Tangierino
Tangierino

Tangierino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tangierino.com/
  • Phone: (617) 242-6009
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner is served seven days a week

    Sunday – Thursday 5pm-10:30pm

    Friday and Saturday 5pm-11:30pm

    Koullshi 5pm-1:00am

    We don't take reservations for Koullshi Lounge.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Samad Naamad
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Join us at Koullshi lounge located in the lower level of Tangierino: the most elegant hookah, complete walk-in cigar humidor alongside new England most sophisticated air make up system and ventilation with a beautiful solid mahogany bar accented by 7 discrete flat screen TVs.
  • Private Party Facilities: TANGIERINO restaurant private rooms accommodate 10 to 200 guests for your next wedding, business functions, social events, or fund raising.
    KOULLSHI Cigar bar and Hookah Lounge private rooms can accommodate 10 to 160 guests for your next Wedding, social events, fundraising, or Cigar/ Hookah dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Teresa DaVeiga 6172426009x
  • Entertainment: Nightly belly dancing shows
  • Special Events: In one building complex you start with Tangierino: an award-winning restaurant, with an intensive wine list, belly dancing shows in a private tents seating’s. If you are in the mood for more fun go to Koullshi lounge: more belly dancing shows, hookahs, international music, premium walk-in cigar humidor.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monument Avenue
  • Public Transit: A 5 minute walk from Bunker hill Community College Station, 6 minutes from North End
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $15 Valet Seven Days a week, street parking available.

