Food & Drink in Somerville

45% Off Mexican Food at El Potro

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

Half Off Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine at The Sunset Cafe

Cambridge

$30 $15

(28)

Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as stewed rabbit, lobster with Portuguese fries, and seafood risotto

Up to 35% Off Sushi & Asian Fusion at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

42% Off Indian Cuisine at Chutneys

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.92

(148)

Innovative Indian fast food made to order with plenty of vegetarian options; naninis, rice bowls, and paratha wraps

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Up to 50% Off Reimagined Diner Food at The Medford Square Diner

Medford

$20 $11

(5)

Classic greasy spoon items, such as reubens or steak sandwiches, mingle with modern dishes, including avocado, pear, and goat cheese omelet

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

45% Off Traditional Italian Pizza at Wellington's Pizzeria

Downtown Medford

$20 $11

(24)

Traditional italian pizzas topped with made-to-order items such as homemade meatballs, hand-breaded eggplant, and fresh vegetables.

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

Ristorante Euno – Italian Dinner for Two or Four

North End

$158 $85

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Rich osso buco, fresh pastas under homemade sauces, and locally sourced seafood served in a pastoral Sicilian-style dining room and cellar

40% Off a Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises

Boston

$112.53 $68

(50)

The Odyssey I glides across Boston Harbor during elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal and live music

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

50% Off Dinner at Basho Japanese Brasserie

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$30 $15

(326)

Signature sushi rolls and modern Japanese cuisine prepared before diners' eyes

Half Off at Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Commonwealth

$10 $5

(51)

Frozen yogurt made with fresh milk and real fruit puree comes in flavors such as blueberry tart and red velvet cupcake

Half Off Jamaican Cuisine at Lorenz Island Kuisine

Codman Square - East Codman Hill

$10 $5

Jerk chicken, curry goat, and plantains served in a warmly lit eatery with Jamaican flair

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $45

(247)

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as tender beef short ribs, crispy eggplant romana, and pan roasted cod catalan

Half Off Pastries or Custom 10-Inch Cake

Downtown

$20 $10

(112)

Confectioners bake cupcakes in flavors such as carrot cake and key-lime pie and deliver custom cakes to your door

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

Up to 50% Off at Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

(123)

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den – Up to 52% Off

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians at energetic venue

46% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

North End

$29.50 $16

(178)

Skilled bakers whip up 18 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Up to 50% Off Dominican Cuisine at Merengue

Boston

$30 $15

(112)

Fried pork skins, gumbo, mashed plantains, and red-snapper fillets served inside eatery with colorful Dominican artwork

Up to 50% Off Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant

Boston

$30 $15

(107)

Cordon Bleu–trained chef’s authentic Puerto Rican dishes attract notable guests such as David Ortiz and Elizabeth Warren

Up to 52% Off All-Access St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$50 $24

All-access pass gives revelers wristbands for unlimited entry to pubs and drink discounts for all four days of the Boston Pub Crawl

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

404 Tapas Bar and Lounge – Up to 50% Off

Brookline

$40 $20

(5)

Eclectic small plates such as tempura cauliflower, chicken eggrolls, and andouille sausage clams

50% Off Mediterranean Dinner at Kayam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

Rosemary-braised lamb shank, seafood stew, and rustic flatbreads topped with shrimp or spicy chicken

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Shanghai Social Club

Commonwealth

$20 $10

Stylish lounge where an old-fashioned, speakeasy vibe meets tiki bar; try the lemongrass lobster roll or wok-roasted mussels

Up to 50% Off Persian Cuisine at Khayyam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(77)

Skewers of thinly sliced beef and lamb accompany cornish hens slowly roasted over an open fire

Half Off Italian Food at Grappa Restaurant

East Watertown

$30 $15

Chefs draw from the owner's family recipes to make chicken saltimbocca in marsala-wine sauce, fettuccine bolognese, and stuffed mushrooms

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

(78)

Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

52% Off Asian Cuisine at Fusion Taste

Stoneham

$25 $12

(14)

Asian fusion restaurant incorporates Japanese, Chinese, and sushi menus to offer eclectic dishes

Half Off at Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

50% Off Sushi and Contemporary Asian Cuisine at Ponzu

South Side

$30 $15

Red Sox maki made from eel and king crab, Four Season roll packed with tuna and avocado tempura, and spicy curry chicken over coconut rice

Up to 33% Off at New Mother India

Waltham

$58 $39

(86)

Multi-course dinner for two or four with samosas, soups, entrees, flatbreads, dessert, and more

40% Off Pan-Asian Dinner at Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

(55)

Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Up to Half Off Cupcakes and Cake from Cake.

