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Dec 4, 2009 06:13 AM

Tapas tonight?

Hubby has a hankering for tapas and Boston tonight. We have a babysitter for a long stretch of time so if we have to wait for an hour or so it's do-able. We're driving so there needs to be parking somewhere nearby. It's been a while since we've gone out for tapas, what's good these days?

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  1. Chris! Try Estragon. Look for my recent review to see what will knock your socks off. You can park on the street. Muy rico!

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    1. re: yumyum

      That's it, of course! I tried some ham from there at the recent BU Culinary event and swore to get there soon. Thanks!!!

      1. re: Chris VR

        You have pringas in your future! Lucky duck.

          1. re: mgcmonkey

            Agreed. Toro has fabulous tapas and a great wine menu.

          2. re: yumyum

            Don't miss the pringas!..:) I also see a lamb sweetbreads on the menu, which I haven't had but would like to. Chicken croquettes were very nicely done.

      2. Can't go wrong with either. Be sure to drink cava from a porron if you go to Toro. Not sure if Estragon has them.

        1. definitely Toro. Went to Tasca in Brighton last weekend and it was very below-average.

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          1. re: rchudy

            Tasca is NOT good. Estragon is VERY good.

          2. Friday night 7 of us went to Estragon. Fabulous fantastic food! Reasonable too. We sampled many of the dishes and all were fresh and well prepared.

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            1. re: Brio

              what a surprise to hear positives about estragon. i thought it was really subpar when we ate there a few yrs ago, and the worst sangria i've ever tested(so i didn't order.) i would give it a 2 to toro's 8. caveat emptor- I also strongly dislike Dali.

              here was my previous review, w/ other CH responses:


              700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

              1. re: opinionatedchef

                You say you ate there "a few years ago" - are you sure you mean Estragon? It opened in Summer, 2008. I've enjoyed the times I've been. What did you order that was subpar?

                Also, you know you replied to a post that's nearly a year old, right?

                1. re: opinionatedchef

                  OC, I' surprised that you're surprised. I ate there for lunch last summer and they were kind enought ro serve the full menu. We had beef cheeks? and a few apps and I bought some of that acorn fed proscuitto at the shop next door.which was fantastic.

                  I hope you try them again, I won't compare to Toro; which is not my favorite cuz of the crowds..and have been twice...but Estragon stands on it's merits as a restauarurant that I'd recommend for friends that want Spanish food.

                  1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118