Painted Burro

Modern Mexican

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Overview

The Painted Burro is Davis Square’s modern-day Mexican kitchen and tequila bar serving reimagined classics like seafood pozole teaming with calamari, cod, clams and crawfish, tacos and enchiladas with the likes of duck carnitas or shrimp diablo or crowd-favorite chorizo nachos topped with beans, guacamole and jalapeno slaw. Drink offerings include a robust list of tequilas and mezcal, global craft beers and wine and cocktails like margaritas and frozen pina coladas. The dining room and bar sport dark wood accents and Mexican folk art paintings.

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Accolades

  • Boston's Best for Tacos 2016 - Zagat
  • Boston's Best for Hot Dogs 2016 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.3 out of 5

Menu for Painted Burro

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  • "Cholo" Corn Cob garlic mojo mayo, cotija cheese, cayenne
    $6.00
  • Dos Empanadas spiced beef, chipotle & spinach, oven dried onion dip
    $8.00
  • Mango Guacomole avocados, serrano chile, cilantro, lime & red onion
    $10.00
  • Skillet Roasted Shrimp Al Ajillo garlic, chipotle butter, stone ground grits
    $12.00
  • Chicharrón & Mango crispy pork belly, serrano chile & tamarind glaze, frisée salad
    $7.00
  • Duck Quesadilla roasted fig, apricot & cranberry salsa, duck confit, tres quesos, mexican crema
    $12.00
  • "El Mero Mero" Guacomole avocados, cilantro, salt, lime & white onion
    $9.00
    W/ Pork Belly & Roasted Grape Tomato Add $4.00
  • Chalupas corn masa griddle cakes, crispy apples, goat cheese, roasted jalapeño agave nectar
    $12.00
  • Pumpkin Fundido warm tres quesos dip, roasted squash & sugar pumpkin purée, spiced pepitas & soft corn tortillas
    $12.00

Tacos

  • Chorizo De La Casa sunny side egg & papas, chipotle mayo
    $6.50
  • Grilled Squash fire roasted tomato salsa, basil purée, cotija
    $7.00
  • Short Rib Ropa Vieja "Double Stack" crunchy & soft tortillas, tres quesos, roasted poblano, tomato, red onion
    $8.00
  • Blt & Cheese crispy pork belly, pico de gallo con limon, romaine, "salsa mil islas", cotija
    $7.00
  • Mahi Mahi a La Plancha avocado, jicama, pineapple & serrano salsa, frisée
    $7.50
  • Gulf Shrimp "Diablo Rojo" guacamole, habañero & mango salsa
    $7.00
  • Pork Carnitas crispy pork, spiced pumpkin mole, honey crisp apple salsa, mexican crema, cotija, our own flour tortilla
    $7.00
  • Crispy "Baja-Style" Fish savoy cabbage & jalapeno slaw, lime-cilantro mayo
    $7.50
  • Chicken a La Parilla grilled cilantro marinated chicken breast, tomato & poblano salsa, mexican crema, cotija
    $7.50

Salads

  • Kale jicama, carrots, cheesy whole grain mustard dressing, toasted corn nut crumble
    $11.00
  • Goat Cheese & Beet orange & cilantro vinaigrette, mizuna, fresh avocado
    $12.00
  • Burro "Caesar" avocado dressing, tomatillo & agave vinaigrette, queso viejo, anchovy, spiced pepitas
    $9.00

Enchilladas

  • Heirloom Squash & Apple roasted blue hubbard, kuri & pumpkin, macomber turnip, garlicky swiss chard, apple & poblano mole, tres quesos
    $17.00
  • Pork Carnitas Y Dos Salsas ed wine & cola mole, tomatillo & cilantro bechamela, tres quesos
    $19.00
  • Duck Carnitas zucchini, tres quesos, refried black beans, yellow mole
    $20.00
  • Roasted Achiote Chicken smoked chile & roasted tomato salsa, tres quesos, cherry tomato salad
    $18.00

Entrées

  • Street Cart Chicken 1/2 roaster, achiote-citrus marinade, kale & fried plantain, creamy poblano rice, tamarind butter
    $18.00
  • Grilled Swordfish coconut & cilantro rice, jumbo lump crab, mango & papaya salad
    $22.00
  • Short Rib Barbacoa roasted autumn carrots, charred onions, kale, creamy oaxacan grits, red wine mole, cotija
    $24.00
  • Grilled Pork Chop sweet corn polenta, rainbow chard, roasted peach & serrano salsa
    $19.00

