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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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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