Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tapeo.com/
  • Phone: 6172674799x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room & Patio Hours:
    Lunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mario Leon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799

  • Private Party Facilities: Tapeo Restaurant is capable of hosting and planning your engagement. Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, celebrating your birthday or planning your companies’ next function, our management and staff will make sure every detail is accounted for. - Wedding Dinners, Bachelorette Parties - Birthday Parties and Business Functions - Can accommodate groups 10-250 - Sit down, buffet and cocktail parties. - Vegetarian menus available.
  • Private Party Contact: Coleen Noonan 6172674799x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.
  • Special Events: We can accomodate groups of 8 to 250 guests and provide a preset menu that will allow you and your guests to enjoy our best tapas offerings. Please contact Coleen Noonan @ 617.267.4799 or email us @ info@tapeo.com for details and pricing

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield
  • Public Transit: We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.
A word from Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Tapeo offers great Spanish food in a European atmosphere. With authentic Spanish decor Tapeo can accommodate guests in two different dining rooms, whether it be near a fire place or large window overlooking Newbury Street in our Flamenco Dining Room or in a dim lite nook in our downstairs Bodega Room. We offer classic entrees, over 40 regional tapas, and a comprehensive, all-Spanish wine, sherry and spirits list. Tapeo also has outdoor seating, weather permitting. Thanks to a first-class pedigree (Somerville's award-winning Dali shares the same ownership) and an even better location (the heart of Newbury Street), Tapeo is easily the city's most popular Spanish restaurant.
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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (52)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (37)romantic (34)special occasion (26)hot spot (19)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Hit or miss
    LLNY
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were quite excited about sharing the small plates at Tapeo and had heard good things. On the briight we were about 20 minutes last and while our reservation was cancelled, we were accomodated. Atmosphere is homey and relaxed. Unfortunately, not a great experience. The waitress was unattentive. When we asked questions about the sangrias, she mearly recited the ingredients. Big help, not. The dishes came out in a very random and unlogical order, some times one at a time and the last 'batch' of 3 items all at once. The food was very average at best. Would not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair to Good
    RiverRats
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have eaten at Tapeo for many years and had fabulous food, this was not as good we had gone in early before a show. Pork dish was dry and seafood ravoli was fishy. Goat cheese dish with honey was fabulous. We will go again great ambience I think it was just a bad night. Still love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for groups and tapas
    mabesfVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    it's a lively place but my group of 7 ladies had a great time at Tapeo on a Friday night. good portions of food, delicious paella. everything came out quickly but it was well spaced out to allow you to finish in stages. that way food didn't get cold. sangria was all right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for tapas
    Jakesmaw
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with a friend who is not a foodie, but I am. Food was good, not as good as Dali was, but pretty good. Sangria was delish, esp sparkling Cava one. Would love to go back & try some more adventurous plates....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Would go again
    njgalinwtVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The restaurant didn't have our Open Table reservation despite me having a confirmation. But since we were only 2 people they took us anyway. The tables are close together and it's a tight space, so don't expect a quiet dinner. But the service was good, and we loved all the dishes. Nothing was bad. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outside table was wonderful!
    NeileVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Beautiful evening. Very good tapas. Wonderful setting. We had a very nice time. Table was on Newbury Street. Fun people watching. Food came out quickly and was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been going to Tapeo for years and they never disappoint. Tapas and sangria is always delicious. Everytime, I meet up with friends, Tapeo is my recommendation. I think the atmosphere feels intimate even though, the restaurant is quite large, I see families with young children there which is fine b/c the noise level is energetic enough that you don't notice screaming kids. Yet, it is not too loud that you can not hear the person across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay for tapas in Back Bay
    CambridgeRez
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good, not great as was the service. Wines were below average. Would not go back in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jimbo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    great outdoor food spot. The tapas were delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    luv4garlic
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I came during Restaurant Week toward the end of August and was very satisfied with the specialized menu! I don't eat meat and was happy to see half the menu was available to my palette. My date humored me and we split 2 app & 4 meal plates. The $15 pitchers of sangria was a great move on the restaurant's part. I would've liked more than 1 slice of lemon floating in it though (It's all about the wine-soaked fruit, to me! Haha). With our bellies filled with delicious breads, veggies, and seafood, we capped off our the dining experience with 2 small dessert plates: the peaches & cake, and churros (they stole our hearts/stomachs). I'd love to dine at Tapeo again with access to their full menu! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    Pete
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It's tapas, so we had a lot of different things. They were all amazing. Make sure you ask for extra bread because you'll want it to sop up all the sauces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just alright
    saintry17
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Tapeo for Restaurant Week but while the ambiance and setting were enjoyable and the service was good, the food was only mediocre. We had shrimp that was tasteless, potatoes with a bad sauce on them, and artichokes that were bland. The sangria was great though. Overall, not the best restaurant experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out
    grinandbarrett
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I booked a night at Tapeo for my finace's 30th birthday. To my complete delight, we happened to be there during Dine Out Boston, so we were able to taste much more food than we could comfortably fit in our stomachs while I still paid much less than I had anticipated! The food is so, so, so, so, SOOO good. We were seated upstairs and in the middle of the room, which wasn't bad, but I've been there before in basement which is cozy and romantic, so in the future I would make that request when booking. This is a fun restaurant that I look forward to going to again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer on Newbury Street
    dishdelish
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Is there anything better than dining al fresco on a summer night on Newbury Street? Tapeo's tapas delights, some lovely chilled albarino, good friends, and people watching on Newbury Street all make for a wonderful summer night. You should try it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    chipmunk
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my date here for dinner. She is not a big eater so we ordered several tapas. It was perfect. Large selection of vegetarian, seafood, and meat tapas. We ate outside and people watched on Newbury street. Also had dry sherry with the meal which was excellent. A little bit of Barcelona in Boston. I strongly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for friends
    suechick
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our visit was good. I actually wish we would not have made "dinner" reservations and just stayed at the bar. The bar was comfortable and the tapas offered there for $5 a plate was the same as the ones we paid $8 to $11 at a table. The vibe at the bar was far better than the table setting upstairs. If we come again I think the bar is where we will hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine Out Boston
    outwokids
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We tried this during Dine Out Boston. Love the choices the restaurant gave for it. We sat outside, so it was bit noisy. But it was still fun. The inside looked nicely decorated, but was warm. It was nice to be able to try a new restaurant during the Dine Out. Thank you for being part of that. Food was very good; generous portions for tapas. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent in every way! A delicious and fun meal. A great way to introduce people to the amazingly diverse world of tapas. From the exotic to the rice and beans, everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas
    Paolatina
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious food, great service just a little disappointed with the sangria we ordered, Berry Sangria, was way too sweet. Nothing like sangria in Spain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas
    Delish
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great place for delicious tapas and Sangria. The braised pork, cauliflower and broccoli, and chicken were standouts for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    newyorkvisit
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    as always, promptly seated, delicious tapas and sangria
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor place
    MHBoston
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful place to have dinner outdoors on a summer night. Enjoyed every tapas. Service was terrific. Would definitely come back and do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid tapas
    SushiloverVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Pretty solid choice for tapas in Back Bay. Good service, good food, and while not the best tapas in the city, it's a solid option. I'd recommend Tapeo to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic Mexican inspired place
    BlvnFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The place is in a basement has a vampire decor / Spanish church feel to it. Tequila and Margarita / Drink menu is excellent. Food was unique takes on standards and delicious. service was superb..,.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tapas
    SiouxC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have only had Tapas in a mediocre restaurant in Clearwater Beach, Florida known for their Tapas. I was eager to try a less touristy place. Went out with two friends. Was a nice evening, but outside patio was full with a 40 minute wait. We ate on the second level. Very nice space. Mixed clients families, couples, young adults. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria which held about a glass and a half for each of us. Which was fine. It was tasty. Waitress suggested some of the Tapas to order and we used her suggestions and ordered a few of our own. Sizzling shrimp, goat cheese w/ honey and onions, bruschetta with artichoke hearts and mushrooms. Food was really good. Plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A girlfriend and I came here on a Thursday evening, sat outside, and enjoyed one of the best meals. We tried about 8 tapas, and none of them disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    jada412
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Amazing Food. Each dish was better than the next. We had an excellent array of tapas dishes: Ceviche, Tostadas de Alcachofas, Ravioles de Mariscos, Lomito al Cabrales and Costillitas de Vaca. Costillitas de Vaca broke apart like butter, nice. The Raviolis were delicious as well, saffron langostino sauce on it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite on Newbury
    AlMichele84VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We go to Tapeo everytime we are in Boston - and it's usually our first stop. The small plates allow you to get several tasy items to share - or not! The drinks are refreshing and as exotic as you want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    MissMisty
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Very disappointed with poor service, slow and mediocre food. They seated us in the basement even though the restaurant was 79% empty. We will not go back again or recommend.
