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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
1316 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (617) 267-4799

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Brunson

  • Catering

    We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799 <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Tapeo Restaurant is capable of hosting and planning your engagement. Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, celebrating your birthday or planning your companies’ next function, our management and staff will make sure every detail is accounted for. - Wedding Dinners, Bachelorette Parties - Birthday Parties and Business Functions - Can accommodate groups 10-250 - Sit down, buffet and cocktail parties. - Vegetarian menus available.

  • Private party contact

    Mariel Castro: (617) 267-4799

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Fairfield

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.<br />

  • Public transit

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

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. MC

    MichaelC

    New England

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sadly it was the last night for Tapeo. We have been repeat customers due to the wonderful service and excellent food. The owners are affiliated with Soleo in Waltham and Kika in Cambridge which we will have to try. Like many other businesses on Newbury Street the rents keep going up and up forcing many long time businesses out. We wish the staff well and best wishes for the future!
  2. MC

    MattC

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of our favorite tapas places in MA! Very sad to hear it is closing.
  3. c

    ccurran

    Cincinnati

    429 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A great place for small plate dinning in a great downtown Boston location.
  4. I

    Ishanya

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have good memories of this place. Too bad it is another victim of unreasonably increased rent.
  5. MJ

    MelissaJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was phenomenal! Very honest and so sweet.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We were rudely talked to and practically asked to leave even though there was no one there and we were enjoying nice conversation.
  7. E

    Elizabeth

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapeo was a real find. The small dishes are large enough for 5 people to share and each one was better than the last. First we asked about dairy and peanut free dishes, the waitress disappeared for a few minutes and brought back an edited menu with all the possibilities highlighted. We ordered a paella and 5 small plates. There was more than enough food. The paella was wonderful, as were the artichokes, cerviche, potatoes bravas, spinach and calamari. The service was exceptional and atmosphere lovely, especially because we were able to have a real conversation without having to raise our voices. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is prompt. This is my second time going. Always have gone for dates because the ambience is amazing. It is a very quiet atmosphere so it’s not a late night hangout.
  9. M

    Matteo

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fun!
  10. J

    Jessie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the fried goat cheese balls. It's just too loud for me in the dining areas because of all of the reflective surfaces so I prefer to sit at the bar.
  11. HD

    HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selection of tapas and each was expertly prepared and delicious. Red sangria and sangria royal delicious. Especially enjoyed the fried goat cheese with honey and churros (ask for dulce de leche with it - it's not on the menu, but makes a nice pairing).
  12. P

    Partygirl4life

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very authentic atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive. Not many tapas places around and this one hit the spot!
  13. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    This restaurant was alright. I was expecting more given it's location. Food was disappointing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very pleasant people lousy food
  15. c

    ccdesigns1

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food overall very good. Good for vegetarians as there were many selections . The space was tight kept bumping into person behind us and table rocked. They have a downstairs they should have put more people down there so we were not tightly packed.
  16. H

    Hector

    New England

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Tapeo, with a big group or just family, is always a nice setting.
  17. NH

    NHVeg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice selection of tapas, including for vegetarians. Try traditional favorites like tortilla espanola, patatas bravas and garlic mushrooms along with goat cheese bites with honey and onion and lemon pasta with asparagus.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. One of my top places whenever I am in Boston.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  20. DN

    DonN

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate twice this weekend. Great food, ambiance, and service.
  21. o

    odat80

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    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.
  23. DK

    DavidK

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  24. I

    Iwatchtoomuchfoodnetwork

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  25. MA

    MARSHAR

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  26. BD

    BDAV

    New England

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall very good.
  27. NS

    NaomiS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time - lamb meatballs were especially memorable, and the paella was excellent. Service was great. Bathrooms could use attention, though.
  28. CH

    CharlesH

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average place Nice for student party but not for foodies
  29. M

    Mango

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dining experience! Neighborhood is charming, food is nice, great place for date/ special occasions!
  30. DE

    DiabE

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors and food. Excellent quality and great service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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!
  32. P

    Pablo

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    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.
  33. j

    jujuk

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  34. SG

    ShachieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! I love coming here. The food is always exquisite and the service is fantastic.
  35. M

    Mangiobene

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  36. V

    Vvvv

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Waiter forgot a couple of things. Pleasant fellow but not efficient. Place was LOUD!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    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.
  38. BB

    BackBayDiner

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sangria and awesome food! A Back Bay classic.
  39. FF

    FranklinFamily

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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!
  40. SL

    StuartL

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went before a Fenway concert. Exactly one mile walk to park so that's a plus. Great selection of tapas. Loved the salted artichokes.

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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfield

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.<br />

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Brunson

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 267-4799

  • Catering

    We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799 <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Tapeo Restaurant is capable of hosting and planning your engagement. Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, celebrating your birthday or planning your companies’ next function, our management and staff will make sure every detail is accounted for. - Wedding Dinners, Bachelorette Parties - Birthday Parties and Business Functions - Can accommodate groups 10-250 - Sit down, buffet and cocktail parties. - Vegetarian menus available.

  • Private party contact

    Mariel Castro: (617) 267-4799

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