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La Fabrica Central, Cambridge, MA

La Fabrica Central

4.7
4.7
704 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Welcome to La Fabrica, where life is celebrated through our Spanish Caribbean cuisine and lively atmosphere! Feed your soul with Chef Giovanna’s flavorful dishes of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic. Our passion for Spanish Caribbean cuisine is tasted in every bite, from small plates of ceviche to signature entrees such as the Fried Red Snapper, Chuleta Kan Kan and Mofongo. Experience Latin inspired flavors fused with Japanese sushi and a touch of Peru at our new SuViche bar. With our flavorful and colorful cocktails in hand, unwind to the sultry sounds of live Latin music. Immerse yourself in the culture with our rustic, industrial charm and festive ambiance. See your colorful self in the street art that adorns our walls. There’s always a seat for you “en nuestra casa” in the heart of Central Square, whether you join us on one of our beautiful patios or in our decorated dining room! Enjoy live music in the front lounge Thursday-Saturday evenings!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 706-1125

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Giovana Huyke

  • Catering

    Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate and Private Events: Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party contact

    info@lafabricacentral.com: (617) 293-5361

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Brookline St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Green Street Garage: 260 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139Le Meridien Hotel Parking Lot: 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus #1Red Line - Central Square train stop.

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 7pm-10pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Brunch Saturday 11am to 3pm Viva La Brunch Sunday 11am to 5pm Club Night Available...

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday brunch!

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy brunch with la familia every Sunday in the heart of Central Square! We'll be serving a selection of brunch dishes from chicken and waffles, pernil hash, avocado arepa, and other authentic Latin Caribbean selections. Pair with a side of refreshing cocktail creations! PLUS, enjoy Cambridge's best live music from 1-6PM!
  • La Fabrica Fifth Anniversary Party!

    Jun 30, 2022 only
    YOU'RE INVITED! Celebrate La Fabrica's Fifth Anniversary with food and drink specials, live music, dance classes, and more! Grab a seat inside our spacious dining room, front lounge or bar area. Or, enjoy the weather in Central Square on our two outdoor patios! PLUS, for this night only, no cover charge for the nightclub! Reserve your spot now for the hottest party in Cambridge!

Offers

  • Jazz Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Unwind to La Fabrica's after work, soulful jazz sessions and Happy Hour! Every Wednesday 6-9PM we'll welcome Cambridge's hottest Jazz bands to our front lounge for your listening pleasure. From 5-7PM, indulge in Chef Giovanna's discounted menu items!

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What 704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food was kind of blend, people were nice but services was kind of lacking
  2. SA

    SANTIAGOM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es deliciosa, sabor caribeño, las empanadas de salmón mis favoritos y el mojito 🎉 música en vivo delicioso y el servicio especial. Muchas gracias el flan de coco también delicioso
  3. MN

    MariaN

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I was very disappointed in the food, 3 of our 4 orders were dry and at room temperature. Our eggs were all over cooked and generally not enjoyable. I was very surprised given our first meal there was outstanding! I treated my sons and husband for Father’s Day brunch and felt I overpaid for an unsatisfactory meal. Not sure I would come back after I raved about our previous meal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out for a birthday, it was so fun and the food was amazing. They made accommodations for my reservation when I needed them and were very friendly and helpful! We’ll be back!
  5. J

    Justin

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and listened to great live music amidst some great food! Kelvin and the wait staff were very personable. Lucky to have found such a gem.
  6. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. Food was delicious, bartenders made that drinks with love, the band was incredible and the owner actually came over to us to introduce himself. Great night!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but amount was very small for the pricing. Great staff and customer service. Ambiance was amazing.
  8. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. The vegetarian mofungo had so much flavor. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.
  9. M

    Monika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, and the drinks are well made too. Very nice ambiance all throughout the restaurant.
  10. CD

    CharlieD

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service and music adding to a great vibe. Drinks a little pricey but very good.
  11. MG

    MomGoesOut

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When Tem Tumbao plays at La Fabrica the experience is even more spectacular than usual. Delicious food, great bar, so much fun.
  12. f

    fooodeeee

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was eclectic, delicious and the drinks were delectable. But the service impressed me the most.
  13. SS

    SoniaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came from PR and knows Giovanna Huyke is and excellent Chef. But I don't know about music start at eight pm and we don't enjoy them. The table was indoor in the next time we prefer near the music area. Service and food was very good.
  14. AP

    AdrianP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, l loved the chicken and waffles and the kiss my peach cocktail.
  15. MG

    MelanieG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and entertainment! The owner was very friendly and accommodating.
  16. AH

    AdiH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Club in back closed on Thursdays, and live band in front was not playing either so place was very quiet and empty. Very limited vegetarian menu (small portion/overpriced), drinks were good but main attraction here is the music/club in back would go elsewhere for dinner.
  17. SN

    SilvannaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were super good. Me and my friend ordered almost all the appetizers and got some extras to tale home. The food was so good we stopped talking because we were too busy stuffing our face. This food tasted just like home. Everyone was beyond friendly and the place looks amazing. 11/10 I am coming again.
  18. N

    Nick

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was good but quite expensive so perhaps not the best value. Place was clean. They blast the air conditioner so would recommend bringing a thick sweater and close toed shoes .
  19. CF

    CorneliusF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent - Our server, Genesis, was the best server I've had in years - It was my birthday and all the servers joined in to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Very nice night - THANK YOU La Fabrica Central !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. SG

    StephenG

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch menu Very tasty Friendly and efficient service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food, the appetizers and the drinks are amazing definitely coming back. Andrea is a really nice server :)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was terrible don’t know what’s going on with their waitresses. You are there to do your job. They seemed annoyed and unpleasant.
  23. JG

    JenniferG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is really good. Got there late so didn’t get to see the band play but looking forward to going again and visit the club in the back
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great date night out with live salsa band. The vibe was lively and fun. Staff was courteous and helpful. Drinks were fun and tasty. Food was good they ran out of tostones but They gave me yucca fries which was just as good. Flan was flavorful and a great way to end the night.
  25. MR

    MoniqueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly this was the most amazing dining experience I’ve had in a Caribbean restaurant. The staff was polite, service was great considering it was busy and the food was AMAZING! I will definitely be returning in the future.
  26. DI

    DIS1

    New England

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and creative food. Noisy out on the street, although that can't be helped.
  27. J

    Jeaners

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots. Always great food and service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, food was very good, awesome drinks and service was very friendly, buen lugar para disfrutar en amigo o en pareja
  29. VB

    VB02

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has awesome service and food it’s delicious. Definitely recommend to come here if you want to have a great time.
  30. YR

    YolandaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the ambiance and service makes this place a must when around Cambridge!♥️
  31. Y

    Yoka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun 🙌🙌🙌🙌live music ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  32. RC

    RoseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a lovely place to have brunch with the family, the atmosphere is so cozy and sexy. The food is delicious, the staff is amazing, especially the owner. Can't wait to go back.
  33. NK

    NancyK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was just ok. A bit expensive for what we got. But when someone turned the music way up i was so appreciative when i saw the waitress signaling for it to be turned down. The loud music almost ruined our brunch.
  34. K

    Killamom

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent the food was delicious
  35. AL

    AniLobo

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance with the live music, top service from Francesca. And we made to the adjacent club after to see a top Dj from Europe (Djeff)
  36. FB

    FernandoB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It is a fun place to go out for dinner. Live music!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with live band playing/singing to salsa music
  38. E

    Ernesto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very welcoming and super friendly. She suggested great apps/drinks and entree. Overall amazing experience! Coming back soon!
  39. MF

    MariF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We don't think it's fare to pay extra $20 each person to join the club area since we have already booked a table, had dinner, spent money..
  40. CQ

    CarlosQ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food mixed with live music equals a great night out with friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

La Fabrica Central is rated 4.7 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Fabrica Central

450 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brookline St.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking: Green Street Garage: 260 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139Le Meridien Hotel Parking Lot: 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus #1Red Line - Central Square train stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Giovana Huyke

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 7pm-10pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Brunch Saturday 11am to 3pm Viva La Brunch Sunday 11am to 5pm Club Night Available...

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 706-1125

  • Catering

    Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate and Private Events: Info@lafabricacentral.com

  • Private party contact

    info@lafabricacentral.com: (617) 293-5361

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