Dagabi Cucina
Dagabi Cucina

Dagabi Cucina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dagabicucina.com/
  • Phone: 3037869004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Rullo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Quince
  • Public Transit: Bus Stops at Broadway and Quince.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking 24 hour a day.
A word from Dagabi Cucina
DaGabi Cucina has the blend of a contemporary look and décor with the warmth and aroma of authentic, traditional Spanish cuisine. The wood brick oven brings you back in time and transports you to a wonderful meal in old Madrid .A good meal is characterized by the love of wine, fresh saffron and wood-oven baked bread. DaGabi Cucina offers a menu that ranges from the hearty fare of Spain’s south, the classic cuisine of the center, and the more refined dishes of the north.
All the dishes are cooked at the moment with the freshest and highest quality of ingredients, and have a tasty balance of simplicity and full flavor.
Our atmosphere reflects this balance, whether you are enjoying a sophisticated dinner or a casual evening with friends. Dinner specials are served nightly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Dagabi Cucina reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (19)romantic (16)special occasion (16)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • disappointment
    Maria
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Haven eaten here before, we had nice expectations. Our most recent experience was certainly a disappointment with regard to the food quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Spanish food
    cata2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had a friend from Spain to introduce me great Spanish food at Dagabi Cucina. It was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a note
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went on a Tuesday evening, not knowing it was "Tapas Tuesday". They offer great tapas and drinks at reduced prices, and the placed was packed. We loved the food, but the noise level made it difficult to converse with each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monday Paella Special
    DinerInBoulder
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We often go to Dagbai for their Monday paella special and tapas. It's a really nice, quiet dining experience. The tapas provide many excellent options (including gluten free). The seafood croquettes are a favorite of mine and the potato frittata is extraordinary. Add in some excellent wine specials and you have a high end dining experience for a reasonable cost. Service is always excellent with good advice about ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, disappointing food
    ml2180
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First time we've dined at Dagabi. The waiter was excellent, and had overall good service. Starting off, ordered a Margarita - was way too sour and only drank about 1/3 before giving up on it. Probably should have had a red wine since it is an Italian restaurant but they looked like they had a full bar in the back. I ordered a pasta dish with tomato-based sauce and it was very bland - I was expecting a sauce with more richness. My wife ordered a linguine and meatballs dish and thought it was nothing special either. The food was just OK and with all the excellent Italian restaurants in Boulder, I see no reason to return here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We are fortunate to have locally owned restaurants like Dagabi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Well done Spanish fare!very enjoyable family dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost too good to want to share
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been twice to Dagabi Cucina, both for special occasions. We are picky eaters, and this will now be our go-to restaurant. We almost hesitate to share the good news. It's a great place for a quiet meal where you can actually hear what your table group is saying. The food and service is remarkable. Hope nothing changes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    MickiVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I have dined there several times, but won't do it again. Our server brought the wrong drink then disappeared so we couldn't get it replaced. Later, he served a very dry Caprese salad with no oil or balsamic vinegar dressing. It took another 15 minutes to track him down to get it. My pasta with chicken had a nasty under taste (and very little chicken). Later that night, we both felt queasy and slightly ill. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Spanish Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food is excellent! We love the tapas and really enjoy the patio seating. We have most of our family events here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Tapas are outstanding and happy hour pricing a real bargain
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not memorable
    datingfoodies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dagabi cucina was good for a dinner, but u think for the prices it should have been much better. The food started out pretty bad. We ordered the meat, cheese and olives plate. The presentation wasn't great and there weren't any olives on the dish. I felt that was a misrepresentation. We also didn't get bread right away and didn't get helped for quite a while, which was odd because the restaurant was basically empty on a Saturday night. The main dishes were alright, but nothing I would rave about. The best part of the meal was the tiramisu and chocolate torte at the end. The meal was overpriced for the quality. I would have paid maybe $15 for the entree i ordered instead of $22. We probably won't go back unless we wanted to try happy hour.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great before the Shakespeare Fest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went here based on Yelp reviews, all said the food was good, especially the bread, but the service mediocre. Luckily it was a good day for service... Shared several tapas dishes with my sister and our friend had swordfish linguini, everything was very very tasty, especially the bread. Would go there again, did I mention the bread? (-:
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Birthday dinner!
    N2FoodWineMore
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The staff and food were both delicious! We had such a wonderful evening and the staff that waited on us were just fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Neighborhood Gem!
    NoBoDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the things i'm grateful for about living in North Boulder is our neighborhood restaurant DaGabi!I love the atmosphere, the food, the staff... you name it! it's where we go for a romantic night, or a fun break, or a good time with friends or visiting family. The food just keeps on getting better, with enticing tapas and desserts. Thank you, DaGabi Cucina, for being such a great neighbor!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tapas
    BigA
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great place for first dates or anytime. Very interesting tapas. Try them all, even if you don't think you'll like them. You'll be surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood paella
    MarcB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great for tapas and happy hour. Excellent seafood paella!!!! Need to travel to Spain to get a more authentic paella.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Tapas!