Tortas

  • Pork Barbacoa cider braised pork, guajillo mole, tres queso, roasted apples, mizuna
    $13.00
  • Chicken Milanesa crisp chicken breast, oaxaca cheese, guacamole, red onion, pico de gallo, roasted garlic mayo
    $13.00
  • Blackened Fish spice rubbed striped bass, radish & cilantro salad, serrano & pickled jalapeño mayo
    $14.00
  • Carnitas Cubano pork carnitas, sliced ham, swiss cheese, jicama & apple slaw, cilantro, "salsa mil islas"
    $13.00
  • Street-Style Hot Dog all-beef pearl dog, cabbage & jalapeño slaw, chicharron, chipotle ketchup, agave mustard, grilled roll
    $9.00

Nachos

  • Chorizo guacamole, pork charro beans, cabbage & jalapeño slaw, pimpin' jalapeños, tres quesos, baja cream, chipotle mayo
    $14.00

Sides

  • Oaxaca Cheese Grits
    $3.00
  • Kale & Plantain
    $7.00
  • Cabbage & Jalapeño Slaw
    $2.00
  • Pork Charro Beans
    $2.00
  • Creamy Poblano Rice
    $4.00

Brunch Menu

Appetizers

  • Mango Guacamole avocados, serrano chile, cilantro, lime & red onion
    $10.00
  • Kale Salad jicama, carrots, mustard dressing, cotija, toasted corn nut crumble
    $11.00
  • Goat Cheese & Beet orange & cilantro vinaigrette, mizuna, fresh avocado
    $12.00
  • Chalupas corn masa, griddle cakes, crispy squash blossoms, goat cheese, roasted jalapeño agave nectar
    $12.00
  • Guacamole "El Mero Mero" avocados, cilantro, sea salt & white onion
    $9.00
  • Burro Brunch "Caesar" anchovy & tomatillo vinaigrette, grilled chicken, cotija cheese, spiced pepitas
    $15.00
  • Chicharrónes & Mango crispy pork belly, serrano chile & tamarind glaze, frisée salad
    $7.00
  • Nachos guacamole, chorizo, pork charro beans, cabbage & jalapeño slaw, pimpin' jalapeños, tres quesos, baja cream, chipotle mayo
    $14.00

Entrees

  • Huevos Rancheros 2 fried eggs, roasted corn, queso anejo, pork charro beans, salsa ranchero de la casa, crispy tortillas
    $9.00
  • El Montanero "Superbeasto" 2 fried eggs, chorizo con papas, pork charro beans, chicharron, fried plantain, burro rice, chipotle mayo, baja cream, crispy tortilla
    $13.00
  • Burro Benedict 2 poached eggs, sliced ham, refried beans, home-style english muffins, smoked-chile hollandaise, home fries
    $12.00
  • Burrito "La Salida Del Sol" flour tortilla, scrambled eggs, garlicky swiss chard, grilled red onion, cotija cheese, chiplote mayo
    $8.00
  • Morning Taco Plate 2 corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, avocado, pico de gallo, crema, cotija, home fries
    $9.00
  • Crispy "Baja-Style" Fish Taco Plate 2 corn tortillas, savoy cabbage & jalapeno slaw, lime-cilantro mayo
    $12.00
  • Chilaquiles 2 fried eggs, braised chicken, smoked chile & roasted tomato salsa, pork charro beans, fried tortillas, baja cream, guacamole
    $10.00
  • Crabcake Benedict 2 poached eggs, maine crab, refried beans, home-style english muffins, smoked-chile hollandaise, home fries
    $16.00
  • Thick-Cut French Toast egg-dipped brioche, caramelized plantains, mascarpone whipped, maple syrup
    $10.00
  • Tres Quesos Omelette pico de gallo & mizuna salad, home fries
    $9.00
  • Gulf Shrimp "Diablo Rojo" Taco Plate 2 corn tortillas, guacamole, habañero & mango salsa, home fries
    $13.00

Tortas

  • Chicken Milanesa crispy chicken breast, oaxaca cheese, avocado, red onion, pico de gallo, roasted garlic mayo
    $13.00
  • Ham & "Broken Yolk" 2 fried eggs, sliced ham & cheddar cheese, avocado, sliced tomato, "salsa mil islas"
    $11.00
  • Carnitas Cubano pork carnitas, sliced ham, swiss cheese, jicama & apple slaw, cilantro, "salsa mil islas"
    $13.00

Brunch Cocktails

  • Blood Orange Margarita el jimador blanco, royal combier, blood orange, lemon
    $12.00
  • Mezcal Mule fidencio clasico mezcal, agavero damiana, citrus, ginger beer
    $11.00
  • Bloody Maria agavales blanco, tomato, chipotle en adobo, horseradish
    $9.00
  • Rayo De Sol tito's vodka, aperol, prima perla prosecco, agave, citrus
    $10.00
  • Sangria Roja merlot, orange, lime, lemon, brandy
    $10.00
  • Burro Mimosa prima perla prosecco, blood orange
    $9.00
  • Tequila Sunrise agavales blanco, homemade grenadine, orange juice
    $9.00
  • Hair of the Dog (Contains Nuts) iced coffee horchata, rumchata, espresso liqueur
    $10.00
  • Michelada modelo especial, clamato, salt & lime
    $7.00
  • Spiced Pear Collins citadelle gin, pear puree, rosemary & clove simple, lemon, prosecco
    $11.00

Bebidas Y Postres

  • Iced Coffee Horchata (Contains Nuts)
    $6.00
  • Tres Leches
    $5.00
  • Helados
    $5.00
  • Burro Churros
    $5.00

Sides

  • Thick Cut Brown Sugar Bacon
    $3.00
  • Red Rice & Pork Charro Bean Bowl
    $4.00
  • Burro Home Fries
    $3.00
  • Home-Style English Muffin
    $3.00
  • Scrambled Eggs
    $4.00
  • Agave Glazed Plantains
    $4.00

Drinks

Margaritas

  • Hibiscus Hibiscus infused tequila, elderflower liqueur, simple, citrus
    $10.00
  • Cucumber Cucumber infused tequila, simple, lime juice
    $11.50
  • Mezcarita Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Agavero Damiana liqueur, lime juice
    $12.00
  • Gran Partida Partida blanco, Grand Marnier, agave nectar, lime juice
    $16.00
  • Hijos Villa Pistol Reposado
    $20.00
  • Deleón Extra Añejo
    $44.00
  • Don Eduardo
    $7.00
  • Cranberry Lunazul blanco tequila, Combier, spiced cranberry syrup, lime juice
    $10.00
  • Mango Agavales blanco, Combier, mango puree, lime juice
    $10.50
  • Spicy El Diablo Jalapeno infused tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice
    $10.50
  • De La Casa Agavales blanco, Combier, lime juice
    $9.50
  • Don Julio 1942 Extra Anejo
    $26.00
  • Chinaco
    $6.00
  • Don Julio
    $7.00

Cocktails

  • Mezcal Mule Fidencio Clasico Mezcal, Agavero Damiana, citrus, ginger beer
    $11.00
  • Michelada Modelo Especial Lager, clamato, salt & lime juice
    $7.00
  • Spiced Pear Collins Citadelle Gin, pear puree, rosemary & clove simple, lemon, prosecco
    $11.00
  • Viejo Jalisco TPB Corazón Tequila, grapefruit, cherries, agave nectar, bitters
    $12.00
  • Sangria Roja Merlot, orange, lime, lemon, brandy
    $10.00
  • Taste of Otoño Four Roses Bourbon, butternut squash puree, maple syrup, bitters
    $11.00
  • Passionfruit Mojito Privateer rum, passionfruit, lime, fresh mint
    $11.00

Los Vinos

  • Nv Prima Perla Veneto, Italy (Prosecco)
    $9.00
    $34.00
  • 2013 Rafael Palacios, 'Bolo' Valdeorras, Spain (Godello)
    $8.00
    $32.00
  • 2011 Rickshaw California (Pinot Noir)
    $11.00
    $42.00
  • 2007 Izadi, Reserva Rioja, Spain (Tempranillo)
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • 2011 Jean Francois Mérieau, L'arpent Des Vaudons Loire, France (Sauvignon Blanc)
    $9.00
    $34.00
  • 2011 Domaine Lafage, 'Novellum' Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Chardonnay)
    $9.00
    $34.00
  • 2012 Espelt Empordà, Spain (Garnacha)
    $9.00
    $34.00
  • 2012 Vina Cobos, 'Felino' Mendoza, Argentina (Cabernet Sauvignon)
    $12.00
    $46.00

Cervezas

  • Peak Organic Fresh Cut, Dry-Hopped Pilsner, 4.6% ME
    $7.00
  • Pretty Things Jack D'Or, Farmhouse Ale, 6.4% MA
    $7.00
  • Maine Beer Co. Peeper, American Ale, 5.5% ME
    $8.00
  • Brooklyn Post Road, Pumpkin Ale 5% NY
    $7.00
  • Jack's Abby Copper Legend, Octoberfest, 5.7% MA
    $7.00
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA, 7.3% CA
    $7.00
  • Slumbrew Lobstah Killah, Imperial Red Ale, (12oz) 8% MA
    $7.00
  • Smuttynose Robust Porter, 6.5% MI
    $7.00
  • Modelo Especial, Lager, 4.4% Mexico
    $6.00
  • Bantam Wunderkind, Apple-Honey Cider, "Gluten Free," 6% MA
    $8.00
  • Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, Barrel Aged Strong Ale, 25oz, 8% MI
    $17.00
  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers, Quadrupel, 22oz, 9.8% NY
    $19.00
  • Southern Tier Pumking, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 22oz, 8.7% NY
    $15.00
  • Brasserie De La Senne Crushable, Saison, 5% Belgium
    $9.00
  • Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont, 6.5% Belgium
    $9.00
  • Left Hand Brewing Good Juju, Ginger Spiced Ale, 4.5% CO
    $6.00
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, 7.5% CA
    $7.00
  • Bosteels Pawel Kwak, Belgian Strong Pale Ale, 8.4% Belgium
    $7.00
  • Stone Brewing Co. Coffee Milk Stout, 4.2% CA
    $8.00
  • Pacifico Clara, Lager, 4.8% Mexico
    $5.00
  • Corona Light Lager, 4.5% Mexico
    $5.00
  • Negra Modelo Munich Dunken Lager, 5.4% Mexico
    $6.00
  • Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Sour Ale, 7.3% Belgium
    $9.00
  • Allagash Belgian White, 5% ME
    $7.00
  • Andechs Hefeweizen, 5.5% Germany
    $8.00
  • Sixpoint The Crisp, Lager 5.4% NY
    $7.00
  • Cbc Cambridge Amber, 4.7% MA
    $7.00
  • Tröegs Hop Knife, Harvest Ale, 6.2% PA
    $7.00
  • Bear Republic Racer 5, IPA, 7.5% CA
    $8.00
  • Lagunitas NightTime, Black IPA, (12oz) 8.6% CA
  • Left Hand Brewing Nitro Sawtooth Ale, 5.3% CO
    $7.00
  • Dos Equis Special Lager, 4.3% Mexico
    $6.00
  • Bailleux Cuvée des Jonquilles, Biére de Garde, 25oz, 7% France
    $19.00
  • Harpoon Cambridge Uncommon, India Pale Lager, 22oz, 6.9% MA
    $14.00
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12, Quadrupel, 25oz 10% Belgium
    $19.00
  • The Bruery Saison Rue, Begian Ale, 25oz., 8.5% CA
    $15.00
  • Stone Brewing Co. Saison, 6% CA
    $8.00
  • Boulevard Tank 7, Farmhouse Ale, 8.5% KS
    $8.00
  • Spencer Trappist Ale, Spencer, 6.5% MA
    $9.00
  • Maine Beer Co. Another One, IPA, (16oz) 7% ME
    $12.00
  • Jack's Abby Saxonator, Dunkles Dopplebock, (17oz) 9% MA
    $13.00
  • Evil Twin Brewing Yin, Imperial Taiji Stout, 10% CT
    $7.00
  • Corona Lager, 4.5% Mexico
    $5.00
  • Dos Equis Ambar Lager, 4.8% Mexico
    $6.00
  • Green's Gluten Free Amber Ale, (17oz), 6% England
    $11.00
  • Original Sin Hard Cider, 6% NY
    $6.00

Tequila - Selección Especial

  • Milagro Barrel Select Silver
    $12.00
  • Kah Reposado
    $12.00
  • Milagro Barrel Select Añejo
    $20.00
  • Maestro Dobel Diamond Blanco
    $14.00
  • Milagro Barrel Select Reposado
    $14.00
  • Kah Añejo
    $14.00
  • Grand Mayan Extra Añejo
    $14.00
  • Deleón Extra Añejo
    $44.00
  • Hijos Villa Revolver Blanco
    $18.00
  • Deleón Reposado
    $25.00
  • Deleón Añejo
    $27.00
  • Deleón Diamante Blanco
    $20.00
  • Hijos Villa Rifle Reposado
    $22.00
  • El Tesoro Paradiso Añejo
    $22.00
  • Partida Elegante Extra Añejo
    $38.00

