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Kika Tapas

4.3
379 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 379 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ladybugnewman (New England)
5.0  Dined a day ago

We had a very lovely evening. The food was beyond delicious. A must go back

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Notlocal (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was cozy, quiet enough for good conversation, but lively. The food and wine we had was great, the service excellent, the atmosphere not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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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Grace (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Great location with garage and street parking nearby. Great atmosphere and great food. Had about 8 different Tapas and they were all delicious. Paella was also very good. Had several deserts which were also delicious.

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Daniel (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

When I lived near Cambridge, which ended in late 2015, I really liked this restaurant. So on my recent visit (November 2017), I went there with a colleague. It was good, but only two of tapas,
Duck Leg and Eggplant Rolls, were excellent.

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viprarachan (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

One of out favorite tapas places! Great food and a super nice staff!

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A18A (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

I’m hesitant to share my true feelings about this hidden gem for fear the next time I want to go I won’t be able to get a table, but others deserve to enjoy this fun, lively restaurant serving up authentic Spanish tapas (and doing it well), so I will risk it!

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JohnMc71 (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice little find. Good atmosphere and lots to chose from on the menu. Great Sangria. Good friendly service. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was lacking flavor all around. Was dismayed that gratuity added to tab without informing me because we chose to eat on the patio. Nothing on the menu about this; we were only 4 people.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Really liked the duck with berry sauce and clams in white wine sauce. Shared 5 dishes amongst 2 adults and 2 little kids. Just the right amount, no leftovers! Can't wait to try the Paella next time, it takes 20-25 mins so we didn't want to wait with 2 hungry kids 😀.

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ClaudiaFT (New England)
2.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

While the food was truly excellent, I have never had such poor service. Not once did the waitress check in without one of our group members going to get her. In addition, we were seated in a mostly empty restaurant next to a larger group that was so loud that we couldn't even hear each other speak. The outside looked to be having fun, but on the inside, we did not.

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