To get a taste of delicious Spanish food, you don’t have to go halfway across the globe on a lengthy flight. Here are 10 of the best Spanish restaurants in Massachusetts you should check out!
1. Estragon Tapas (Boston)
Located in Boston’s South End, Estragon Tapas was established in 2008 and specializes in traditional, delicious, Spanish classics. Open late on Fridays and Saturdays, they also have a beautiful patio which is a great place to relax with a glass of Spanish wine when the weather permits. Head chef Julio de Haro was born and raised in Madrid, and has created a beautiful menu inspired by childhood meals and memories.
Using only the freshest, finest local ingredients, Estragon Tapas ensures every single menu item is a treat to the tastebuds. Plus, they have an amazing cocktail list and a great selection of craft and local beers. Their tapas menu has a great selection of small plates, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Contact Estragon Tapas for further details.
2. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar (Worcester)
Bocado Tapas Wine Bar has three locations across Massachusetts, including one in Worcester. Their impressively diverse menu features more than 40 different tapas plates, plus a delicious selection of Spanish cheeses and meats, and their delicious house paella.
As well as their delicious food, Bocado Tapas Wine Bar has an amazing selection of Spanish wines to complement your food choices. Each dish is beautifully presented, and their restaurant is elegant and eclectic with a beautiful atmosphere. Contact Bocado Tapas Wine Bar to learn more.
3. Hola Restaurant (Springfield)
Located in Springfield, MA, Hola Restaurant is a modern Spanish restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, cozy booth dining, and a cabinet full of freshly made pastries that are very hard to turn down. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Hola Restaurant offers everything from pork chops to eggplant.
Known for their stews, seafood, and extremely diverse menu, there’s something for everyone. Make sure you leave room for dessert! Contact Hola Restaurant for more details.
4. Dali (Somerville)
Located in Somerville in greater Boston, Dali is a Spanish restaurant and tapas bar that prides itself on its traditional heritage and authentic delicacies. This restaurant has been a Boston staple since the 1980s, and has paved the way for many of the other Spanish-influenced restaurants throughout the city.
Their amazing tapas menu features velvety garlic soup, traditional Spanish ham, a range of Spanish cheeses and olives, as well as good old bread and extra virgin olive oil. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, and don’t forget to explore their amazing wine menu. Contact Dali to make a reservation.
5. Taberna de Haro (Brookline)
Taberna de Haro serves breathtakingly beautiful Spanish dishes that taste even better than they appear. Chef and owner Deborah Hansen is truly passionate about all things Spain, and has devised a menu that features both tapas and larger plates, from different regions across Spain.
Located in Boston’s Brookline district, enjoy seasonal specials such as simmered rabbit leg, Spanish mackerel, and a wide range of tapas including goat cheese toasts, marinated fried haddock, and fresh fried calamari. With a full wine list, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Contact Taberna de Haro to learn more.
6. Toro (Boston)
If you’re a fan of big, bold, Spanish flavors, Toro in Boston is the tapas restaurant you need to visit. Mastermind chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette (both James Beard winners) have created a Barcelona-inspired menu of both cold and hot small plates, perfect for sharing.
For sipping while you snack, they have a great range of classic cocktails as well as a wine menu that contains more than a few hidden gems. Menu highlights include classic Spanish ham and cheeses, marinated olives, grilled octopus, patatas bravas, and much more. Contact Toro to book a table.
7. Tasca Restaurant (Brighton)
Located in Brighton, MA, Tasca Restaurant is open seven days a week and specializes in tasty Spanish tapas. Owner and executive chef Joaquin Galan has created a menu that contains more than 60 different tapas plates, plus paella, as well as an amazing selection of desserts.
The drinks menu at Tasca Restaurant is every bit as delicious as the food – homemade sangria, Spanish wines, and local beers mean there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Choose from vegetarian, seafood, chicken, or meat-based tapas and delicious cheese plates perfect for sharing. Contact Tasca Restaurant for more details.
8. Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar (Waltham)
If you’re looking for authentic tapas in Waltham, MA, book yourself a table at Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar. This is the perfect restaurant for celebrating with friends or large groups – their pitchers of Sangria (special rotating flavors available weekly) and amazing selection of small plates really bring the fiesta vibes.
Their tapas menu features a range of vegetable dishes including garlic marinated roasted red peppers and artichoke, mushroom, and goat cheese crostini. Seafood lovers can enjoy steamed mussels, fried calamari, or sizzling garlic shrimp. Reservations are required for parties of five or more – contact Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar to get started.
9. Barcelona Wine Bar (Boston)
Barcelona Wine Bar brings a taste of Spain to Boston’s South End. Open seven days a week for dinner, brunch is also offered on the weekend until 3 pm. With a regularly changing menu inspired by Spanish food and culture, their small plates are beautifully presented with a flavor profile to match.
To complement your dishes, choose from a wide range of Spanish and South American wines, with many available by the glass. Spanish ham and cheeses feature throughout the menu, along with a range of tapas plates including seared scallops, grilled broccolini, pork belly, bacon-wrapped dates, and much more. Contact Barcelona Wine Bar for more details.
10. Pintxo Pincho Tapas Bar (Woburn)
Homemade sangria, Spanish wines, and more than 65 different tapas plates to choose from – what more could you want? Pintxo Pincho Tapas Bar in Woburn, MA, uses the freshest ingredients to create delicious small plates, authentic paellas, homemade chorizo, and their amazing selection of in-house desserts.
Menu highlights include garlic shrimp, grilled octopus, vegetable empanadas, beef tenderloin, cheeseboards, and much more. They also have a great selection of Spanish wines and sangria. Contact Pintxo Pincho Tapas Bar to learn more.