Dagabi Cucina is a Spanish inspired tapas bar and restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The menu ranges through many traditional Spanish meals as well as creative new dishes that reflect the kitchen�s use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The full bar includes specialty cocktails, craft beer and an extensive wine list to pair with your meal.
Dagabi Cucina�s menu starts with small, shareable plates such as charcuterie and wood-fired pizzas. Other tapas options at Dagabi Cucina include fish croquetas, Spanish tortilla and stuffed, wrapped dates. Larger dishes include traditional paella for the table, or plates like grilled tuna, sirloin steak and seafood stew.
Love the food, and service. Antonio and staff are gems, owner Noah knows what he is doing!
Neighborhood gem tucked away, and worth the couple mile drive from the bustle of Pearl Street. We went here on a busy weekend in Boulder when many lesser restaurants were full. Everything on the menu was delicious, I particularly liked the Pizza Salsiccia with wonderful wood-fired crust, and the tomato-basil pasta my wife had was delicate and flavorful !! Loved this place, will be back soon.
Tuesdays is Tapas day -- a great way to taste a variety of different foods at a very affordable price in a restaurant that has a very pleasant decor. I'm looking forward to trying out the paellas on Mondays.
The paella is perfect. The right amount of seafood. The rice is how it's in Europe and South America.
The tiramisu and coffee are to die for. The cusgomer service is the best. Manager Antonio is excellent .
It"s my favorite restaurant since I moved to Colorado.
Our fourth time here. Food is always consistently made and top-notch. I first found this place on a search for Paella, but found myself hankering for the other offerings on the menu.
Ole Dagabi!Like a passionate sizzling flamenco was my experience:Unusual, unexpected, unpredictable but yet again overly satisfying on many levels. With each hit of new plate on the table came a new experience, new feel, new explosion of undiscovered flavors in my mouth,wen we tried all specials(sangria,white anchovies,special salad,blood sausage,special paella).You got it right - food here is absolutely terrific and you have to pinch yourself to make sure you are still in Boulder that you haven't leave for Spain. That's how good it was.Hope it is just as good for you as it was for me.Waitress and manager suggestions were great and very helpful.
the usual oven pizza arrived barely warm ,did not seem fresh as expected unusual for Da Gabi
appetizer over fried ..burned the wrapped bacon shrimp .. still tasty and we are not complainers
no air coonditioning . a holiday weekend so we will chalk it off to that and maybe an overworked staff .
we will return** despite a one time let down
R& E sSchuman
Ok but not exceptional food. Description is Spanish but it is a mix of Spanish and Italian food. Zabaglione had bottled chocolate (like, ice cream topping) sauce on top! And the cream was certainly not real zabaglione.tapas were good but pasta not especial. Also, can you call yourself a Spanish restaurant without patatas bravas?All in all, disappointed.
We're fans of the tapas menu- offered during happy hour and a great way to enjoy a little bit of everything without feeling bloated! They tend to fill up- so reservations are a good idea during peak meal hours.
I took a friend who visits me from Spain. He thinks that the food is truly Spanish with some modification. Over all, he really enjoyed it.
This is the best Chicken Marsala I've ever had, and I love Chicken Marsala!
Tuesday all night Tapas can't be beat at Da Gabi. From the house wines at $5 a glass to the generous and healthy Tapas, this is a neighborhood gem that we frequent a great deal. Service was outstanding in our group of six and so affordable. Great value!
For as long as we've lived in North Boulder, we've enjoyed going to nearby DaGabi for special occasions, with friends or just by ourselves. Love the bread and dipping sauce, the tasty food and the quiet, intimate atmosphere. Best of all, we can use our EcoPass card for a discount.
Dagabi is our go to spot as we live cllose by. Met friends and had as usual a most enjoyable evening.Food and Service never disappoint.
I always viewed Dagabi as a hidden gem.....away from the hustle and bustle of Pearl Street....
We missed hour this time, still a good value, thoUgh. Service was a bit slow, but food was good. Had the caprese salad and chicken pesto pizza to split with a friend. Others had calamari and salads and pasta. Everyone's food looked good. A nice $31 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon on their list of wine specials.
We made a reservation since Friday people line up outside at least 15 minutes before the 5pm opening. We sat on the patio very nice & all we enjoyed our friends meeting. I had the paella which was nourishing, I took the remainder home, I would give it a B rating (not enough liquid). We had two order of fish fritters that were not well received, too oily. We all enjoyed our drinks, house wine is very pleasant and other wine choices are extensive. Everyone enjoyed their drinks.
We did feel a little rushed by our server at the end of our meal, but service was mostly good, I think they were real busy that evening. I have been to Dagabi many times, it's always a pleasant experience. Highly recommend it.
We have never, ever, had anything we didn't like served here! Staff are fabulous ~ Venue is cozy & elegant at the same time - smart casual!
My son's pasta alfredo was very good! I ordered paella which has more ingredients (seafood) than rice, it was okay.
we live near here - and come often. Love sitting on their patio. Happy hour is a great deal, and the food is always good. Glad to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.
We're regulars at DaGabi Cucina and especially enjoy the tapas menu. We can have a good variety of dishes without stuffing ourselves. They also have a nice selection of wines by the glass.
