Atlantico

4.6
202 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Atlantico is a seafood focused tapas bar featuring Spanish & Portuguese wines and coastal influenced cocktails in a lively, airy space from Chef Michael Serpa. Offering dinner 7 days a week Lunch on Fridays and weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in Boston"s Historic South End.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Disappointing.

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margaretm
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

good food, service ok, abit noisy for outdoors but could be called lively

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CarleyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to come if you A) LOVE seafood, and B) want plenty of tapas choices. The menu has something for everyone, and everything was delicious. Inside isn't too noisy, and the staff was so helpful. Definitely check it out!

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WendyC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside on beautiful afternoon. Our favs were Spanish omelet, warm bread with tomato, roasted cauliflower, tuna. Crab dip disappointed. Mussels were good.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most Disappointing was ordering the spanish sardines and being served a $2 can of sardines - hardly what I expected for spanish tapas. With the encouragement from our waiter we ordered more only to continue with the disappointment. I have no problem paying for quality but this was uninspired and overpriced. Not only would I not recommend but I doubt that I would now visit this chef's other restaurants.

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vipPortfood
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality and creativity of the cuisine. Usually tapas and Portuguese/ Spanish fusion is lackluster but this place pulled it off very well. We were especially happy to sit outside. This is going to become one of our Boston stopover favorites !

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JerryG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Will definitely be back.

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vipMaeveO
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, spectacular food and the patio screening made for an intimate dining experience. Cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my mother and boyfriend. We loved the selection of tapas and cocktail menu. Also the service was unbeatable for Bos! Thank you :)

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vipCAL11
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tapas restaurant. Great atmosphere and great addition to the South End.

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vivekd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Tapas slightly underwhelming. The cod croquettes were really nice. Scallop was melt in the mouth but expensive for only 3..the broccoli salad could have been presented better.

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vipCarmelita
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening out on the patio! We ordered a lot of dishes to try everything - all the items were so delicious that we actually ordered more of the same dishes - twice! Highlights were the ceviche of the day, tuna crudo, hamachi crudo, broccoli salad, zucchini, rainbow carrots - just everything! Walter was our server and he was so helpful and attentive. Helped us pick a fantastic bottle of bubbles and talked us through all the options. Can’t wait to go back again!

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BarbaraC
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Kudos to the chef for some of the most interesting and innovative food combinations I've experienced in Boston. My special favorites were the sea urchin, flash-grilled hamachi and the dayboat scallops. All uniquely prepared and perfect. The wine selection was outstanding and we enjoyed an Albarino from Galicia.
It would be perfect with soft Spanish music playing instead of loud rock.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Large menu. They accommodated all dietary restrictions.

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Happydiner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Patio seat was too close to busy road. Better partition from pedestrians would help. Food was good except for the brocoli dish.

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LEFK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Atlántico staff were incredible! The food and ambience were perfect for a relaxed and safe dinner on the covered patio with family and friends. We will be back!

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MoreeM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small plates: 3 out of 5 were delicious, 1 wasn’t fine, 1 was boring. Drinks were strong but not flavorful. 20% tip automatically added with line for “additional tip” felt wrong. I generally tip well but don’t like the practice of making this an automatic add for a party of 2.

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a business team dinner here on a Tuesday night. The staff was super responsive and helpful, assisting us in finding the right small plates and beverages. It was wonderful to try so many new (to me) preparations of seafood, and the sangria was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Menu was very busy. Food was poorly executed. Cocktails were way overpriced and were poorly crafted. No flow to the meal at all

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal here! Great wine selection, the tapas were well-balanced and everything had great texture, flavor and presentation. I will definitely be back!

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vipMarciaB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service. Very attentive. Menu was very creative.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, the food was ok. Ambiance was great as well.

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DaveO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atlantico exceeded our expectations!
Food was excellent. The ceviche was our favorite. Plenty of options and ability to share really worked out. The gambas (prawns) were great as well as the pulpo (octopus). Wine list was diverse and cocktails looked great. The whiskey one was excellent. Overall would highly recommend and we look forward to going back.

