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Permanently Closed - Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.7
1315 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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

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Phone number
(617) 267-4799
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Brunson
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Catering
We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairfield
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Parking details
Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.
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Public transit
We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)
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Entertainment
Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.
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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

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waitress was phenomenal! Very honest and so sweet.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious fun!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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).

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very pleasant people lousy food

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 6, 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!

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2.0Dined on November 5, 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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4.0Dined on November 5, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Overall very good.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Average place
Nice for student party but not for foodies

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing flavors and food. Excellent quality and great service.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Great Sangria and awesome food! A Back Bay classic.

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4.0Dined 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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