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439 Tremont St. Send to Phone
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Potent libations, spicy tapas and salsa dancing make Masa a South End favorite.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Masa, Boston, MA

Masa Restaurant Review

: A fashionable crowd flocks to the popular Southwestern staple Masa for its $1 tapas bar menu (half-price combo platters from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close). Portions are hearty and the menu is wide-ranging. We recommend the skillet roasted sea scallops and barbecue duck with sweet corn cream, as well as the gulf shrimp quesadilla with goat cheese and smoked pineapple salsa. The softly-lit dining room features pricier plates --- don't miss the zucchini steaks with sweet potato crisps. A wake-up-your-palate weekend brunch, meanwhile, offers the opportunity to sample unusual treats: caramelized plantain empanada with Mexican cinnamon cream cheese, and Santa Fe-style eggs Benedict topped with a green chile hollandaise and avocado. Bring your dancing shoes on Thursday nights --- salsa lessons start at 9 p.m., fueled by potent libations like the killer Banderita three-part shot. Also located at 350 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, 781-938-8886.


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