    WaterWitch5VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We have been here several times, and have learned that the all-day Tuesday Tapas is not to be missed. Great selections, great price, and everyone gets a bite of something they will love. Nice place for a quick bite, or to linger if you like.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I love this place!! Always have!! HH is awesome!! The patio this time is year is very nice. Sitting indoors is very nice,also!! I totally love their Tapas menu!! Available until 6:30 most nights. Tuesday 5pm until close!! Love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice place, but misleading menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We decided to go to Dagabi Cucina because online it was said that this was a good location for tapas. Unfortunately, it did not say that the tapas is only available during happy hour, which had ended before we arrived. So, we ordered a couple pizzas to share and had some drinks. The pizza was delicious and the out-side patio seating was perfect for the nice Colorado summer evening. Next time we'll have to get there before 6:30!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the Rough
    cmc0730
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Dagabi Cucina is amazing. Their food is delicious, and the Tuesday night all night happy hour is perfect! Can't stop raving about it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dagabi Cucina never fails to please. The specials are exciting and fresh with an unexpected Spanish flair. The regular menu items always hit the spot. We live close by so returning frequently is a no brainer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 353 reviews are from the Dagabi Cucina reviews archive.
  • Dagabi is a Gem
    Carthage
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    There is only one restaurant in Boulder to which we always bring out of town guests ... Dagabi. The experience never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Topas from 5 - 6:30, gotta hit that up! Pizzas a great, meals are also really good but a little more pricey!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bradleyc82001VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    the food was impeccable. The service was acceptable though it could definitely have been much better. I did not like the fact that I was seated in the bar area and it was not insufficiently lit, which made it hard to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disapoints
    BeachloversVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dagabi is our go to place and we are always happy with the food and the service. This time the service was especially accomodating. We will come back again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    foodmonkey
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The sangria had cinnamon, which made it taste like Christmas mulled wine, not a refreshing summer drink. The bread was great, but I found the balsamic spread overpowered it, so I ate it plain. The shrimp were extremely overcooked. The service was fine and my companion enjoyed the paella. The Margherita pizza was fine, but not great. The creme brulee was grainy, not smooth.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spanish Fusion Flavors
    FoodLaLa
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Dagabi Cucina is a hidden gem. The Flavors are absolutely delicious. Each plate was a unique taste. We had croquetas, the cheese and meat plate, paella, and a gnocchi special. The meat plate was a little underwhelming, but everything else was delicious. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone was happy
    sonja
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our food was delicious, the service was good, and the noise level was low, though most people were sitting outside, so the restaurant wasn't full. We have dined here often and are always glad we did.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise
    BoulderEd
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Dagabi isn't in the greatest location, but once you get inside, it's really nice. The food was excellent and the service was really good. It's not a rocking hot spot, but it's a nice place for a delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night out in Boulder
    WCBCastleRock
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    A great little out of the way spot in north Boulder. Stumbled onto this place and glad we did. Great food, great service and price is very reasonable. They have Happy Hour drink and food specials that are terrific. We had the special appetizer of the night and as good as everything else was, this was the shining star - a chick pea stew that we shared. The bread with balsamic sauce was also outstanding. I had the gnocchi and pollo in a vodka cream tomato sauce with mushrooms and asparagus - very very good. Several other plates on nearby tables made me want to come back in the near future to try a few more things. There are lots of great restaurants in Boulder, but you shouldn't miss this one.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a delight
    Jonathan
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Dagabi Cucina remains one of the best restaurants in Boulder. A little out of the way, it's really a "neighborhood" place, relaxed but with a sense of style. The fusion of Spanish and Italian cuisine is unusual, and the menu always promises something special. The service is perfect, and the ambience is relaxed but lovely.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service questionable... food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service questionable... food poor...selections even poorer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service, fair price
    friend
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The main courses our party chose were excellent, appetizers and desserts merely good. We will go again, skip befores and afters and enjoy the main course. Competent, friendly service. Lots of exposed brick = noisy with reverberating voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service too quick
    yummyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    When we sat down, we let our server know that we only had an hour for dinner. Well, our order came up so quickly, we had time to spare. So, we actually relaxed instead of feeling rushed. Food was good, as usual. We dine here fairly often, since it's a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but for a noisy family
    BillMoninger
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Why do some parents feel it's best to ignore their shouting children in a nice restaurant? We enjoyed our meal of happy hour tapas and wine very much, and especially enjoyed the special dessert of the evening. The service was good, and we enjoyed the ambiance on this, our first visit. The restaurant's noted as 'kid-friendly', and there was a table next to us with two very quiet and well-behaved youngsters. But, the large table in the middle of our room, with three young children was very noisy. Not much the staff could have done, but the parents should have taken some steps to quiet their kids. We'll certainly come back. Fortunately, there are three room to choose from--and a patio in summer. We'll take better care in choosing our seats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it.
    Vidya
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We have been here a couple of times and never been disappointed. The food is great and they have different options for vegetarians not the run of the mill stuff one finds at an italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Brian
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I took my wife out for dinner here for her birthday and had a wonderful time. Great happy hour to get us started and the entrees were fantastic as well. The wood fire oven gave off an inviting glow and I will be back to try some pizza sometime soon. Kaylinn was a fantastic server and was very helpful in guiding us around the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spanish food
    2foodies
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We go to DaGabi fairly regularly for their happy hour tapas, but the Denver restaurant week menu looked too good to pass up, so we went for dinner. The two salads offered were both superb, one with Spanish ancovies, Marcona almonds, beets, feta and greens, the other was a take on Ceasar but with Spanish cheese and dried tuna, which we had never tasted before. The meat portions were quite generous, For the main course I had a Spanish seafood stew - having been to Spain last summer I can vouch that it was not only delicious but quite authentic. My husband had the goat, which was also quite good. The portions are large, so we took most of our main course home so we could eat dessert, which was also excellent. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a fun evening---tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had a fun evening---tapas were excellent and great variety....good neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.