Azucar Tapas Bar

4.6
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Azucar opend in August 2019 is located in Downtown Maynard, Mass. We strive to offer a cultural experience thorough ambiance, music and food with interpretations of classic Latin dishes, colorful spaces with romantic ambiance, and live music from a ever-evolving global, Spanish/Latin culture.

Azucar interior, designed by Maynard's own studio Insitu Architects, reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Brooklyn's storied past.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
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vipRitagonz
New England
216 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not expecting this level of gastronomy in Maynard! We shared several small plates of octopus, ceviche, croquettes and they were all superb! Staff is wonderful too!

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vipSnapchatmom
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Pulpo (octopus) was delicious.

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NickD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was exceptional. Octopus tapas were a standout favorite. But I wish the digestif drinks menu had more/better options. No ports on the list, few interesting aged rums, and I would not recommend the sherry.

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BruceB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect night to eat dinner outside on the covered seating area. Food and service was excellent.

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KevorkD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. We sat outside and it was really pleasant.

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vipmarjac
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Although menu was interesting, my meal was overpriced for the tastiness of the dishes. Ambience of eating outside spoiled by the exhaust smell of very close traffic. Appreciated this restaurant trying to provide a nice outdoor experience.

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SamL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azucar is INCREDIBLE! My fiance and I went for our anniversary dinner and were blown away by the delicious food/drinks (shouts to the pulpo, Devil's Margarita & ceviche) and wonderful, attentive service. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ha. Go to azucar as often as possible. The food is incredible.

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msbluebird
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint authentic restaurant. Food, drinks and service were wonderful!

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MetroWestFood
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whether take out or dining in, the food is always delicious and the staff always friendly. Plenty of outdoor seating as well.

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Shane
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is beyond delicious and outside seating with live music was a great atmosphere.

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vipHarryC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, this last visit was our second and was exactly like our first, excellent. Not every dish is for everyone, but we followed our instincts and we’re not disappointed. Apparently, and I don’t drink, the margaritas were quite good. The Chorizo is the best you will ever experience, made fresh every day. Azucar is a diamond in the ruff.

Though busy, and we ate outside, the service was spot on. I have recommended Azucar to some pretty picky friends and the reviews were positive. Typically, those I know who have been suggest they will return with a group of friends. That’s praise.

Now, some would say that Maynard is not the “go to” town for great eats, but (and possibly because the town seems so hospitable to their businesses), it is a town with awesome food.

Azucar has become one of our favorites.

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kdclang
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great tapas, friendly attentive staff. Outdoor seating - casual and relaxed.

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JoelC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, interesting menu. The outside dining worked wonderfully.

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Ellen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. Good and service were excellent. It’s a fun place because you can try so many different things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Understaffed and long wait times. Food was good though .

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vipsudbury
New England
45 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great new addition in Maynard area. Fast service with delicious small plates. Don't go starving as you'll pay a lot more! Super drinks, very pleasant atmosphere. Know that the owners are the neighboring Mexican place and NOT Spanish but they clearly got some great recipes.

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Carolyn
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Azucar it is a great experience. The food is always perfect and Spanish wine is my favorite. They have an amazing outdoor patio that I love to sit at when its not downpouring!

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NatashaO
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious - a fantastic find in Maynard! We were so excited to find this restaurant.

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vipEBK4Brooklyn
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An anthemic tapa/Spanish food restaurant!

Food authentic and fresh.

A gem!

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Roma
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

surprise in Maynard Alacazr is an excellent Tapas Bar and Restaurant with great service.

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BenR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a random new place and was amazed by the great food, excellent friendly service and ambiance. This is a hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outdoors, great food, drink and service!

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AnnK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some places have the right ambiance, some have good food, some make awesome drinks, and some are really good at service. Azucar has all of those! we ordered 4 tapas and all 4 were an example of perfect cooking. our cocktails were tasty and refreshing, and we totally loved the authentic Spanish host and servers. Thank you!

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vipAjitB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice cute place in downtown Maynard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

While we appreciated the wait service and the food, there was a lot to be desired on the treatment by management and the reasonability of reservation slots offered on this sight.

We arrived on time for our 8:45 PM reservation, only to be told that the kitchen closes at 9:00 PM. This was with the fact that there were actually 9:00 PM reservation slots offered on your site. With this restriction, we were only allowed to order tapas and not the paella dishes that we specifically came to order (after having just tapas our first trip there weeks ago). I personally have never witnessed this at a Spanish restaurant.

We were also told at 9:30 PM that we had to leave the table before finishing our drinks that were served to us at 9:15 PM because there was no one else at other outdoor tables, I reckon.

As mentioned above, this was our second trip to Azúcar, but there will most likely not be a third trip due to this unpleasant experience. Much room for improvement.

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NYer
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Look forward to sitting at the bar next time sans child!

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ReginaS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party consisted of my two sisters, me and our 97 year old mother. Parking was easy, and we were seated immediately, inside (which we'd asked for). The tables outside were all full, anyway. I asked about the cocktail of the evening, which was noted at the entrance, and we ended up ordering five of them, they were so good! The menu has just enough selections so that you don't feel overwhelmed, and there was no pressure to order more, although we absolutely did. The food came out a lot faster than I expected, and everything was so delicious! We were also pleasantly surprised at the bill - a Boston-quality restaurant at suburb prices. I have found most restaurants out in the 'burbs to be really disappointing and way over-priced (or just nothing special), but not Azucar - it's a miracle that they've survived Covid, and obviously there's a reason for it. I cannot recommend this Tapas Bar highly enough, and I also cannot wait until I can get there for their entertainment!

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erdoc
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time dining at Azucar. We have sampled a number of the tapas and last night, the seafood paella. The sangria is delicious. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Recommend highly 👌

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were grateful to be out at a restaurant for the first time since the beginning of the Covid lockdown, but unfortunately that was the best part of the evening. Not sure if the food and service quality were a result of ramping back up to in-person dining, but we left feeling disappointed in the overall experience.

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Erickcito
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

¡Siempre un placer! Gracias por la comida rica, servició estelar, y un ambiente especial.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, excellent service and atmosphere! Would definitely return here again

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Rene
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner and enjoyed the outdoor dinning.

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CaseyL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night here. Good food, good friends, good to be out and almost back to "normal." Our server was outstanding.

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Martine
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, ambiance and service. Will definitely make this a regular dining spot.

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Erickcito
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening was enjoyed here tonight. Amazing food, recommended by the professional and expert server. Here they treat you like family. The mini hamburguesas y pimientos shishido están muy ricas. Most of all the staff are unparalleled. Thanks for a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and attractively plated small dishes in a cozy cafe. Prices surely would be higher in a more upscale location. This was our fiirst time here but we’ll definitely be back, with friends. Same owners as El Huipil, our fave Mexican restaurant.

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AmyM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She made some delicious recommendations. We had a variety of tasty dishes- empanadas, grilled octopus, lamb pops. Cocktails were also tasty.

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Erickcito
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azúcar is an amazing place. I feel as if I am transported to España on a mini vacation. The tapas are amazing, and the the paella recalls time spent in Seville. Most of all the people at Azúcar are amazing. Your culinary and cultural journey starts here. ¡Buen Provecho!

FAQs

Azucar Tapas Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 331-0381.

Azucar Tapas Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 82 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.