Tangierino

4.1
77 reviews
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Moroccan
Immerse yourself in a world of color and flavor at Tangierino, an authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean restaurant, with a subterrain hookah and cigar lounge. The top floor invites you to pleasure your palate with rich, flavorful dishes including the land and sea mezze, couscous, and traditional entrees prepared in our scratch kitchen. Pair your meal with a drink from our beer, wine and cocktail list, or indulge in Moroccan mint tea. Guests are welcome to sit up at the bar, or in one of our intimate booths draped in luxurious fabrics. Located in the historic, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Tangierino is a one-of-a-kind, cultural experience.

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1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was horrible
But the server and host are friendly people.

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OT
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall Experience with the music the culture of the food and service was exceptional and overall a lot of fun. I highly recommend it

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F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Food is too sweet bland and pricey. Portion sizes were good. Perhaps this restaurant is for people who like their food sweet, for the hookah experience which is downstairs ( the smell still wafts up to the restaurant on the main level)

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant! The food was excellent as the service. I also recommend the lounge which is awesome. I will definitively come back!

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RI
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is great and ambiance was very good initially however to get your attention on the belly dancer, the music was turned up to “night club” loud. Is it was to just get your initial attention then turned back down it would have been fine but they kept the volume turned way up the whole time. It ruined the ambiance.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a ladies night out!

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VZ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to this place a couple times with my husband a couple of years ago. Everything (service, food, etc) was excellent!
We went there for my mom’s 60th Birthday (it was a party of 7) and were so disappointed! We ordered drinks and my mom’s drink wasn’t good, we asked to change it, our waiter called for a manager who started to explain that they can’t do it, because liquor is expensive and she is loosing money. She agreed to do it as an exception after a few minutes. Since my drink hasn’t arrived yet at the time I asked our waiter if he could go easy on alcohol, he said the drink is done and he can’t change anything.

We were done with apps and all the plates were collected. Then we were waiting for 10-15 minutes for main course. When main course started to finally being served (all plates were covered), the waiter asked were to put the first plate, we asked what it is he said “I don’t remember, we are too busy today”. For the record there were just a couple of tables occupied. It was a slow night!

Whenever we were celebrating anything at the restaurant, a birthday girl/boy received a desert on the house. Here it wasn’t the case! We mentioned about Birthday when we came as well as I mentioned it in notes when making reservation.

The food was much better before as well as service! I don’t know if management changed since 2017, but whatever changes happed, they ruined the place!

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RA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Fantastic Moroccan food with a wonderful blend of spices. Moroccan black spice tea was excellent.

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SS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience! Great service & entertainment.. celebrated a birthday and they made sure we all had a good time .. they all are very polite & friendly ..

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great the staff was wonderful

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M
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Well I've been wanting to try this pace for years since I like Moroccan food. The first thing we noticed is how empty it was early evening on a Saturday night. Not a great sign. My girlfriend asked for a cup of warm water and they said their coffee machine was broken. So much for that.

Appetizers were good. Chicken Bastilla was very good.

Main courses were filling but oddly without much flavor. Dessert selection is uninspired. Service was weird and price was EXPENSIVE! Stay away.

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NM
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal and the service was great. Bri was a very attentive server and Antoine made sure we had everything we need- even a wine decanter. We went to the cave downstairs afterwards and had a fabulous experience in the hookah cave with the same great staff! You will not be disappointed!

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CE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night for a birthday completed with a Moroccan mojito (or two) and a belly dancer :)

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GK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

30 minutes to get drinks
Loose page menus some of us only had one sheet

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered the pita and hummus plate for 11$, and we were only served a half of pita. When we asked for more pita because we had A LOT of hummus left, we were told it would be 3$ for another half of pita. We politely declined because that’s absurd. We ended up eating our hummus with a fork and the bartender noticed. She went in the back and brought us another pita. We then watched someone yell at her for taking care of us like that. It was really uncomfortable. That was our first experience of the night. The service was mediocre, we waited a long time to be served drinks, order dinner etc. The entire evening we were planning on going down to the lounge and were never informed there was a spending requirement. We spent well over 200$ on our meal. In order to use the hookah lounge, you need to spend 35$ PER person. So we declined that and ended our evening. While waiting for an uber in the front lobby, we became witness to either a manager or owner berating an employee directly in front of us for 5 minutes. It was so uncomfortable. The unfortunate part of this is that the food is delicious but we will never go back and will not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here, first time was 2 years ago, and the food was just as delicious as before! Service was outstanding and you can't go wrong with the beautiful decor and romantic ambience. Will definitely be returning soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of this place - they definitely stuck to their theme. However, the food was not great. The seasoning was light for most courses and the proportions were vastly different. Overall I'd go again but be more conscious of what I get.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food with a great atmosphere

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been going on and off to Tangierino for 10 years. It’s always been a fun place with great food... something must have changed however. We ordered my favorite items... lamb chop and chicken tagines. I don’t mind spending money for good food, but I do mind spending $38 for two of the tiniest, meatless lamb chops I have ever seen. The chicken in the tagine was almost inedible due to the amount of tiny bones that were in it. Flavor of both dishes was just ok. The service was good. 2-3 stars.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant that has been around forever. Maybe they are kind of getting lost, now that a couple of new places have opened up in Charlestown and the surrounding area, but that to me is a tragedy. If you haven't tried Tangierino, you should give it a shot, and if you have tried it but haven't been back in a while, just think back to what you are missing.

