Estragon

4.7
973 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Estragon Tapas Bar: your slice of Spain in the South End. Estragon is owned and operated by Julio de Haro and Lara Egger. Chef Julio was born and raised in Madrid and his cuisine reflects the fresh simplicity of traditional Spanish fare. Many of the dishes are family recipes, served straight from Abu Luisa's kitchen to your table. To complement Estragon's extensive tapas menu, you'll find a unique cocktail list featuring oft' forgotten classic cocktails, a selection of over twenty local and craft beers, and an all-Spanish wine list with more than 100 references spanning both the country's established and emerging wine regions. An evening at Estragon is unlike any other dining experience. The decor-- art deco meets vintage chic-- provides an inviting, sophisticated setting perfect for any occasion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 973 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and cocktails, will be back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Waterdowned sangria; flavorless paella

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time trying it here and I loved it and would definitely come back!

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Bostonnative
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Gotta have the sangria. Very nice place

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vipKaytee
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here and can't believe it took us so long to find this gem. Food was fantastic- even better than Barcelona and paired with service that really made the evening special. Our waiter was so friendly and helped us create the perfect mix of plates for our evening. The cocktails are fab, the wine is great (and v affordable). A must go!

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HollyA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Great food and service. Very safe, great COVID protocol.

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Dottiepat
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first-time experience here - the staff were all attentive and friendly, food was great, fun and cozy atmosphere.

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vipJenF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful. We were able to sit comfortably under a heater on the patio and everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Estragón. My go-to restaurant in Boston. Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Easy to find a favorite from the diverse menu. Great drinks too.

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CambridgeRo
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A secret gem. I love the idea that this place is not right in the center of the South End, mostly because I selfishly want to keep it to myself. I love the idea of being able to go and find a place in the bar and not having to deal with the rush & loud feeling of the other tapas in that area. Staff has always been friendly and now I have memories of many friend's Birthday celebrations (including my own). Can't wait until COVID is over and really hope this play survives (and maybe they will finally buy a new lock on the men's bathroom door? It's been broken for years!!).
Looking forward to my next visit to this charming place.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was okay, wasn’t really blown away to be honest

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Melly
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Followed state COVID guidelines. Looking forward to going back there.

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vipDodger
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect place for now but especially now in this time of COVID. Outdoor seating, food, and service were all excellent. Highly recommended

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Brock
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Estragón. The food and service is always exceptional, as well as the environment. You really can't go wrong with any of the meat tapas or paellas. Can't wait to go back soon.

JS
JSphoto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service! Always a wonderful meal with welcoming, friendly owners and staff. We’ll be back soon.

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girlscott
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estragon is always a great experience. The menu is well thought out with updated versions of classic tapas, a delicious burger for simple fare, and creative specials. They have patio dining for an urban experience and indoor dining with a fun, Bohemian atmosphere. The cocktails are evil little concoctions that entice you to order 'just one more'. The staff are welcoming and friendly, like Brian Carey, who we love to see! The owner and chef Julio de Haro is usually there, making sure that your dining experience is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waitress was always on top of things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic here!

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dent
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food here is fantastic
we loved all three specials - fried monkfish, yukon baby potatoes in smoky sauce, and crab stuffed piquillo peppers
the lamb sliders are one of best things we have ever eaten
the hibiscus margaritas are tart and unusual with the house made clove infused hibiscus syrup
tapas style means fast and fresh
staff friendly and helpful

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JenG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST tapas restaurant in the South End! Amazing food, cocktails, service, and ambience. They’ve also done a great job setting up safe, comfortable outdoor seating. You can’t go wrong!

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AngeliqueS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and so was the service! We will be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good veggie paella, wouldnt recommend patatas bravas

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were extremely accommodating to our party in terms of table choice and proximity and of tables to each other for our large group. Service was outstanding! This is our “go-to” restaurant for get-togethers and special occasions!

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vipKatieN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is great! Never too crowded and the man that serviced us is always so nice and gives great recommendations for food and wine!

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vipJJWLWW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, can’t wait for next visit

JY
JoseY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service superb love this place

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Amelie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! I definitely recommend this place!

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MelissaY
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estragon was fantastic! Our server was very friendly and available anything.

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IngBos02
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing menu and an adorable tucked away neighborhood gem.
As a dairy allergy diner I was thrilled that I could have almost every item on the vast menu without alterations, which is almost unheard of.
A new favorite spot!

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vipMichaelH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with exceptional service and superb food.

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LindseyK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good- especially the artichoke. Yumyumyumyum

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ChristineF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Most staff have been there forever and take incredible pride in their work.

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KimD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was looking for an alternative to Barcelona wine bar, and was so pleased. Amazing dining and wine options. Super knowledgeable staff. Great value. Would highly recommend

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Jeremy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, just off the sidewalk. Mehta was our server - he is amazing. Probably hasn't seen me since last fall and he remembered both of our drinks, as well as most of our usual bites, asked about the kids... really that added experience that only comes from people who genuinely care.
The food was great - always is - and we had a lovely evening. Since our usual anniversary place is closed due to the pandemic, we will probably come back here for that celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place!

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vipCatherineW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We have eaten at Estragon many times pre-Covid 19 and found the tapas selection interesting, showing gourmet level of cuisine. On this occasion the food was uninteresting/ blah, we had outdoor seating in the rear of the restaurant that had nothing appealing about the space, poor lighting when dusk arrived, uneven service of the tapas, etc. We will not go back.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great sized portions for a tapas restaurant, and the quality was excellent. Wonderful ambiance. Will be returning soon!

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vipMarisaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Estragon has some of the best Spanish food in Boston, we went during the Dine Out Boston and the menu was limited but overall the quality and service were fantastic!

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vipJJWLWW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service (OT: maybe no need to require noise question when so many of us are eating outside)

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vipbin1940
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I know it is a function of the type of restaurant it is, namely a Tapas Place, but the individual courses came out so close together, that one was not done with a Tapas when another arrived. My wife and I do not eat so fast.

FAQs

Estragon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-0443.

Estragon is rated 4.7 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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