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Bar Lola - Boston

3.8
391 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

It is the philosophy of BarLola, where one can simultaneously drink, enjoy Spanish music, mingle, and eat ones way round a wonderful gastronomic spectrum. It is our goal to make sure that we only serve authentic dishes that are as close to the original presentation and taste as those you would find in different regions of Spain. We have a fantastic selection of wines, cavas, beers, and other signature cocktails to accompany your meal. We make every effort to ensure that the majority of our key ingredients are imported from Spain. Our kitchen team members come from Spain, descendants of Spain or of Latin ancestry to ensure authenticity and standards. ***NOTE: Every Sunday evening we have live Flamenco shows Sunday Night at 8pm. Please note that there is a $20 minimum per person (toward food and drink) for the show. It will be assumed that all reservations made 7pm and 8pm are for the show. If you will not be joining us for the show, please let us know*
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(617) 266-1122
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Dartmouth St. and Comm Ave
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3.8  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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emv22 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Hosts were rude and did not greet us, waitress was very quick and dismissive and not friendly (it was not busy in the restaurant either). Food (garlic shrimp especially) was subpar for tapas. I expected better and was disappointed. Will be going to other tapas places from now on.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

the seats we had were perfect for talking. sangria was great. it is a good date spot. one of my favs

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Agnis (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

I love the music, food, decoration and romantic Spanish ambiance!

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vipag1027 (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

I've only ever eaten on the patio and BarLola, and if you get a table there, you're in for a real treat. You feel far away from the hub bub of Comm. Ave. The food is quite good - a mixture of Spanish and American tapas. I recommend the mushroom ravioli, even though it's not an authentic Spanish dish. The red sangria is also good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Spent the day in Back Bay with a most lovely woman. Wanted to do something different for dinner, tapas was the idea and a very good one. We shared three tapas plates, all quite tasty and of good size. Attentive service, we ate on the early side so a small crowd, not too much noise. By the time we left, the crowds started to arrive, still a nice scene! Will be back, with a bigger appetite next time!

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TaniaB (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Nice service, extremely noisy to the point where I couldnt hear my husband

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

There was a vibrant bar scene when we came in for our dinner reservations but our waitress seated us in the adjoining room, which had a cozy and romantic feel to it. My boyfriend and I ordered a host of tapas to share including the empanadas, duck and paella which were our three favorites. We would definitely come back on our next visit to Boston

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

This is one of the authentic Spanish Tapa restaurants in Boston. Having lived in Spain for 8 years, I can say the food is truly Spanish. All of the tapas are tasty and we'll described on the menu. The only item I had an issue with was the size of the Paella. It would be great if they had it as a non-tapa sized dish. Rather, a full sized paella would be great! However, the dish, while tapa size, was great! Our server was awesome and worked hard to get our orders and drinks to us!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Everything was lovely, and the food was excellent.

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MoVi (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Hostess was no where to be found for first 5 mins or so. But after that initial bit of slowness, service turned out to be good. Lamb chops were amazing. BarLola's house red sangria went very well with the food.

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vipPaolatina (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

So happy with the food and the service this time. The Flamenco Show was simply amazing. I can't wait to get some friends together to visit this place again.

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vipmalyce1104 (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Came here after a full day of theater and walking around Boston. We had been here before and we're so excited to try items on the menu that we hadn't tried. We started out with a crostini, which paired well with the tequila drinks. We then had chicken skewers, meatballs, and the dates, which are always a must. Great service - very attentive. Restaurant was quiet for a Saturday, but lots of customers chose to sit outside on the patio - I thought is was too hot and muggy for that. Food was prompt and tasty.

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vipFrankK (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

We are very partial to tapas style dining. Customarily, tapas servings are small, one expects that. However Bar Lola had the largest portions I've ever been served in a tapas restaurant. The Spanish Cava was excellent and well priced. Overall it was a bargain for a Boston restaurant.

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KaraB (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

It was my first time at Bar Lola and was very impressed. The drink menu was creative and delicious, also loved that they added sangria to a lot of their martinis. The tapas food menu was great and there was a lot of variety. The only downfall was that they seemed to close early for a Saturday night. We were told that last call was at 12:30am but they were basically forcing us out of the door before then. With that being said, I will most likely return to Bar Lola due to their food menu and delicious drinks.

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MannyF (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2016

A wonderful selection of tapas, seafood, meat, vegetarian -- a small-plate lover's paradise, with a nice cocktail list and a good variety of Spanish wines. The room was comfortable and the service friendly and helpful. The sangria was popular although we didn't have it. I was disappointed there was no sherry list. I would, however, return. The calamares rellenos (stuffed squid) was memorable, as was the simple manchego and serrano ham and the albondigas.

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