La Brasa has been toying with everyone's emotions since a lease was signed back in January 2012, but the real, official, grand opening is very imminent. They're keeping mum on the exact date, so keep an eye on their social media accounts for an announcement, but smatterings of social media evidence reveal that there have been at least a couple friends & family meals this week. (One diner praised the chicken leg with snails and carnitas tacos.)
The sprawling, wood-filled space is located on a section of Broadway in East Somerville that's also home to East End Grille and casual Mexican restaurants like Taco Loco and Maya Sol.
La Brasa is chef Daniel Bojorquez's project; he's an alum of Frank McClelland's L'Espalier and Sel de la Terre. McClelland is also involved in La Brasa as a "mentor and partner." The restaurant centers around the idea of grilling everything over wood, and the menu is influenced by cuisines from Peru to France and beyond. There's also a small market attached for light lunches and CSA pick-ups. Here's a look inside the space, now with the paper off the windows and just about ready for primetime.