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Jun 30, 2012 09:20 PM

Tres Gatos Hours- Such a Bummer

We rarely get to JP but we have had Vee Vee and Tres Gatos on our list for awhile,thanks to CH .Both menus have a lot of unusual and appealing items.

So today we braved the 101 degrees to go enjoy the tapas at Tres Gatos. Except that we didn't get to even try them because , in spite of the fact that their website says their Sat/Sun hours are 3-11pm ,and we arrived at 3, they don't start serving their full menu til 5:30 on wkends. (Just charcuterie 3-5:30.)

Their website hours info says NOTHING about not being able to get the full menu til 5:30 on wkends:
Sat: 3:00-11:00p

Note to self: NEVER go to a new place w/o calling first. Heck, never make a special trip ANYwhere w/o calling first.

Man oh man, why do they work so hard to create an attractive place with an interesting menu, only to create bad will because they can't communicate properly on their website? I emailed 'em about it.

So for those of you who don't know this spot, i wanted to warn you about the hours. Other info:
they have a nice and large outside eating area w/ a lot of umbrella tables out on the lawn in front of the house. And inside, their AC works well. Note: most of their inside tables are high chair seating; only 3 or 4 tables have normal height seating.

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  1. The world is full of crashing bores.
    Other info:
    they have a nice and large outside eating area w/ a lot of umbrella tables out on the lawn in front of the house.

    three tables.
    gravel not lawn.
    Were you actually at Tres Gatos?

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    1. re: seanconnery

      come again?

      yes. looked like 6-8 tables to me; iirc there was a sign about newly renovated patio. i didn't look at the surface. if you've eaten there, i wish you'd mention your food experiences.

      1. re: seanconnery

        Yeah, I'd hardly call their outside area a lawn or large, plus with all the traffic going down Centre St., it's not overly nice or relaxing. Even tho Canary Sq. has the bus stop right next to it, it's a nicer outside space. A limited option in JP.

      2. Good to know as I am about to drag my reluctant DC there- it is highly recommended by some local friends. Will look for your review after you actually eat there.

        1. I think it's really good, a nice mix of very traditional tapas and some creative interpretations of same. Feels like a real neighborhood place, too. I'm sorry I didn't get there sooner.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Putting it on the list to try! And, for other who would like more info.


          2. Tres Gatos is a great great funky place with some of the best tapas you will find in Boston, served with amazing bread , olive oil, and a wonderfully curated wine list.Check out the record store/bookstore in the back fully stocked with old vinyl jazz/rock/ folk records and amazing cookbooks for sale. Definatley worth checking out if you are a tapas hound

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            1. re: nachovegas

              I agree. It's been part of our regular rotation since it opened. My veggie meals usually consist of the grilled asparagus topped with romesco sauce and a poached egg - all sopped up with their wonderful grilled bread - and the patatas bravas which are about the best I've had. DC loves the white anchovies, anything they do with octopus and the current menu option of a soft-shelled crab. If you are a red-wine drinker, try the honoro vera - a delicious deal at $7.

              1. re: jpcat

                whew! so glad to hear food reports. For awhile there, i thought it was going to be all about the outdoor tables!

            2. Tres gatos has updated their web info to show the full menu wkend hours beginning at 5:30, and i received a very heartfelt apology from david, the gracious owner.. Hope to get there real soon

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              1. re: opinionatedchef

                thanks for taking this on for the rest of us, OC! I've been trying to find a time to join some ex coworkers there with one who just moved really close. Glad we did not try on a weekend, as we really want the whole menu. I think that sometimes restaurants are so busy that just don't realize how much their web presence affects interested parties. We are hoping to gather on Thursday and I will report back. I consider David's response to you a real plus.

                1. re: Madrid

                  terrific! look forw to your report! so many things i want to order....!

                  1. re: Madrid

                    madrid, i hope you called before going because i did and the machine said they were closed 7/4 and 5, (so we went to bergamot instead.)

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      one of our party couldn't make it so we are going later...