Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 5 times today

Estragon

4.5
749 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Spanish
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 266-0443
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Julio de Haro
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
East Brookline
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
A public parking garage is situated across the street, on the opposite corner of Harrison Av. and E. Brookline St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 749 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I've been there 4 times. Last time was the best. 5 people for business. "Every" tapas dish was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I went in with pretty high expectations but the food was even better than I was expecting. Everything was so flavorful and the drinks were really good. Loved it!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and experience

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

1st time with my wife; Food was very good but not great. Service was excellent. My favorite for Tapas in the city is Toro but enjoyable place with great décor and atmosphere. Overall would go back again

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another great meal! I like the small plates and level of service. We were able to enjoy our selections without any hassle. Ordered our appetizers and ate those before ordering our main plates. The desserts were the perfect size to finish off the meal. I look forward to dining here again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Waiter was absolutely fantastic. Even telling us we ordered too much food. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I was excited about this place but will not go back. The food was ok, nothing special. The drinks were ok, everything had a little twist to an original, but we didn’t care for them. The service was ok, seemed like he was the only waitstaff and it was a little busy.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went out for DineOut Boston and it was incredible. Great tapas, great sangria, and overall great night out. The service was slow at times, but it was also nice because it allowed us to enjoy each of our dishes without being overwhelmed. Was a bit loud at times and wasn't quote cozy/secluded like you might want for a date spot (we felt a bit in the middle of everything) but overall good experience and definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Restaurant week got us there, but it impressed us greatly. Ww would easily go back and pay full price. Definitely worth it. Strange neighborhood as a location, but I'm sure it will make sense as that area becomes more populated. My friend was in town visiting from NYC, and the small, delicious plates were worth every bite!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great casual ambience, tapas are a good portion and yummy, enough to share, the drink menu was unique and tasty, the paella was the only thing that wasn’t that great, took a long time and lacked flavor but everything else on the menu was delicious

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

fantastic service and food selections were wonderful

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent diner

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Delicious food and quirky decor, wonderful service and a low level of noise.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food, good portions too! Probably the best tasting, most authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant in Massachusetts thus far, and we’ve been to many of them... we were fortunate enough to meet the owner, and he was very nice, even gave us a can of Spanish seasoned mussels that were delicious! Will definitely return for many more occasions! Thank you for a great family dining experience!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fabulous food; terrific waiter; high energy

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I come fairly often as I work nearby. The ambience is great, drinks particularly the cocktails are excellent. The waitstaff are knowledgeable
Food is really good. The only negative is the appetizers are expensive and there is just too much bread.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went on a bad weather day so there werent many people inside but the atmosphere and the service was great. The food was also good :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I work at Boston Medical Center, and a group of 13 of us stopped by to recognizes some of the accomplishments for members of the section. We had a great time. Lots of beer choices, and the food was fantastic. The wait staff were very attentive, and we were served quickly. Definitely good for this type of event.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was great service was too. Thank you Estragon

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server was great, walked us through the wine list and made a great recommendation. The tapas menu is extensive and has something for anyone. The pinchos are a bit overpriced for the size. Tapas portions were acceptable, however. The food was amazing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I came to Estragon to celebrate Valentines day over the weekend. We made a reservation but accidentally got there about 30 min early, and the staff was great and very accommodating. We told them we were willing to wait until our time, but they sat us immediately which we appreciated. It was our first time at Estragon so we weren't sure what to expect but it was a great experience and we really enjoyed our Valentines dinner there.

Our waiter was Sahil and he was fantastic. He answered all of our questions. As a vegetarian with some severe food allergies I felt very taken care of, and he was just fun to talk to. He gave us some suggestions about the menu and paced out the food coming to the table well. Everything was delicious and the cocktails were great.

We'll definitely be coming back sometime and I hope we'll have Sahil as our waiter again. Thanks for a great night!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Service level and attentiveness very good. Food was a bit underwhelming and heavy for tapas. Ordered a total of 4 beers, all from craft breweries in New England so should have been fresh. All were tired and oxidized. Realize the focus is probably more on the wine list but if the drinks menu is going to showcase a few dozen craft beers it should be someone's job to manage freshness.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Good food at a great value
Wait staff helpful and friendly

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Met with another couple, good friends, very cold night, staff very cordial, knowledgeable. Tappas was new to us so waiter helped with ordering esp. to order a few dishes, then after a few more etc. Food was absolutely delicious and some very fun like the ham croquettes and crisp garbanzo beans. The special of skewered lamb and a lamb pastry. excellent. One guest was not a fan of lamb but found both lamb dishes quite tasty and different in seasoning and preparation/sauces. All the table remarked how they liked the restaurant and was convenient to get to and planning to return. Parking is street only, but no problem. The wine list long although only one indulged but really enjoyed the suggested choice. Excellent choice for almost any occasion, noise quite mellow and very casual decor/dress. Nice bar also.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious cocktails with very tasty filling tapas!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I was disappointed with the food and drinks. I expected more flavor from the food but most of it was bland. The drinks were not any better. And the portions were very small even with it being a tapas restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Estragon provided an environment worthy of tapas. We were served by a lovely woman and seated in feline print cushioned chairs. The tortilla española was perfect, just how I remembered it in Spain.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The atmosphere was great> i know tapas is small portions but they were really small in this place. Would rather go to another tapas restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

For years I have told anyone who will listen this is one of the best restaurants in Boston- I still believe that!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience wonderful food good service our favorite when in Boston!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated my friend's bachelorette dinner here and the servers were very kind and accommodating. I told them we had to leave by a certain time and they were great at bringing everything out...and even checking in on time several times.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I made a reservation 12/29 for my birthday and I can't remember my waiter's name, but he provided some seriously, top notch, service. One person in my party was vegan and another GF and he couldn't have been more patient and accommodating. He gave us options and made really helpful suggestions. When the food came out, he even took the time again to explain what was GF and vegan. I was seriously blown away.

All the food was very good. I especially enjoyed the cuttlefish, which you don't see on many menus. I would recommend it for anyone that needs a menu that can accommodate many types of diets.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food - scallops were super. Good service. Friendly staff. LOUD adjacent table.

Overall, good value and pleasant scene.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Has always been one of my go too places with my family or simply with my husband. The service, food and drinks are amazing. My husband and I always feel welcome by the staff.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great for a group holiday party. Service and food were great. Its walking distance from Boston medical center where we work . They only open at 5 pm so we had to wait outside for 15 mins.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Our favorite tapas restaurant in Boston, we keep on coming back! Wish we lived closer! Great food and excellent service!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Beautifully authentic food and friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere. Lovely cocktails and a very solid temperanillo!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

the food was varied and excellent. good cocktails. all of us enjoyed the visit.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was quite good with very nice selection of tapas. Interesting and well priced wine list with obvious focus on Spain. Service was very competent, if somewhat slow.

Ambience is the problem for this place...cold night and a very cold restaurant. We were seated near a window...our guess about 62 degrees. Restaurant felt dark and empty.

There are three Spanish restaurants in the South End, they need to pick up their game,

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The craft cocktails were so unique and curious. We shared every dish ordered. Delicious!! Even dessert was devoured. Our server knew everything about the menu, the drinks and us. He knew just what we'd like to eat and drink. Great time and great food. We'll go back.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19