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The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“tacos” (41 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in a party of 6; me, wife, 2 daughters and their husbands ranging in age from 61 to 85 - so on the elder side and probably the oldest diners there around 5:30pm. We got seated quickly and drinks got quickly ordered. There...More

Thank cdvc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress was so nice, funny, and accommodating. We were a larger group (8 of us) and the meal and service were so wonderful. Great food and great atmosphere! In the summer months, they open the front of the restaurant and it has a nice...More

Thank Ann Marie S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Headed to the painted Burro after dinner, had some great drinks, with some good music and chill vibes. A fun night was had by all.

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was a very pleasant experience. Portions and service was excellent. We ordered the Dos Empanadas, shrimp with grits, tofu and shrimp tacos. Everything was excellent. The shrimp and grits especially had an unusual spice on the shrimp that I really enjoyed. Staff was very...More

Thank ShoMoDe
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I came here on a Monday night and the service was very slow. It took us almost 25 minutes to get our drinks, and then when we did get them one of them was the wrong kind. The food was great, however the server did...More

Thank almtravel511
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Friends took us here, it's their go-to local spot - for good reason! Excellent chilaquiles with fresh chips and quality salsa. Good vegetarian options and multiple dishes that can be made vegetarian.

Thank suffolkblueline
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
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Description
It is in the former location of Gargoyles on the Square in Davis Square.
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