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Tapas tonight?

Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 06:13 AM

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. yumyum RE: Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 06:22 AM

    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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      Chris VR RE: yumyum Dec 4, 2009 06:26 AM

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

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        yumyum RE: Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 06:30 AM

        You have pringas in your future! Lucky duck.

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          mgcmonkey RE: yumyum Dec 4, 2009 06:38 AM

          Toro would be good to.

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            MegBean RE: mgcmonkey Dec 4, 2009 06:48 AM

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

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            9lives RE: yumyum Dec 13, 2009 03:09 PM

            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. ecwashere7 RE: Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 09:19 AM

        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. rchudy RE: Chris VR Dec 4, 2009 10:15 AM

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

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            StriperGuy RE: rchudy Dec 4, 2009 11:18 AM

            Tasca is NOT good. Estragon is VERY good.

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            Brio RE: Chris VR Dec 13, 2009 03:00 PM

            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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              opinionatedchef RE: Brio Nov 26, 2010 03:11 PM

              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:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5577...

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              Estragon
              700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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                Prav RE: opinionatedchef Nov 26, 2010 03:16 PM

                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?

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                  9lives RE: opinionatedchef Nov 26, 2010 04:04 PM

                  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.

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                  1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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