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The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“tacos” (40 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fantastic for brunch. I always get the superbeasto (a little of everything) and never regret it, but everything my friends have tried has always been good too.

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

Thank Hope G
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...More

Thank Qpower1
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
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...More

Thank Hanna S
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....More

Thank tracie1963
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...More

Thank Bryan B
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...More

Thank MSavas
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
  • E-mail
It is in the former location of Gargoyles on the Square in Davis Square.