking

Shell December 5, 2017 - 2:45 am

All this food looks absolutely delicious!! I love finding new places to eat!

Talina December 5, 2017 - 3:49 am

I may have just finished dinner an hour or so ago, but now I am totally wanting some of this goodness!

Komal Patel December 5, 2017 - 4:10 pm

Story of my life: food + more food

Preet December 5, 2017 - 4:26 am

The food sounds delicious, I really like their presentation. I love finding new places and trying new cuisines.

Meghan December 5, 2017 - 5:15 am

Wow this food looks so amazing!! I would love to take my fiance here sometime.

Samantha December 5, 2017 - 6:50 am

It’s great when restaurants locally source food/ingredients. The beef roast looks so yummy!

Thena Franssen December 5, 2017 - 12:10 pm

Those oysters look beyond delicious. and that steak? Fresh and local ingredients are key in making the best of the best food!

Kristiana Wajnblom December 5, 2017 - 2:40 pm

I love open concept restaurants! It’s so cool to see your food being prepared, and to just hear the noises of the kitchen. I’m drooling over this food! I love knowing that when I’m eating at a restaurant the food is fresh, and being locally sourced is such a great way to keep your community thriving!

Komal Patel December 5, 2017 - 4:09 pm

You said it perfectly and I couldn’t agree more!

Sneha December 5, 2017 - 2:52 pm

I am a big foodie. You gave an awesome review and the food looks delicious. ????????

Belle December 5, 2017 - 2:55 pm

Yum! Those look amazing!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

mily jain December 5, 2017 - 3:12 pm

The food looks yum although i do prefer restaurants that offer a better value for money….i also love places which use absolutely fresh and wholesome ingredients which add a burst of flavours to the dish..

Mjchristine December 5, 2017 - 3:42 pm

That’s what I dreamt too before to be paid by travelling and eating! That oyster looked so flavorful!

Taslyn Russell December 5, 2017 - 8:44 pm

This looks so yummy I could so eat this going to google this restaurant. I am feeling hungry.

Sarah Ann December 5, 2017 - 9:49 pm

I’ve never tried oysters before but I really want to now. And what value for money, would be rude not to!

Komal Patel December 5, 2017 - 10:19 pm

haha, yes, it would be very rude!

Ellie Plummer December 5, 2017 - 9:54 pm

I also love Mexican food so I loved this. I bet this tasted delicious, I’m jealous that you get to try all of this.

Luci December 5, 2017 - 11:32 pm

For real thou, there needs to be a company that will hire people that will travel all over to eat at restaurants. That would be my ideal job for me. I would be willing to try anything.

Beola Lawal December 6, 2017 - 12:28 am

This is such an awesome post, my hubby will surely love to eat here. you got me at $1 for oysters, I will be sharing this post with him.

maritza baez December 6, 2017 - 2:13 am

wow! it sounds like you had fun, and that is such a good deal with the oysters. I wonder if they have anything available for vegetarians or vegans? I’ve never been there before but it sounds like they really have some culinary talent and connect well with their patrons.

Melanie December 6, 2017 - 7:05 am

Oh wow i amstarving just reading this. the Daily Beef roast with a fresh chimichurri looks lovely and what oysters for $1 is amazing x

Indu December 6, 2017 - 7:17 am

I love your review of Mexican delicacies of this restaurant. But I cannot say much on food as I am vegetarian so do not have even a slightest inkling on non veg items.

Julie Wright December 6, 2017 - 8:35 am

Not my type of food tbh, so cannot say it looks appealing to me, but it certainly looks like it is presented well and I am glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

Candy Rachelle December 6, 2017 - 11:26 am

Those foods you shared are totally delicious. It makes me really hungry now. lol!! I am sure that my husband will love this oyster. He really loves to try different foods.

Nicole F December 7, 2017 - 4:47 am

Those oysters looked really good. I’m literally obsessed with oysters!

Anna December 7, 2017 - 9:36 am

OMG your pictures are too good, making me hungry now lol I am definitely having oysters tomorrow 😀

Julie Syl December 9, 2017 - 5:13 am

This recipe looks so good! It looks totally delicious that it made me feel like I want to try this right now

Marie December 10, 2017 - 6:19 am

Everything looks so good, especially the oysters! Your post made me hungry!

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