The Painted Burro

$ $
219 Elm St (btwn Bowers & Russell)
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-0005
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
10:00am - 1:00am


  • Step 1: Go with a friend. Step 2: Order the shrimp tacos and the chorizo & egg tacos to share. Step 3: Die of joy.
  • House margarita is fabulous. Pork tacos are fabulous. The Painted Burro is fabulous. Go there.
  • A few standouts like the tamarind-glazed chicharrn and spicy chipotle chocolate ice cream. Read the full review at:
  • If you like tequila and cilantro, this is the place for you! Get the Guac.
  • The Chicken Milanesa Torta was exquisite. The Garlic Mayo mixed with the avocado on top just brought out the crisp chicken crunch. I highly recommend it if you're here for brunch.
  • Morning tacos: light and delicious.
  • The Painted Burro is more Latin American than classic Mexican, though grilled fish and meat and molesall made with really fresh ingredientsfill the menu here.
  • If you're a pumpkin fan, I highly recommend the pumpkin sangria. Sweet, very pumpkin-y and delicious. Paired with autumn squash enchiladas- perfect fall meal!
  • Get the Ceviche Del Mar. Just do it.
  • Great food, awesome tequila, just an overall great spot
  • Service is quick and the manager will come around to check in and see how your meal is going. Service is excellent.
  • Nachos and Diablo Ritas. That is all.
  • Try the bouron drink with the habanero apple and the hot dog dish!
  • Mad this place has been here a while and it's just my first time here. Everything was phenom: pork belly guac, nachos, carne asada, chorizo tacos, and shrimp tacos. All ridiculously great.
  • The nachos are A+
  • The Partida Margarita is worth every penny
  • Pork belly guac. That's all you need to know.
  • The fish tacos are awesome.
  • Try the Chupacabra taco. Amazing.
  • Feast on tacos made with lamb neck and apricot barbacoa with cotija cheese, bar snacks like "chingon" cucumbers with watermelon radish and pickled grapes and more...

Nearby places

255 Elm St (btwn Chester & Day)
247 Elm St (at Chester St.)
400 Highland Ave (at Grove St.)