Great food, Good Service...overall a very nice evening
Good varied choice of tapas - very tasty and visually well presented. Cocktails were expertly made and very tasty.
Great place for Hookah and Cigars but it is small so seating is tight and uncomfortable during their busy hours. It is very loud so conversation is tough if you are not seated right next to someone. Belly dancers come around and you can tip them.
Also, no reservations for Friday and Saturday Nights so get there early before the 10 PM rush
We went to this place for the Morocoan food. It was very nice and the service was great.
I thought the portions were small even though I was OK with it. Unfortunately , we couldn't stay for the entertainment portion of it. I will come back here and will recommend it.
My wife and I went to Tangierino to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary as well as Valentine's Day. We' d enjoyed Tangierino several times before, and wanted to try the new Madera 83 tapas menu. We were not disappointed! The food was awesome, my wife loved her cocktail, and our server Courtney was the best! We'll be back!
Love the tapas and the wine our waitress chose.
Loved the new restaurant. The food was very good, we had tapas. The service was great. We went early on Monday so the place was quiet which we like. The reservation system was confusing for I wasn't sure which restaurant table I was reserving. I now understand but it would help to be clearer how all reservations go to Tangierino.
Food was great, but service was not. It's a new place so some tripping up is to be expected, but we waited over 40 mins for our first tapas dish to come out after putting in the order, and it wasn't even correct. We ordered 8 dishes and almost half of them were incorrect. Everything we got we enjoyed, but would have liked to try everything we had ordered.
Around 7, the lights go down, and the place seemed to get quite loud. Dinner ok, nothing spectalur, but the pulpo dish and spicy shrimp dish stood out as excellent.
We celebrated the anniversary of our engagement and the service, ambiance and food could not have been better for a fun and romantic evening to enjoy this special occasion. Highly recommended for friendly and efficient service, excellent food recommendations and a fun, relaxing and intimate trattoria-style restaurant with a creative menu including tapas and a selection of excellent Moroccan dishes.
So: small plates were fair to yummy The tomato salad was with Stop and Shop 🍅 tomatoes; however the vinaigrette bailed it out to an extent. Sangria was delish. Now to the paella. I went to Spain last May and we went to a small paella restaurant with our tour guide who lives in Madrid. This was a paella lesson! The dish I had was: mushy, lacking in identifiable prawns, scallops that tasted and looked like pencil erasers and nothing notable in flavor. I should have sent it back. Oh: and I live theee doors down from this place🤣. When in doubt: go to the Warren Tavern
After reading the existing reviews of Madera 83, I am confused. Perhaps it was a fluke, but I would not recommend this restaurant, which I am quite saddened to say. The food was very, very subpar...you could practically taste the microwave that was used. In fact, you could, because everything was rubbery and tasteless. The Brussels Sprouts were a mess...not sure what they were going for but they were over-roasted and practically inedible. The flavoring was just awful, which surprises me because it's pretty hard to screw those up. The mussel were ok. That's it. Just ok. The piece of bread with aioli was a weird touch and another excuse to throw mayonnaise in somewhere. The elote-esque dish was fine, but lukewarm, so kind of gross actually. Finally, the greatest disappointment of the night...the Paella Mariscos...actually just terrible. The clam was like chewing bubble gum, and the flavor was just bland and as far as traditional Paellas go (we are both of Spanish and Portuguese decent soooo) it was like a 2/10 in quality and taste. Very disappointing.
That being said, we had very attentive service and our server was great. I feel bad writing this review strictly for being taken care of appropriately as far as restaurant standards go, but alas, I couldn't sit by and let people pretend this was a stellar culinary experience. I would've sent the food back but, as a former, long time restaurant employee, that just isn't something I am physically capable of doing--it goes against everything I stand for. Unfortunately though, $100 + 20% tip made this the worst decision dollars to cents that we've made in awhile. Sad to say as Charlestown locals that we will not go back.
My date loved it! Success!!
Great atmosphere, service and food! Higy recommend.
Tasty dishes that all hit the right notes that you’d expect from tapas.
The food here was excellent - all of the recommendations by the bar staff were great! Jamon Croquettes, Garlic Shrimp, Albondigas. The Paella Madera was lacking in flavor, but the rice was very tender. If you sit at the bar don't forget to ask about the Pintxos' as well.
We came in the first 2 months of the restaurant opening when I feel service can tend to be wobbly. It was, but it was workable.
We will be back!
I would try it again but the food wasn’t amazing. Service was great — we so badly want this place to be great as our neighborhood could use a few more options
Once a Moroccan restaurant at this location is now reinvented as a tapas bar and kitchen. We were a little skeptical when we heard there was a tapas place in Charlestown but we decided to give it a try. The bottom line is we'll definitely be back. Two of us shared four plates. Sautéed organic wild mushrooms came with apricot, thyme, walnuts, and an egg yolk. My friend did not want the yolk so we suggested that they leave it off. "We can give it to you on the side so you can still try it if you want." Both of us love this dish, one with and one without the yolk. Sliced milk braised pork loin with caramelized onions pine nuts was tender and yummy. Maine mussels with vermouth and garlic were fresh and tasty. Cantaloupe with jamon Serrano was a nice mixture of sweet and salty but to our taste could have done without the bitter radicchio. The server found a Spanish wine for my friend who likes off-dry Riesling and red that suited my taste. Dessert was a total surprise. Rather than a more traditional flan, the server talked us into a light pancake stack topped with honey and nuts. It was great. I got an oloroso sherry and though my friend didn't think she liked sherry, and wouldn't have liked my oloroso, the manager brought her a small glass of cream sherry which had just the right level of sweetness. She drank it all! Parking is not easy as Madera83 is in a residential neighborhood in a historic part of Boston. We drove around and found a spot and later noticed that there was valet parking. We left thanking the staff and saying we would definitely be back. I am thinking that the next time we feel like tapas, despite the other places in town, we will head to Charlestown.
Decent food. Lively environment. Slow service.