Tequila - Blanco

  • Agavales
    $4.00
  • Casamigos
    $7.00
  • Corazón
    $6.00
  • Cruz Del Sol
    $8.00
  • Don Roberto
    $7.00
  • El Capo
    $6.00
  • El Mayor
    $7.00
  • El Sagrado
    $6.00
  • Espolón
    $5.00
  • Feria De Jalisco
    $6.00
  • Gran Centenario
    $6.00
  • La Puerta Negra
    $5.00
  • Mi Casa
    $7.00
  • Paquí Silver
    $7.00
  • Patron
    $8.00
  • Solo
    $5.00
  • Tres Agaves
    $5.00
  • Chinaco
    $6.00
  • Baluarte
    $7.00
  • Centinela
    $6.00
  • Corazón Expresiones
    $8.00
  • Chamucos
    $6.00
  • El Caballo Estrella
    $5.00
  • El Jimador
    $6.00
  • El Rey Y Yo
    $5.00
  • El Tesoro Platinum
    $6.00
  • Exotico
    $5.00
  • Fortaleza
    $7.00
  • Herradura
    $6.00
  • Lunazul
  • Milagro
    $6.00
  • Partida
    $7.00
  • Siete Leguas
    $6.00
  • Tequila 123
    $7.00
  • Tres Generaciones
    $6.00

Tequila - Reposado

  • Apocalypto
    $8.00
  • Campo Azul
    $6.00
  • Centinela
    $6.00
  • Corazón Exp. Buffalo Trace
    $11.00
  • Chamucos
    $7.00
  • Don Eduardo
    $8.00
  • Don Roberto
    $7.00
  • El Capo
    $6.00
  • El Mayor
    $7.00
  • New El Sagrado
    $7.00
  • Espolón
    $5.00
  • Feria De Jalisco
    $7.00
  • Gran Centenario
    $6.00
  • La Certeza
    $7.00
  • Lunazul
    $5.00
  • Milagro
    $6.00
  • Paquí
    $7.00
  • Siete Leguas
    $7.00
  • Tequila 123
    $8.00
  • Tres Generaciones
    $7.00
  • Baluarte
    $7.00
  • Casamigos
    $8.00
  • Corazón Single Barrel Selection
    $7.00
  • Cruz Del Sol
    $8.00
  • Chinaco
    $7.00
  • Don Julio
    $8.00
  • El Caballo Estrella
    $5.00
  • El Jimador
    $6.00
  • El Rey Y Yo
    $5.00
  • El Tesoro
    $7.00
  • Exotico
    $5.00
  • Fortaleza
    $9.00
  • Herradura
    $6.00
  • La Puerta Negra
    $5.00
  • Mi Casa
    $8.00
  • Partida
    $8.00
  • Patron
    $8.00
  • Solo
    $6.00
  • Tres Agaves
    $6.00

Tequila - Anejo

  • Casamigos
    $9.00
  • Corazón
    $7.00
  • Corazón Exp. Sazerac Rye
    $12.00
  • Chinaco
    $8.00
  • Don Julio
    $9.00
  • El Caballo Estrella
    $6.00
  • El Mayor
    $8.00
  • El Tesoro
    $8.00
  • Feria De Jalisco
    $8.00
  • Gran Centenario
    $8.00
  • Partida
    $8.00
  • Siete Leguas
    $7.00
  • Tres Agaves
    $7.00
  • Centinela
    $7.00
  • Corazón Exp. George T. Stagg
    $12.00
  • Chamucos
    $8.00
  • Don Eduardo
    $9.00
  • Don Roberto
    $8.00
  • El Capo
    $7.00
  • El Sagrado
    $8.00
  • Espolón
    $7.00
  • Fortaleza
    $11.00
  • Milagro
    $7.00
  • Paquí
    $8.00
  • Tequila 123
    $9.00
  • Tres Generaciones
    $8.00

Mezcal

  • Alipús San Andreas
    $12.00
  • Del Maguey Crema De Mezcal
    $11.00
  • Del Maguey Minero
    $11.00
  • Del Maguey Chichicapa
    $15.00
  • Del Maguey Arroqueño
    $18.00
  • Del Maguey Iberico
    $26.00
  • Fidencio Joven
    $11.00
  • Fidencio Madrecuixe
    $22.00
  • Ilegal Reposado
    $14.00
  • Los Amantes Joven
    $12.00
  • Los Nuhuales Reposado
    $13.00
  • Pierde Almas Dobadan Joven
    $16.00
  • Pierde Almas Tobaziche
    $18.00
  • Alipús San Juan Del Rio
    $12.00
  • Del Maguey Vida
    $10.00
  • Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio
    $15.00
  • Del Maguey Wild Papalome
    $18.00
  • Del Maguey Tobala
    $20.00
  • El Buho Joven
    $11.00
  • Fidencio Clasico
    $11.00
  • Ilegal Joven
    $12.00
  • Ilegal Añejo
    $18.00
  • Los Amantes Reposado
    $13.00
  • Pierde Almas Conejo
    $25.00
  • Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber
    $16.00

219 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Late Night
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 776-0005
  • Private Dining Room: No