A word from Tangierino
Tangierino, Boston’s most romantic restaurant is an award winning Moroccan cuisine, where old world-cooking methods are combined with new world culinary cultures and where the freshest and the finest ingredients, prime aged beef, locally caught seafood, small farm vegetables and the widest array of the earth's most exotic spices are used to produce the most delicious meals in Boston. The result is a distinctively Moroccan influenced cuisine that has been recognized by Zagats, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Improper Bostonian, and Phantom Gourmet as one of Boston’s best destination.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Tangierino reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (55)special occasion (52)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (23)hot spot (14)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Always special!
    BrooklineFoodie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I dined at Tangierino with 7 other friends. Everyone truly enjoyed their food. While we were talking, I could hear my table-mates making "Mumm" sounds indicating how much they were enjoying the cuisine. Service was attentive. Bartender made excellent drinks. Dining there is always a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    the food was excellent but there is no parking at all !!! You have to take a taxi or pay $17valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Terrific Dining Experience
    goodtogo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Tangierino is that rare dining experience - a neighborhood restaurant with delicious food, a unique ambiance and a great wine list. Try it you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYrev4
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Having spent time in Morocco, we were impressed with the food and beautiful surroundings. All entrees were excellent, spiced wonderfully, cooked to perfection, creative, and beautifully presented. The cocktails were creative and delicious. The only thing that detracted from our enjoyment was the noise level in the bar. But once a very large and boisterous party left, the noise level was far more acceptable. We recommend Tangierino without reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance,food size deceiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall I would give it a 4. Great if you want to try something different and extremely well presented. I was disappointed with the food. I order the Tunisian Seafood Medley($30) which looked very good on the dish, but when carefully looking at it 3/4 were couscous and 1/4 seafood. Couscous is equal to white rice on a Latin dish, so having too much of a starch on one dish spoiled the experience for me. I would like something a bit more spicy and not so water down for American palates. Our server asked how was our food 10 minutes after it was served, and she forgot the side of fries we wanted. She also tried to slide the fries in our bill after we already told her we never got them. Polishing on those details will get them to 5 start status.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very recommendable! Excellent environment and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    love the atmosphere, decor is beautiful, intimate seating options, dim lighting and AMAZING food!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle1999
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Varied innovative menu. Great food, pleasant service. Really good experience especially with friends. Belly Dancers on Saturday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Larry
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is great and the atmosphere is very nice. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very unique experience
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food was wonderful and the atmosphere is truly unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very enjoyable for couples or groups! Wonderful ethnic settings and seating choices throughout the restaurant. Excellent and varied menu & drink choices. Leisurly pace throughout dining experience. Only one negative: once the meal was completed the check was delivered and our valet tickets were requested. When the check was returned we were told that our cars were waiting outside. We were out the door before we were really ready to leave! Result: an otherwise wonderful evening ended abruptly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it the moment we arrived
    JustSayingVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were only in Boston for a few days and wanted to try something different. The atmosphere, food and service were terrific. Well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The spinach salad was the best I've ever had! Wonderful combination of tastes. The SHortribs and couscous were outstanding. It is a big portion and we could have split the entrees. We will definitely return here on our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JMAPARVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Simply THE BEST for fantastic food, great ambiance, beautiful setup, and cozy and relaxing environment. These guys know how to prepare zesty Moroccan food!! Nothing like it in the area!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    AB88BostonVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A group of 5 of us went to Tangerino on a Saturday. We all enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and the experience was perfect for a Saturday night out. We started with a hookah and drinks, then ordered some small plates. Some highlights were the scallops, shrimp, and tuna tartar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tangierino Was Great!
    nickname3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our visit to Tangierino was wonderful! The food was great especially the cous cows (? spelling) that had turnip, squash, cabbage and carrots with a nutmeg seasoning! The atmosphere was Moroccan without traveling overseas - it was a special night enjoyed in a beautiful part of Charlestown. Recommend to everyone for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Highmaintainancechic
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We didn't know that it was Restaurant Week. We were given a limited menu, but special reduced price for 3 course meal. Food was excellent, but not necessarily what we would choose. The staff is friendly, but the belly dancer didn't dance. She didn't come near our table. Our waitress didn't bring bread, did not offer us tea and never asked how the food was. If we were paying full price, I would have complained. Restaurant Week saved them from having to listen to complaints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Moroccan Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food is extremely tasty. Wonderful ambiance, cozy and comfortable. I could eat here everyday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in Charlestown
    negnog91
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was a great date place upstairs with the option to go downstairs afterwards for hookah and a bellydancer. Would be good for groups on weekends or something romantic upstairs. Definitely a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What took me so long?
    Matt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have lived in Charlestown for 3 years and finally got around to trying Tangierino. Restaurant week felt like a good time to try it out, so my girlfriend and I went. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in there from the décor to the dim lighting. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend trying this place out, I will come back some time and check out the rest of the menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • C1C1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Normally I love this place but for dine out Boston I will never go again. They ONLY had D. O. B. menu with desserts that all had dairy. I'm lactose intolerant and couldn't even take it to go for someone else to eat. Our server was cold and unfriendly. Our back server was much better. Attentive kind and observant. If I didn't love there food so much and have so many dairy and gluten free options I probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    CulinaryExplorer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was excellent. It was slightly exotic but the blends of sweet and savory seasonings made for an outstanding dining experience. The service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was comfortable and fun. They even have a belly dancer. This was our first visit to Tangierino. We will definitely return many times. I recommend ordering from the Old World side of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, ambiance for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was content with this restaurant. We did a double date on August 24th. My wife and I and another couple: our friend was pregnant. We decided to sit in the "tent". Low seating, but romantic. It was 5pm, so it was extremely quiet. It happened to be restaurant week. I got cous-cous with vegetables, they loved their lamb and steak, as well as salmon. There was hummus and pita bread as part of the apps. Dessert included a raspberry tart. We left thinking we would have to come back for Moroccan food. The service was pretty good, albeit sometimes hard for me to understand exactly what was being said. Although our friend was pregnant she did not feel uncomfortable close to the floor. Total ended up being $170. Yes, a bit expensive for a 3-course