Lexington Town Center

$36 $20

Handmade cupcakes and cakes in flavors such as red velvet, gold cake with strawberry, vanilla-bean ganache, and carrot cream cheese

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

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Names can be deceiving. Eggplant isn’t made of eggs, microwaves don’t wash up on beaches, and mushrooms don’t have windows. You’ll also find more than just noodles at Dave’s Fresh Pasta. With today’s Groupon, $10 gets you $20 worth of gourmet groceries at Somerville specialty shop.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

81 Holland St
Somerville,
MA
US

When Valerie Beck was in kindergarten, there was only one way to get her to drink her milk: mixing in chocolate. As she grew up, her passion for the sweet treat only deepened. During a five-year stint living in Europe, she sleuthed out the most delectable chocolate shops and bakeries, eventually bringing friends along with her on trips to chocolate hot spots. After returning to the United States, she broadened her scope to create Boston Chocolate Walking Tours, focusing on the city’s increasing number of premium chocolatiers.

Valerie’s team of tour guides reveals Boston's best chocolate spots to guests on 2.5-hour tours around the Newbury Street neighborhood. They embark from Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, walking or canoeing across the city's historic chocolate canals. The tour changes daily, hitting five–six spots, such as DeLuca's Market and Emack & Bolio's, though the Lindt shop is always on the list.

561 Windsor St
Somerville,
MA
US

Situated at the core of Davis Square, Diva Indian Bistro brims with the aromas of a menu that borrows from the culinary traditions of regions from Bangalore to Bombay. Beneath a bubbly goldenrod ceiling that looks like a collection of soft-lit skylights, patrons settle onto plump black benches to munch samosas and peruse offerings of lamb, seafood, beef, and tandoori dishes soaked in the warmth of the traditional clay oven. Saffron- and cardamom-scented basmati rice stars in biryani dishes, and dosas, a type of crepe crafted from rice and lentils, enclose chicken or veggie fillings alongside coconut chutney and lentil soup. The wall behind Diva’s bar mimics the ceiling’s rectangular bubble pattern in white, with a long row of blue glass bottles bisecting the surface. High black and chrome chairs slide up to the brushed-silver bar, where patrons murmur over cocktails and ice clicks occasionally like a tap dancer having a nice dream.

213 Elm Street
Somerville,
MA
US

Vinny's Ristorante encapsulates the notion of a hidden gem—upon arrival at the address, customers often first think they're lost, as it appears they're mistakenly at a convenience store. The Italian eatery is tucked in the back of this store, so once customers spot red-checkered tablecloths, along with "the vaguely Sopranos-esque clientele sucking down pasta fazool," it's clear they've made it.

Boston magazine reviewers—who observed the Tony Soprano lookalikes when they deemed Vinny's worthy of the Best of Boston list for affordable Italian in 2006—highlight the restaurant's antipasto bar and "massive" portions of handmade pasta as the major draws. And although the word's been out for some time about this secluded Sicilian hotspot, Vinny's marinara and handmade mafalda noodles, impressive Zagat rating, and ceiling fans modeled after da Vinci's helicopter blueprints continue to captivate loyal regulars.

76 Broadway
Somerville,
MA
US

Inside Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant, companions gather around a traditional mesob, a table woven from colorful straw, for a communal dining experience. Upon the mesob’s concave surface, servers nestle a broad platter that holds a family-style meal neatly scooped out onto a foundation of spongy injera bread. Diners dive in together, tearing scraps of injera, which they use to pinch turmeric-spiced bites of beef, lamb, poultry, and veggies from the menu's selection of specialty dishes. Between bites, patrons can sip tej, a wine fermented from hops and raw honey that is served hot or cold. After meals, rounds of warming coffee signal the repast's end as clearly as the gong that sounds at the end of a Shakespearian soliloquy.

145 Broadway
Somerville,
MA
US

Soft music fills Yak & Yeti's confines, where a design installation of white crisscrossing cords twists along the green ceiling, creating a gauzy canopy above tables. Within this artistic-leaning space, servers carry plates of India and Nepal's native cuisines, much of which are made with naturally low-fat ingredients such as chicken and vegetables. More than 120 culinary creations—from steamed chicken dumplings to boneless lamb—send their enticing aromas through the dining room and to waiting diners. In the kitchen, flames flicker in the clay tandoori oven as it bakes and crisps fish, naan, and kebabs. Complementing these main attractions are glassfuls of traditional beverages such as mango lassi or desserts of sweet milk balls, which chefs fry in a sugar syrup.

719 Broadway
Somerville,
MA
US