The Lemony chicken tagine is one of the best dishes available anywhere.

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Very sketchy that the pricing and packages on Valentine's Day changed 3x before we sat for dinner.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This used to be a good place. The quality of the food has, unfortunately, gone down.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit. We were a bit concerned about some of the negative reviews on line but it was really good! The wait staff were very attentive, our seating was cozy and comfortable and the food was delicious! I had the vegetable cous cous, my husband had lamb royal and our friends had the lamb chops. We all agreed our dishes were flavorful and portions were more than enough. We also thought for the amount of food the price was reasonable. All in all it was a lovely evening! I would go again!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

They ran out of food at 9pm on a Saturday night.

I made reservations. Poor planning.

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DD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the staff was amazing. Will definitely visit again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Rocco was phenomenal. He was understanding and supportive of our girls night out! He came
To our table the right amount of times and was always friendly. His recommendations were great.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was very attentive. However although the restaurant was not busy, it did take an inordinate amount of time for our entrees to arrive. The valet was not in attendance and I had to back up three car lengths before someone would take the car keys. Although i was told the car check would be sent in momentarily, I waited 40 minutes for it to arrive after I asked the waiter to check on it for me. I was not notified at any time the charge for valet parking was $22 until I went to get into my car. Overall it was not a dining experience Inwould care to repeat.

Tangierino
Responded on January 13, 2019

Sorry for hearing this. Thank you for sharing your experience, and letting us know about what we need to improve in the future. We do have a sign outside and remind our guests about the Valet charging. Tangierino has belly dance, samba, and live band Thursday to Sunday. We hope you could come back and choose us again.

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AT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Need a better wine selection and have In stock what is on menu..

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s
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thought the food was delicious. We ordered the shrimp appetizer and the chicken in phyllo appetizer. The latter was very special. We has the short ribs dinner and it was also very good. Highly seasoned with figs. The drinks were nothing special and we passed on dessert because we were so full.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

wonderful food and ambiance

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've always been in love with Tangierino since it opened but this time, the service was not good at all. My family usually visit the restaurant for special events like anniversaries, birthdays, etc.... And this time, Christmas' Eve. Although the food is always a delight, the service was not.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding

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t
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cuisine and international flavors.
Waiter was excellent.

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s
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance, the food, and the entertainment. A belly dancer was wending her way through the restaurant. Afterwards we went downstairs to the hookah bar and enjoyed the vibe there as well -

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S
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my mother here for dinner. Had a dinner party of 8 people. Really great overall experience. Will say drinks are weak and music is a little loud in dining area. Other than that great time!

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Matkets itself as a Moroccan restaurant. It is not Moroccan at all. The few recipes that have a Moroccan name would offend any Moroccan. No bread served with tagines. Overly expensive. Won’t go again

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Haven’t been there in a while. Used to be one of my favorites several years ago. It’s not good anymore. Food options are limited now and the music is bad. Don’t waste your time

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FC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We waited to be seated, we waited for ever to order drinks and food. We asked the waiter if our order was OK for 4 which it wasn’t, and ended up not asking for another dish to avoid waiting, again.
Did not compare to our first visit and that’s why we went back. But this was our last unfortunately.

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Mobile
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my colleagues out for a dinner. Our waiter Jonathon was very knowledgeable about the menu and about wine selections helping us pick out some really nice reds and whites for dinner. The tapas we’re especially good especially the Sahara shrimp the calamari the chicken B’stilla, in the boneless short ribs.
The main course the lamb chop was good but not as good as the tapas portions.
We’re seated and able to converse among the entire table in the belly dancer was a nice brief entertainment.Overall I’d highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for something very different from the usual fare.

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New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for a friends' get-together. The restaurant is relatively quiet which allowed for an easy discussion with 5 of us at a round table. The small plates and appetizers were very good - my Lamb Couscous was a tiny bit disappointing - the merguez was too gamey for my taste, and the lamb itself was too fatty. But others may have really liked it.

A super extra bonus on Friday nights is the belly dancing. At around 7.30 a belly dancer comes out and does about half an hour of wonderful dancing - very impressive.

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