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moroccon Gem
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great for a night out. The atmosphere makes it special. Loved the couches and nooks for groups of people. Nice cocktail selection and all the food was delicious! Wanted to try it all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a date night!
    kmd1202
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Highly recommend for a romantic date night! I have been to Tangierino many times for dinner over the last few years, and each time I know I am going there I really look forward to it! The food never disappoints and the atmosphere is quite romantic. The decor and music is Moroccan with a modern flair and there is typically a belly dancer who appears at least once during your meal, which can be fun and maybe a little awkward all at once. I'm rating a 4 out of 5 stars because of our waiter. He wasn't that friendly with us, didn't check in during the meal to see how it was, and all he brought to us was wine and the bill. He watched from the bussing station to see that we paid, ran over to run the card, then bolted because his shift was over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Charlestown
    tangerinosuperb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dined here for the second time with out of town guests. It was over-the-top. Ambience, excellent food and superb service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a party of 6 celebrating a momentous family event at this wonderful gem we found. We had drinks and appetizers at the bar and the bartender was very accommodating to our various requests. Some of our party separated to go to explore the cigars and bar in the downstairs of the restaurant and they could have stayed the entire night had we not started to get hungry and request their presence for dinner! We all ordered a different dish from the menu and each had its own character and delicious flavor combinations that melded well. The tagines, both veggie and meat, were divine and full of middle eastern flavor. Along with the private booths and ambiance of the decor, one felt that they had time travelled to Morocco!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exotic ...comfort food
    GeorgeW
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Unfortunately, we don't come to this place as often as we used to. The place is still amazing. Despite its distinctly ethnic food and decor the place feels and food tastes so homey! We ordered duck and several appetizers: b'stila, home-made lamb sausages, and ...raw tuna. Everything tasted great. Still, one of the best servers in Boston: knowledgable and attentive. Very exotic yet comfortable decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love going to this restaurant, the food is always interesting. Our waiter was very kind and helpful. Two items that are worth mentioning: it is hard to read the menu with the dimmed lights and the sitting can be awkward in the booths.... :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing birthday dinner!
    larubia7318
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My boy friend took me on july 31st to have a birthday dinner! It was the perfect place! Amazing food great style very relax romantic with real rose petals on every table! We were at a table for 2 right in the back cornwr of the resturant it was perfect! The food was amazing i had never had duck before and i had tried lamb but wasnt a fan. But it was all amazing! The blend od sweet with the meet was perfect! I will be back for more!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent place
    Deyanira
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love it.. I going again coming soon, magnific place good food excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    dairyfreefoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went with a friend specifically to catch some belly dance and am so glad we did. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The ambiance was awesome. As someone with a serious food allergy, dining out can be very stressful, but I knew right away they understood and took it seriously and were willing to adjust anything on the menu for me! That's rare! I've often been told just to get a salad because it makes their lives easier. Had one of the best meals of my life. It was so pretty I almost wanted to take a picture. Really talented belly dancer entertained us and we then headed downstairs for drinks and cigars. I know nothing about cigars but there was absolutely no snobbery - they seemed to really enjoy giving me an education.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 968 reviews are from the Tangierino reviews archive.
  • coaching from the waiter w help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great menu the waiter could have been been more engaging and helpful. Great ambiance and for a group it would be helpful to experiment and try different dishes. Make smaller sample plates for entrees?
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your average date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food, great service from our server (upstairs). In the starters totally recommend the chicken in phyllo and shrimp. Fun going downstairs after our meal for Hookah, cigars, dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh food, fun environment
    smithan2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love this restaurant!! Somewhat of a pain to find parking near by, but the food is well worth the search for a spot. Very generous portions! We always leave with enough food for a second meal for two people! Yummy cocktails too. Fun entertainment from the belly dancers.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    SteelMagnolia
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Having become foodies, we now decide to venture out to new restaurants without reading reviews. Tangierino was our latest choice. The experience was not a disappointment! The food was fabulous, the service impeccable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Worst Experience at Tangerino Ever
    missmylene
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Most awkward seat: a two-seater sofa that looks straight ahead at a large, noisy bachelorette party. Right away we asked for another table, but they said there were none available supposedly. The bus boy knocks over my glass of water. Water spills all over the place (not on us luckily) and the seat, which makes us have to relocate. Not a bad thing since I wasn't crazy about the seat anyway. Our entrees come, but no silverware is on the table. We take some from the adjacent empty table because we have no faith that they will actually come in a timely manner. Medium-well, is well done. I send it back. Still awful tasting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large group dined with hookah after
    Dani
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good food. Belly dancers showed up a little too often. Appetizers were very small. Entree size was large. We went downstairs for hookah. Was intimate and not very smokey. Good air circulation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MellyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was really good and the belly dancers were an added plus. The lounge downstairs was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Unique Experience
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We visited Tangierino while on vacation and loved it. They offer traditional Moroccan cuisine along with modern fusion of several styles. Tangierino has wonderful small plates and appetizers with unique flavors and combinations. We had ground lamb in pastry, and a chicken dish to start. We selected the Short Ribs as the entree, and we're extremely pleased. Even though we split the entree, it was a LOT of food, so bring your appetite or several guests. The atmosphere is unique. Tables are shrouded in sheer curtains, and each setting has different furniture - delightful! Tangierino has an extensive wine list with excellent selections from around the globe. Mark-ups are reasonable, and bargains abound. Check them out soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.