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About Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Tapeo offers great Spanish food in a European atmosphere. With authentic Spanish decor Tapeo can accommodate guests in two different dining rooms, whether it be near a fire place or large window overlooking Newbury Street in our Flamenco Dining Room or in a dim lite nook in our downstairs Bodega Room. We offer classic entrees, over 40 regional tapas, and a comprehensive, all-Spanish wine, sherry and spirits list. Tapeo also has outdoor seating, weather permitting. Thanks to a first-class pedigree (Somerville's award-winning Dali shares the same ownership) and an even better location (the heart of Newbury Street), Tapeo is easily the city's most popular Spanish restaurant.

266 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room & Patio Hours:
Lunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 267-4799

Website:
http://www.tapeo.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.

Catering:
We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799

Parking Details:
Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.

Public Transit:
We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)

Executive Chef:
Michael Brunson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can accomodate groups of 8 to 250 guests and provide a preset menu that will allow you and your guests to enjoy our best tapas offerings. Please contact Mariel Castro @ 617.267.4799 or email us @ parties@tapeo.com for details and pricing

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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We showed up right at the time of our reservation and had to stand around for 15 minutes because the hostess wasn't there. The food was only alright. The beer battered short ribs and the empanadas are good but the calamari was not very good (rubbery and luke warm when it came out). The churros however were very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We ate twice this weekend. Great food, ambiance, and service.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I love tapas restaurants and when I saw this one on a recent trip, I just had to go check it out. We were in Boston for business and two of my crew and myself went to dinner. The waiter had great suggestions and answered all our questions. My business partner and I are adventurous eaters, but the other crew member is not, yet even he found plenty to offer and enjoyed three dishes. And the dessert was spectacular. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very slow service. Waiter was pushy to order more food. Food is in small portions and they nickel and dime you. When we spend that much money on dinner, we expect better food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful selection of well-prepared, reasonably priced tapas. Perfect for an informal gathering, sharing, ordering on an as-you-go basis. Service was slow but attentive. Nice outside eating area. The indoor dining areas are comfortable but a bit grubby and could use some attention or fresh coat of paint.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by a Bostonian and I thought the food and wine was very good. The wine list was actually superb. The waiting staff were very nice but a little hard to get hold of, but place was packed. We had the disadvantage of being next to a woman who could be heard above the whole restaurant (one kid kept covering his ears). Had it not been for her noise it would have been a really nice evening out.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tapeo is a totally reliable tapas place that I've been to many times. They have all the tapas standards and good wine and (excellent and strong) cocktails. Service is attentive, the ambiance is pleasant and neither super-fancy nor a hole-in-the-wall. I'd always recommend trying the specials - we ordered two of them and they were our two favorites of the meal. I've dined here with my husband, with family, and with groups of colleagues and freinds - groups are the best because you get to try so many more things. I'll surely be back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tapeo was a good choice for quiet Sun. Night dinner....vegetarian options. Food prepared and plated well, server attentive, Great Sangria, and tables arranged for privacy and conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Overall very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great time - lamb meatballs were especially memorable, and the paella was excellent. Service was great. Bathrooms could use attention, though.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Average place
Nice for student party but not for foodies

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

It was a great dining experience! Neighborhood is charming, food is nice, great place for date/ special occasions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing flavors and food. Excellent quality and great service.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Try the duck- you won't be disappointed! Service was good and attentive. Timing of courses was good. Wine list was excellent, as were all of the tapas we tried! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The calamares were dry and tasteless. We asked the waitress to take them back and the churros were uncooked in the center. The paella was good, but it used to be so much better. Tapeo was our favorite but we will dine somewhere else in the future.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great experience here! I have Celiac Disease, and Tapeo was fully equipped to accommodate. They have a great Gluten Free menu. Everything was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Amazing food! I love coming here. The food is always exquisite and the service is fantastic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Tapeo is an old favorite that does not disappoint. We went before a concert at Fenway and it was the perfect choice--good food, quick service and a short walk to the T. Also, I love the music there! The white sangria was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Waiter forgot a couple of things. Pleasant fellow but not efficient. Place was LOUD!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Every member of the staff with whom we interacted was clearly just phoning it in ... zero real care/desire to even be friendly. My date had been a hostess here years ago, and she was embarrassed by the dogs hit service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great Sangria and awesome food! A Back Bay classic.

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Tapas and don't often get the chance to try it. We were not disappointed. The Patad Bravas was excellent. Will have to go back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went before a Fenway concert. Exactly one mile walk to park so that's a plus.
Great selection of tapas. Loved the salted artichokes.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Tapeo was a great find on our Boston area vacation. The downtown area was charming and the restaurant was great. Good food, great prices and sangria! A nice way to end the evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Some of the tapas here was delicious, some was mediocre. I loved the buttery scallop dish, but thought the ceviche was bland. I might go back and try a few other things, but for the price it needs to always be a hit.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food has changed for the worst.i used to dine here a lot about 10 years ago and it is very disappointing now.
Hopefully management can turn it around

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Classic Sangria, Lamb meatballs, fried goat cheese and honey all great. Shrimp ajillo, bacon and prunes nice as well

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Thank goodness Tapas are alive and well in Boston! The small plates were tasty, well presented and the prices were reasonable. The Caba was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We sat outside, and it was glorious. Food was very good. we have been coming here for many years, this was our best visit yet.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great food - reasonably priced – awesome front window where you can people watch And don't miss the lamb meatballs!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was exceptional, waitress was lovely. Front of house was not very helpful but overall Tapeo is a favorite of ours. Must try, goat cheese with honey and onion.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This place was a great place for a quiet meal on Newbury street. We had a table inside upstairs near the window for people watching. The food was fabulous. We had fried goat cheese, patatas bravas (sliced potatoes with spicy seasoning), lobster ravioli, beef tenderloin with chimichurri and lamb meatballs. Everything was great but our favorite was the lamb meatballs and the fried goat cheese. We would definitely go back again!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The tapas were brought out in batches so while our fried calamari was already cold and soggy, our croquettes were burn-your-tastebuds-off hot. Service was poor because it was so crowded on the Thursday evening and many of the larger groups seated by us (outdoors) were excessively boisterous. The price wasn't unreasonable, but charging $2 just for bread and a little bit of hummus seems like a rip-off. Would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great outdoor dining spot with many gluten free options. Sangria was wonderful. Food good. Service just fair

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Tapas were very good, quick service and the ambiance was unique, perfect for dates.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food and service, sat outside on a warm evening and it was fantastic!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was tasteless and had no presentation. The outdoors eating was great for people watching.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

A good place for a drink/Tapas dinner with friends on the terrace

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food. Sangria Royal was excellent. Service was very good. I will definitively go back and will recommend this place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Tapeo continues to offer excellent depth and breadth, and numerous gluten-free and veggie options. They also have some of the best sangria we've had (red and white). The weather wasn't great for outdoor dining, so indoors it was, and it was pretty quiet. Our foursome went through several pintxos, all of which we really liked, and some of which we repeated: patatas bravas, alchofas salteadas, gambas al ajillo, camarones a la plancha, ceviche, pipirrana de buey,
gorditas, and the classic tortilla espanola. Did I mention that the sangrias were really good? Fun place for a group, great for a twosome. Excellent service. Can't wait until next time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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