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Jan 4, 2013 12:25 PM

Boston Area Tapas

Other than the obvious Toro, I am looking through OpenTable to find a spot to try for tapas.

Any recommendations or opinions?

How are Bar Lola, Tapeo, etc...?

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  1. I'm one of the few who likes Dalí (many complain about flavor and price. I'm fine with both.) I lean toward the game (also good for teaching your twitchy friends about game, since portions are small), gorgonzola pork loin, and fried cheese with honey and caramelized onions. I don't do any shellfish there.

    1. I enjoyed my one visit to Estragon. Didn't think it was too far behind Toro actually, in that small sample size anyway.

      1. tres gatos in JP is wonderful. Check out Estragon and Taberno de Haro as well.

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        1. re: Madrid

          Am a fan of Estragon - I do love Taberno's wine list but find the food somewhat uneven and the prices a little "spendy".

          1. re: Madrid

            we loved Tres Gatos in JP - just went last week, not perfect, but really good. Haven't been back to Taberno de Haro because we found it overpriced and not very good. Same goes for Tapeo. So far Tres Gatos is the best tapas we've had.

            1. re: Lmonach

              To play the necessary devil's advocate, I really don't like Tres Gatos. Granted, only been twice (once when they first opened and again a few months later) but I find the menu to be way to small (a terrible quality in a tapas place) and the food to be, "OK". Much prefer Taberna de Haro as the food is far more varied, of higher quality and the wine list is great and affordable.

          2. I also like Dalí as well as Solea (in Waltham). I've had really good experiences at both spots.

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            1. re: Boston_Otter

              Solea, Tapeo and Dalí owned by the same (extended) family - several recipes overlap at these places.

              (B_Otter likely knows this, as a regular; posting for posterity)

              1. re: enhF94

                Kika is also owned by the same extended family as Dali, Solea, Tapeo, and has significant menu overlap with them as well.

            2. Barcelona Wine Bar has apparently opened in Washington Sq. Brookline. You can check the menu online.