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Jul 1, 2008 09:20 AM

Taberna de Haro; best restaurant in Boston area

Superb food, interesting and varied menu, friendly and efficient service, pleasant and relaxed ambience. It is VERY authentically Spanish and has the best tasting food around.

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    1. So, uhh, what'dya order there?

      1. I like Taberna de Haro, but it is not the best restaurant in the Boston area. Nice first post.

        1. Definitely the best and most authentic Spanish food in the area, but best overall? Much as I like it, that's a bit of a stretch.

          Then again, I don't know that I COULD pick a single restaurant as the overall best. It all depends what I'm in the mood for on a given day. But on days when Spanish fits the mood, Taberna de Haro is where I head.

          1. I like TDH, but in no way is it the best restaurant in Boston. Do you have any ties to the restaurant.

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              i have found the service erratic, the sherry abominably overpriced, and the food very good to surprising mediocre. not on my list of even best 50 restaurants.

              1. re: teezeetoo

                I've found the service to be downright rude, the prices rather high, the food underwhelming and the space uncomfortable and nosiy.

                If I am in the mood for tapas, which is about every 3-6 months, I usually now head to Tasca. I've found them to be better priced, more friendly (they gave us free wine when we had to wait one time) a more cozy space and the food better than what I've had at Taberna, Dali and Tapeo.

                1. re: Chrispy75

                  Can't comment on the service - I've had no problems, but have heard from others that at least one of the waitstaff can be pretty unpleasant - and yes, indoors it can be noisy and crowded (to my mind, in a good way), but to prefer the food at Tasca? Really? Tasca?

                  We've eaten at Tasca a few times as it's not far from our house and we've never had food that comes near the quality and authenticity of Taberna de Haro. In fact on our last visit a couple of weeks ago we decided it just isn't worth bothering with at all anymore and have scratched it off our list.

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