Dali

4.7
460 reviews
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Spanish

Dali serves up traditional Spanish cuisine. Its setting features colorful artwork on the walls, a tin ceiling and warm lighting for an intimate, fun atmosphere. Owners Mario Leon and Tamara Bourso opened its doors for locals and travelers alike to taste the flavors of Spain. Dali is known for its delicious tapas. Guests can dine on such fare as beef short ribs in a wine sauce, grilled lamb chops or shrimp scallop ravioli. Delicious plates of whole baked fish and Spanish rice dishes can also be chosen as an entrée. Vegetarian, as well as dairy- and gluten-free options are on the menu.

Dali has a full bar that serves a variety of drinks, including wine and cocktails. It hosts parties for events, such as parties and receptions. This restaurant also welcomes reservations, making it ideal for date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to our old haunt with a group of girlfriends. I can’t believe I do not come here more often. The food is amazing and the most reasonably priced tapas in the Boston metro area. I will definitely be back again soon.

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Best tapas. Try the garlic soup, its amazing.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for date night or dinner with friends

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, authentic food and atmosphere at a reasonable price

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L
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best place for dinner with friends! Food and service was amazing! We will definitely return!!!

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MV
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday with family and friends. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious and sangria pitchers were the perfect complement. Dali let my daughter bring a cake she made and the servers brought it out singing. A perfect evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday on a Monday night and it was pretty packed (which is something I personally like). There was lively music, warm laughter, and the service was great! Parking is a little bit tough to find but in my opinion it’s totally worth it.

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SA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Dalí. I’m a huge tapa enthusiast and Dalí is the perfect place for yummy tapas. The staff are vibrant too!

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun, cozy spot. The food is always fantastic (please try the quail), and the staff is super knowledgeable and friendly.

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious; however expensive and the amount of Tapas needed to make a meal is quite large. 150$ later our party left hungry and on the search for a post dinner meal to complete the evening.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dali is amazing. The decor is fun and the food is spectacular!

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MG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dali is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always outstanding. The food is delicious and memorable. The ambiance is romantic and fun and festive. It's great for a date or a special occasion, for two or for a larger group.

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H
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Always. Our New Year’s Eve tradition.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tapas anywhere ever!! Great ambiance & decor. Fab service. Loud & fun!!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at Dali’s for our anniversary dinner. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. Definitely recommend this place.

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o
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Still a staple in the Cambridge/Somerville area, been a while since I’d been here but place has not lost a step other that missing out on cooking stone (got to love when the minority of snowflakes ruins it for most...only in Cambridge/Somerville!)
Service was impeccable and food/pricing consistent with expected quality

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A lot of tasty dishes, everything well seasoned but not all the flavor combinations made sense. Very old school tapas.

Everyone was super friendly and loved the ambiance.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Best tapas I have had outside of Spain!! Gambas Aiello the best!!

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j
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I ate here last week. Over all I would say it was good. I ate mostly smaller plates and did not try the Paella or salt fish which would be signature dishes in Spain particularly Valencia . I lived in Valencia for 7 years so the menu was like an old friend . I liked the rabbit in particular and the bacalao croquettes.

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New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dali is always a consistently wonderful experience — great for special occasions or just a fun get-together! I highly recommend the scallops in saffron cream, the mushroom-stuffed artichoke hearts, the duck in berry sauce...well, just everything. It’s all just SO GOOD. I also love that they take Open Table; trying to go there without a reservation can be an exercise in frustration, as it’s a popular, hopping place to go!

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RJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and carefully prepared, and the menu offers a multitude of appealing and intriguing options. The service was warm, attentive and very pleasant. The decor and ambiance , especially in the back room, is wonderful, a pleasure to sit in and look around.

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JR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We've been customers for about twenty years. It's always fantastic!!

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BB
New England
82 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a return trip for us to Dali and we were once again rewarded with a wonderful array of foods, all well-prepared and mouth-wateringly good! Service was prompt and attentive and dishes were creative. The sizes of the portions varied somewhat so it's a little hard to judge, but four of us (all adults) had 8 dishes altogether, plus we shared two desserts - and that was a perfect amount. Looking forward to returning again.

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything about Dali is great except the difficulty in finding a parking place nearby. Somerville and Cambridge are a nightmare of permit-parking-only and one-way streets. Head for Beacon Street right away and hope there's an open spot.

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R
New England
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Our reservation was honored on time, tapas were creative and delicious, service was excellent - so much fun. The ambience is one big party!

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KL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants to go to! Love bringing people here. Amazing ambiance and food.

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PG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so fun, can be romantic, but also great for a bigger group. The food is phenomenal and the staff are all great.

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RY
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my 4th dinner at Dali over the years. Excellent tapas this visit as well except the sirloin which was over cooked and tasteless. The lamb chops, cheese and meat platas, potatoes and goat cheese plate were tasty and their arrival was well timed. Very friendly staff. Dolce se Leche for dessert was awesome. Capacino not good. But a great overall dining experience for my wife and I.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been and was not disappointed! The food was amazing and our server was well informed of the menu and adorable too! We will definitely be back!

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h
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE Dali, every time it’s excellent. It does get a bit loud but the atmosphere is always fun.

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DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and great place. My clients loved the change up from the usual steak or seafood places. I’m going to become a regular whenever I’m in Boston

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New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Favorite items - the deep fried cheese with honey was great, and the paella was very good. Empanandas, tortilla espanola, and beef were just average. Also, first restaurant I've ever seen where if you tell them in advance it is someone's bday and secretly order a slice of cake, they bring to the table it without even a candle. I expected a little more.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and beautiful ambiance! Highly recommend.

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J
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and the service is great. The tapas were good but a little bit pricey for what we got. The portions were fine but I didn't see much of a "chefy" quality to the apas we ordered. They were simple, which means less to screw up. Overall they tasted fine but we weren't wowed. Don't mistake this review for a complaint. The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was good.

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KD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This is not authentic spanish food and it’s too expensive for what it is. I am very disappointed.

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l
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse/excellent tapas menu. Service very good; decor/general ambiance engaging and imaginative retro-modern. Gone twice in the past 6 weeks and will definitely return. Gets crowded as the nigh goes on but we have NOT found it overly noisy as some others report. All told, best Spanish restaurant we've yet discovered outside of Boston.

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HR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. We went for my son’s birthday and had a great time. Our server Jessica was beyond exceptional and really made the evening. Great food and cocktails.

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place gets full. We had to wait 30 minutes though we had a reservation but staff was so kind and accommodating. They gave us free churros for our wait. The food was delicious and I love the décor. Definitely a great place for a date.

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RS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dali is a true gem and every experience we've had here has been wonderful - including this one. Keep up the great work, Dali! Hopefully see you again soon!!!

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