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davidk
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lots to chose from - and good drinks menu - nice atmosphere

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vipKevinStG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very bad smell around the restaurant when seated at patio area

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vipSteve
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was authentic and delicious. Definitely recommend if you like or want to try tapas. Waitstaff was helpful with ordering and efficient. The portion sizes were perfect for sharing and sampling many dishes. We chose to eat outside due to COVID considerations; sirens and street noise were occasionally distracting but overall, outdoor ambiance was fine.

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Jack
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good. I was a bit confused as this restaurant was promoted as a seafood restaurant, and is actually a Tapas restaurant.

The Menu was hard to read because of the very small font used for printing the menu and lack of adequate lighting. I suggest to management that you make the menu easy to read and put the alcohol on a separate menu. Honestly, even with my iPhone light on, and using the camera function as a magnifier, I could not read the menu!!!

I felt rushed, as you were trying to close and I did not know how to navigate the menu.

Service was good, but I would not return.

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vipPuikaY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect & full of flavor. We will definitely come back to try the rest of the menu.

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JohnG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food is fantastic. The service is over aggressive with staff CONSTANTLY hanging on our table pouring water every time an inch has been drank and checking on us every bite as we ate. It felt claustrophobic and annoying. This has happened both times we ate there.

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foxfire
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

We had a 7:45 reservation and sat right away. We ordered about 7 tapas items, and within 15 minutes or so we had EVERYTHING we ordered on the table. The poor server said he had tried to course/space things, but the kitchen just sent it all, with no regards to timing. That meant our dining experience was finished at 8:30! Not a great date night... Also the only item I had that stood out flavor wise was the grapefruit/habanero shrub.

Also, not fond of the "automatic 20% gratuity" that you can "ask a manager to remove"...and I worked in the industry, as a server, bartender, host, maitre'd and manager for 20 years, so I understand how the industry works.

Overall, a poor, mediocre night was had at Atlantico!

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LoriS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the seafood outstanding. The simplest salad of heirloom tomatoes, onions, bing cherries and manchego cheese and sherry vinegar was a standout! Bravo! We will be back.

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vipWineBoy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our overall experience at Atlantico was pleasant. The food was good, the feel of the restaurant was lively, service was very quick. Other than the prompt timing, the waitstaff was average. What was not pleasant was the 20% tip added to the bill (for a table for 2). The bill did state that you could get the tip removed by speaking with management. Who wants to go speak to the manager just to tell them that everything was okay? I do not. I find it surprising that a “newish” restaurant would impose this sort of fee as it establishes itself in a neighborhood that has so many (arguably better) options.

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akc81
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor patio, great food, and good service. Sangria was delicious too.

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vipGaneshT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was disappointing

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RobertF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. The plates are small (tapas), well thought out and delicious. A nice space, modern, simple. While we were there (inside) it was a little loud, bit not terrible.

My only suggestion would be for servers to advise that entrees come out really fast. Keep the menu, order your next place as you are finishing.

Will definitely go back any chance I get !

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Susanne
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. We went for lunch and ate outside. There was moderate street noise and an outdoor speaker playing music, but if you didn't sit right next to it, it was not bothersome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible service in a chic airy atmosphere, The food came out within minutes of ordering so it’s a good idea to pace yourself. The food is excellent but, because of the unusual combinations, it may take a few visits to know what’s best to order. I would highly recommend it!

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vipAllisonG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Atlantico. I was a little bitter before going because I loved Southern Proper but I heard Atlantico was similar vibes and experience to Barcelona Wine Bar and had to go.

Exceeded expectations. The drinks were amazing. I got the Tulum. Loved every dish we got.

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MorganeN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service was very disappointing. We usually love it there but not this time!
The food abs ambience is always great. Noisy inside. Amazing outside.

JM
JackM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We loved the food. We sat indoors because it looked like it was going to rain. Very noisy and a bit on the cold side. We booked a table for 6pm and the place was nearly empty. The 20% gratuity was included and the man problem was that because the kitchen was not busy they brought all 10 dishes at once. We left by 6:40 pm after having spent $60 per person. They need to pace the dishes as well as bring out the main course after the starters 😀

FAQs

Atlantico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 233-2898.

Atlantico is rated 4.6 stars by 202 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.