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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. The Estragon family: Brian, Loren, Joseph, Sahil, Fluffy, Sean, Tony, Whitney,Paula, Charissa, Mama, Duber, Freddy, Yesi, Pedro, Lara & Julio welcome you to their home.
Boston, MA 02118
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A public parking garage is situated across the street, on the opposite corner of Harrison Av. and E. Brookline St.
Julio de Haro
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Estragon Ratings and Reviews
Unfortunately, our evening at Estragon did not make for a pleasant date night. The service was slow and inattentive--looked like the one waitstaff had the bulk of the work while various busers/host did little to help out. I can deal with poor service if the food makes up for it, but it was really the terrible quality food that made for an unfortunate experience. My husband and I orders 6 things and not one was enjoyable. In fact, my husband took one bite of the calamares tapa and couldn't stomach any more. The waitress just asked if we were 'done' with the dish but never asked if something was wrong with it.....isn't it obvious with just one bite missing that the dish was left purposefully? Needless to say, we won't be returning to Estragon.
This is some of the best tapas in boston - the food is almost always very good
My last visit, though m, was disappointing. Both the bar tender and waitress seemed confused and inattentive. It was nearly impossible to get drinks.
Most of the food was excellent, but the paella came back badly burned on the bottom - the sure sign of an overworked and undertrained kitchen since paella requires constant care.
The truly disappointing part was that when the waitress finally came by again, I pointed it out. She scowled and angrily returned to the kitchen without asking if we wanted anything else.
The promptly came back and said "that is how it is supposed to be"
I've eaten Palleiko
The snapper and moon fish taco appetizer were fresh and delicious as were the Brussels sprouts with sausage crumble.
The Fideua was a huge disappointment. Bland, fishy (not a compliment for a seafood dish), and overcooked.
The chocolate mouse with sea salt didn't need the olive oil float.
Estragon shows that quality food and friendly service is a recipe for a successful restaurant. I took a group of friends there during restaurant week and we had a fantastic time with delicious tapas that were very reasonably priced and some great wine. They continue to remain on top of my list of favorite restaurants in town for their food quality and consistency.
Overall things were good, not blow your socks off amazing, but good. I came here after being in Spain for two weeks and apparently not getting enough?! 😉 They had a wide variety but the server steered us toward the specials. I guess I wasn't understanding him or didn't hear that the one (shark I think) was fried but oh well, it did taste decent. I would come back to try more things though, it's nice to have Estragon as alternative to the usual French/Italian restaurants that are so ubiquitous in Boston.
This place is great for a date or hanging out after work to have a drink and a bite. The food was good and some plates were great, but they need to work on consistency.
Service was good and the waiter offered us some great advice on the best meals we had, but food came very slow for Tapas.
This place can certainly improve, there is a lot of potential
Estrogen remains one of my go-to places; the selection of small plates/tapas is interesting and I always find something I've just got to have on the menu or among the specials. Servers are friendly but professional; I went on a slow night and they hit a great relaxed pace with the meal.
I had previously been to Estragon and had an incredible experience, but that was years ago and I suppose things have changed. On this visit, the food just didn't pop, and portions were small for the price, even for tapas. Bread came out basically at the end of the meal. Cocktails were good, though! The cons could've just been a fluke; there's clearly a lot of potential for a good experience there when things go right. But I do think I'll probably go elsewhere next time.
Absolutely loved the food! The chef is from Madrid, so he made us feel like we were experiencing this authentic Spanish culture without the jetlag and expensive airfare. The waiters were so hospitable, giving us a welcoming plate of potatoes and aoli on the house as soon as we sat down. Great drinks, beautiful decor, and delicious food, so all in all a 10/10!
My husband and I ate at Estragon for my birthday. The wine list is excellent with many great wines to choose from. Also, the tapas were very good. The portion size of the tapas vary. Some are larger than others, however, the waiter was very helpful in assisting us with our order to ensure that we didn't over order. Best plate we had was the dates with blue cheese. Prices are very reasonable. I definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
To me, Tapas are always romantic/good for a date. Just the act of ordering together and sharing. Estragon has a laidback, intimate ambience. The food is delicious and there are lots of choices for different dietary restrictions. The cocktails are great too with one of the friendliest bartenders around!
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