Tangierino

4.3
33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Moroccan
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  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating
Samad Naamad owner and visionary behind Tangierino restaurant & lounge in Historic Charlestown, bringing authentic Moroccan dining to Boston over the last 17 years, has now embarked on another concept. Using the bounty of the entire Eastern seaboard to create an authentic, Spanish tapas menu using New England small farm produce and seafood, there now exists the opportunity to experience a tapas bar and restaurant in Charlestown with Spanish-centric theme in a contemporary and hip environment with open windows when the weather permits.

Enjoy a selection of authentic Spanish small plates, over forty wines by the glass and crafted cocktails, local beer and more.
Chef Matthew Leddy has created a menu that delights, surprises and excites.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Moroccan, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(617) 242-6009
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Samad Naamad
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monument Street and Main Street
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Parking details
Valet and street parking.
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Entertainment
Belly-dancing
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
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3.9
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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Highly recommend it’s Delicious! Service is great and they even have a lounge with hookah and drink! Love it

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Fun ambiance, great service and a really different menu.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service was slow, food was a bit overcooked. Wouldn't go back

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Wanted to love this place because the menu looked fabulous and my sister had a great experience there last year. Arrived for an early (5:30) reservation Friday and was only 1 of two tables seated.
Ordered the octopus from the menu and was told they no longer had it . Switched to the merguez and a Brussels sprout dish with a glass of red. The wine glass was very dirty. They brought me a clean one. Brussels sprouts were undercooked yet charred. Merguez was on a bed of cold eggplant spread. Ordered sparkling water for the table but they said it was not cooled yet and they couldn't serve it. They brought us free seltzer from the bar. Menu ideas are great, and the decor is nice. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. The quality of the food is so-so, or perhaps hit or miss.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I asked for few special requests...it was my wife's bday ( little special cake..nice table...flower>>>(obviously everything for extra charge)...nothing was dine.
Don't have a special request filed if you not going to do any of them!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful, unique Moroccan food. The restaurant is reemphasizing its Moroccan cuisine and the experience is delightful.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Incredible food and ambiance. Great location for a special night out on the town! Highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

So bummed it changed decor and seating from a few years ago. Original restaurant felt so authentic and really felt like I was In Morocco. Everything changed including the food. Place felt very different and my group was bummed as it was a really special unique place before the renovations. It’s still good but if it wasn’t fir hookah bar downstairs I’m not sure I’d run back here. Food was good and different cuisine- felt more like tapas than Moroccan as it was before.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

So loud! The restaurant was not even close to full on a Saturday night and yet the music was blasting so loud, we could barely hear each other. Also, we came here thinking we were going to Tangierino only to find it was now Medera 83. I thought I was going to a Moroccan restaurant, but it's Spanish tapas. Very misleading. The sangria was also very watered down and tasteless. The food was fine, but not what we thought we were going for and really nothing special.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was excellent. Our food was cooked to perfection. We went after a long time and was a bit confused why the décor changed. :)

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing!!
I recommend this place to anyone that wants to enjoy a delicious meal with drinks, smoke hookah or cigars, and spend an awesome time!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Quite a well rounded menu with great options in every category. The drinks were a perfect homage to the Spanish Catalonian and Basque cocktail scene. Not many options like that in the area. This is a good place for a high quality meal at reasonable prices (at least for the Boston area.) Recommend 1-2 small plates per person and an entree for 2 people. The chicken bastilla is remarkable!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went for dinner. It was nice. Drinks were good and food was nice too. Wide selection for vegetarians too. Paella however wasn’t that great. Might go there again for s drinks and tapas.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, Good Service...overall a very nice evening

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good varied choice of tapas - very tasty and visually well presented. Cocktails were expertly made and very tasty.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Such a disappointment. A husk of it's former self since they've renovated and took all the soul out of the place. The food was decent but the ambiance was awful, I felt like I was in a cafeteria or a hospital compared to how dark and comfy the old decor was.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the tapas and the wine our waitress chose.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

My date loved it! Success!!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Great atmosphere, service and food! Higy recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Tasty dishes that all hit the right notes that you’d expect from tapas.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Decent food. Lively environment. Slow service.

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