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  • Surprising and fun
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a last minute reservation here, and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. After a slow start (server may not have seen we were seated), the service was very good with the food all coming out quickly and drinks refilled readily. We had the patatas bravas, the grilled shrimp with mojo rojo (great sauce!) and sangria--all excellent. I cannot recall the other food items but everything was good. Highly recommend for a nice casual dinner for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely delicious.
    Zipper50
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have eaten at Tapeo about 10 times, whenever I'm in Boston. It never fails to deliver on hot, creative, expertly prepared dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nettak
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    If you love tapas, this is it. Nice spot on Newbury street if you sit outside. Drinks are good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perennial Favorite
    PolyDoc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This has been my go-to restaurant for more than ten years when out-of-town company comes or for special dates. The tapas are consistently outstanding, with a variety to please anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazingly flavored tapas
    Foodiefromnyc
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everything we had was fabulous. I highly recommend the goat cheese and honey, patatas bravas, artichokes and shrimp with the spicey sauce (not garlic shrimp). Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wehad seen reviews that service was spotty and that wait times were long despite reservations. We were happy to sit inside and our reservations were on time. There was a wait for outside seating as it was first come first serve. Service was a low at times but it was busy. Food was outstanding. We were happy enough that we came back another night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tapas
    AJH12065
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Stellar dining on posh Newbury Street. Everything was excellent, high points included the tortilla espanola and the braised short ribs. The sangria was delicious and everything was very reasonably priced for the locale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good tapas, GF-friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a group of four with one strict GF diner, and no problem finding enough variety for the group and meeting GF needs. Gambas al ajillo, patatas bravas, gorditas, costillitas, alcachofas, and a few others: all very good. I rarely get sangria, but Tapeo's was very good: not too sweet (fairly dry, actually), refreshing, and tasty. There are several dining areas: the entrance is below street level, and that's where the bar (full) and one dining room, another dining room upstairs (where we ate, probably the quietest), and outside on Newbury St. We were at Tapeo two years ago and enjoyed it enough to come back with friends - and weren't disappointed. Good service, knowledgeable staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accomodating!
    goodgal
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Tapeo. I put a special request in my Opentable reservation that I was catching up with a dear friend from college I hadn't seen in 15 years, so an intimate spot would be appreciated. They were amazing and seated ut us in the corner right by the window! Food was delicious as always -- took a while to get our drinks, but other than that, it was another great time at Tapeo.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 896 reviews are from the Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar reviews archive.
  • Have had much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was good, but not at all authentic. Waitstaff was inattentive and the restaruant is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a baby that was a bit fussy, and they were accommodating. We asked for the fan to be turned off as it was a bit cold for baby and they turned it off for us. Overall we had 4 adults and 3 kids 0,2,5, and everyone had a good time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall