About Estragon

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.

700 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
East Brookline

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 266-0443

Website:
http://www.estragontapas.com/

Parking Details:
A public parking garage is situated across the street, on the opposite corner of Harrison Av. and E. Brookline St.

Executive Chef:
Julio de Haro

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Estragon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Good food at a great value
Wait staff helpful and friendly

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious cocktails with very tasty filling tapas!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Overall, good value and pleasant scene.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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,

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

For the price, you're better off at Toro or Barcelona. Estragon isn't worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants. love the decor & ambiance. service is lovely familiar faces. festive cocktails. and the food is delicioso!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and we did not feel rushed. Our server was a delight. The drinks were amazing! Try the Estragon.... it's refreshing and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a favorite. The environment, music, food, drinks, service always exceed expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every dish we had brought us back to the tapas restaurants in Spain. It was just like we remembered. Each meat dish was perfectly cooked. The portions were perfect tapas portions. We will be going back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrific! Thanks ! We

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely outstanding!!! Best tapas I have had in years.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good Spanish foos!!! Great Paella, croquetas and flamenquines!!!
The chuletines and mash potatoes were excelent, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This was special occasion and as usual the food was outstanding. The sangria was delicious for a warm night. The waitstaff was cordial, preferred the waiter(s) we usually have.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent and attentive service, coupled with imaginative and thoroughly delicious small plates. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Pros:

The snapper and moon fish taco appetizer were fresh and delicious as were the Brussels sprouts with sausage crumble.

Excellent service.


Cons:

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Delicious authentic Spanish tapas, talented chef /owner from Madrid, amazing cocktails & I love the feel & vibe. Will go again!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Fantastic. Have been searching for tapas as good as what we had when living in Madrid and this was it. Fun, great service and great food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have retuned with another friend since my initial visit because my first experience was so good! I will be returning again. The menu was delicious and the waitstaff very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I booked a table at Estragon for a birthday dinner for a friend. The food was delicious and the chef made the experience extra special by treating us to some Cava! Will definitely return!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

What a wonder experience! Great food. Great people. We thought the portion size was surprisingly generous for tapas.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We decided to try it because it was Dine Out Boston. The food was okay, not the best tapas I've had. It was also on the salty side. The staff was very accommodating though and the server provided great service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

There was a pretty loud group of people who didn't know how to use their inside voices, but otherwise the food and service was great. I would love to go back and give it another try with hopefully a quieter group of diners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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