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Kika Tapas

4.3
377 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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The owners of Tapeo & Solea bring a modern Spanish tapas restaurant to Kendall Square. Named and inspired after Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's hit movie, Kika, the bright interior and retro design offer a unique and eccentric way of dining on tapas and sipping on homemade sangria in a glowing environment.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Portuguese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 11:00pm ,
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Phone number
(617) 245-6030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Brunson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
350 Third Street
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Parking details
Located in the Watermark Building on Third Street. Entrance to Kika on Broad Canal Way. Validated parking at Kendall Square South Garage (entrance on Kendall Street) after 4pm. Metered parking available until 6pm.
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Public transit
Red Line - Kendall
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 377 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

I've gone to Kika several times for quick and tasty business lunches. This time, the whole restaurant smelled bad--like sulphur. I'm not sure if it was sewage or hard boiled eggs? I hoped for the latter as I chose to not relocate our quick business lunch. Our server didn't acknowledge a single one of us as we said hello and thank you for the waters. She barely found it possible to talk to us throughout the meal. I'm going to move on to a different go-to place for my business lunches.

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vipHector (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great experience as always! Great food and drinks. Friendly staff and easy going ambiance. Strongly recommend this place for tapas.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great time, very nice place good service

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Wayne (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Loved the food options - first time, will definitely be back!

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vipVicarinatutu (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Sadly the first 3 items I ordered from the menu were not available
The stuffed eggplant had an excessive amount of garlic and was served in a bland tomato sauce tasting as if poured from a store brought can. Similarly the batatas bravas were bland and dunked with hot sauce.

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vipJojo (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I had a nice meal. Sharing tapas was enjoyable. Patatas bravas, crabmeat timbale, eggplant dish and shrimp with garlic were tasty and filling. Service was good; portions were ample and the atmosphere was nice. A nice Spanish dining experience in Cambridge!

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vipHector (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Staff was very welcoming and friendly. The menu was full of great options. Unfortunately they did not have one of the tapas that I wanted to try but overall the food was excellent. Great service. I recommend that you try one of their “Almodóvar inspired cocktails”. I hat the Patty Diffusa and it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything was very tasty and fast. Roasted potatoes, grilled artichokes , tenderloin in Chimmachura, lamb chops, lamp albondigas. I will be going there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

There are four restaurants, shoulder to shoulder, in this nice quiet side street in Kendall Square. In my mind, Kika is the best for lunch, given its variety and good hot food. It is not frufru, and thankfully more substantial than sandwiches or pizza.

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AngelaC (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I am never disappointed! Their sangria is the best ever, with a new fall apple flavor. Their steak is probably the best kept secret in Cambridge-a great steak at a Tapas restaurant. All of their small plates are delightful!

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