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The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
+1 617-776-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“taco” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2927
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Reviews (162)
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Painted Burro was a nice surprise. Their menu was small but varied. My wife and I each ordered different types of mole tacos, wife's was a carnitas with squash mole, and both were terrific. I ordered Mexican corn on the cob that had an avocado...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 7 September 2017

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 9 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 8 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 30 April 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 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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