La Fabrica Central
Chef-driven Caribbean fare & live music
Chef Giovanna Huyke, a cookbook author and popular TV personality in Puerto Rico, steers this Central Square hybrid offering Caribbean food in the front dining room, including Cuban, Jamaican and Puerto Rican fare, as well as a ceviche bar. In back there's a stage for live music and other events.
Book with OpenTable
hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
location 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA phone +1 857-706-1125 website directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of La Fabrica Central
Google Reviews
I’ve been here several times at different times of day. My favorite time is probably late afternoon, in the patio under the afternoon sun. They have a kind and helpful staff, salads are pretty good, fries are okay, nice selection of Central & South American beers. Last time we enjoyed the cocktails very much, too. Smokey Paloma is my favorite so far. Early evening is busier, and at night even more so. Never had the chance to experience the ‘back side’, the nightclub part. Overall a very nice and convenient place to hang out.
Ertuğrul Uysal · May 15, 2018
By far the worst dining experience I have ever had! We have been here 4 times. We had reservations at 12:30. It took 45 min to get water & for someone to take our drink order. We ordered our food & 2 apps because we realized it would take awhile. Now we know it’s Mother’s Day & we expected to wait but nearly 2 hours later we only had our drinks. The waitress never came back to check on us. I spoke to the manager at least 3 times who assured me they were busy & would check on our food. Another 20 min later our app came...well only 1 cuz the other was wrong. No apologies & no offer to resolve the issue. The kicker was when a table of 7 that sat after us got their food. Needless to say we ended up leaving & I don’t think they cared. We weren’t the only ones who Left either. I love eating here but will never go back. Get new management, your manager does not know how to communicate. She never came back even after she “checked” on our food! Zero stars today!!
Peter Bellanton · May 13, 2018
We've been here several times and I've still never ordered a main dish because I love the tapas-style appetizers so much I always make a meal of them. Lots of good vegetarian appetizer option. Craft cocktails are also a plus, and the service has been great except for one time when several large parties ordered at the same time.
doug mayo-wells · April 11, 2018