We love having Dagabi right in our neighborhood. The food is fantastic with an interesting selection. The wait staff is cheerful and the service has always been spot-on. The warm loaf of bread with their signature balsamic spread at the beginning of the meal is delicious. The Chicken marsala dish and the Salmon de la naranja are two of my favorites. I definitely recommend Dagabi for a dinner out with friends or a romantic night with someone special.
We came during graduation, the day before Mother's Day. The entry was jammed with parties trying to get in, and the noise level was high. Nevertheless, we got our (reserved!) table reasonably promptly, the service and food were excellent, and the prices moderate. Good on them! Minor note: the chicken stew (special of the night) had many bones. It tasted great, but fishing a few neck bones out in the kitchen wouldn't have hurt.
Yikes! I usually have very good food and am not disappointed. However, I opted for a dinner of Linguini with Albondigas. The two large meatballs were so dense, I had to cut them with a knife and left one. Everything else was good.
Last Saturday night my wife and I and another couple ate dinner at Dagabi. Our on line reservation was honored even after we called and said we would be fifteen minutes late. Our waiter was very good and funny. We decided to order off the Happy Hour menu. We order several plates that were excellent. The restaurant was crowded and very loud.
Our chief criticism was the bus girl continued to try and take plates off our table that still had food to be eaten. She would jet her hand in with out asking if we were finished. All the food ordered were being shared by the four of us. This young girl tried to take the spaghetti plate, the pizza plate directly in front of our friend while she had her hand on a piece of pizza, and finally attempted to take the shared dessert (really good cheesecake) that had more to be eaten on the plate. My friend came very close to grabbing her wrist, but simply told her in we are not finished. We should have told our waiter but did not.
Paella, calamari, boquerones were standouts!
Haven't been to DC in a while. Ordered one of the specials - it was greasy and tasteless. Other diners indicated that their dishes were OK, but not great.
We've frequented Dagabi, a five-minute ride from our home, for years. Last Saturday night, we introduced friends to it, and they were very impressed. Everybody enjoyed their meals, which included salad, soup, fish, and meat. We especially love the bread and balsamic dip. As Ecopass holders, we like getting the little-known 15% discount, making the evening a reasonable night out. Because it's a relatively small, quiet restaurant, we were able to have a good conversation.
I have eaten at DaGabi since it opened. The quality of the food has always been wonderful, the breadth of the menu interesting and the wine and cocktail options are delightful.
I especially like the small plate offerings during happy hour.
A consistent, enjoyable place for a memorable meal.
The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Service was quick and they were always checking on you. You will have a great experience.
We eat at Dagabi Cucina for special occasions and romantic meal. This trip was with family for my wife's birthday. Nine of us. Everyone raved.
Not in view of the main road (North Broadway), and tucked in behind Lucky's Market, one would wonder how this cozy Spanish restaurant could survive. Well it does, because of the interesting cuisine, the quality of the food, and the friendly neighborhood ambience. People who know Spanish dishes swear by this place (which for a good many years was Italian--hence the name). In the warmer weather, the spacious patio is a pleasant place to be. Get a good look at the dessert tray. Although some people have complained about the slow or inattentive service, this has never been a problem when we have been there--many times. For you wine buffs, they have a wonderful, bold, Garnache--worth a sip or two. The fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, with the balsamic dip is another plus.
Excellent food, good portions, nice menu. Reasonably priced. Worth trying!!!!!
We have been going to Dagabi for several years and they never disappoint. Their food is very high quality Spanish/Mediterranean and we love their Tapas happy hour.
The wood fire pizzas are excellent (I really like the chicken, pesto with feta). Their shrimp wrapped in Serrano ham is to die for. The mussels are superb....
Loved that we could find a restaurant for Valentine's Day that was off the beaten path. Excellent food. Menu choices seemed more Italian than Soanish-Mediterraneian, but evrything was creative amd delicious.
Great food and service. Nice neighborhood scene. Delicious martini. Seating in the bar area was a bit tight. Our host happily allowed us to choose a nice table. I liked the mini attachable flashlights. Nice touch.
My husband and I came to eat dinner for Valentine's Day hoping to have a nice, laid back dinner. The tapas menu looked perfect for what we wanted. When we got there, it turned out that they didn't offer the tapas menu bc they had a special (fairly pricey) Valentines menu. There was no mention of this on their website. We ordered some small dishes, which ended up being pretty bad. The Serrano wrapped shrimp was so over cooked that it was tough, the polenta was dry and had no flavor, then the croquetas tasted like they had been soaked in grease. Besides while we were taking our first bite, the waiter never again asked how the food was, even when we left most of the food uneaten. This was a very disappointing experience, especially on our first Valentine's Day as a married couple.
After living in Spain for four years then moving to Boulder, I searched and searched for the thing I missed most about living abroad: the food. Dugabi is owned by a man who was born and raised in Toledo, Spain and who has refused to follow the restaurant food-fusion bandwagon. The food is authentic and delicious - better than any Spanish food I have had west of the Mississippi. Highly Recommended
We ordered the halibut special and seafood stew. Both were cooked to perfection. It is so easy to overcook fish. The sauce for the stew was very tasty but a tad salty. This became more and more noticeable by the end of the meal as the salty flavour started to build up on my palette. The halibut was a little bland but still excellent. We both had a fantastic evening and are keen to go back. The atmosphere was fun. Busy but not crowded.
Dagabi is consistently a great restaurant. The food is always delicious and every night they offer delicious specials when we are in the mood to try something new. You can not beat their happy hour tappas.