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Permanently Closed - Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

1315 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dining Room & Patio Hours:
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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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We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799

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Cross street
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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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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 @ for details and pricing

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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!

MattC (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

vipccurran (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Ishanya (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waitress was phenomenal! Very honest and so sweet.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipElizabeth (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious fun!

vipJessie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipHappyDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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).

Partygirl4life (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

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

vipJonathan (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Very pleasant people lousy food

ccdesigns1 (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipHector (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

NHVeg (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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.

DonN (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Sherri (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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.

MarkSk (London)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipIwatchtoomuchfoodnetwork (New England)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  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.

BDAV (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Overall very good.

NaomiS (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipCharlesH (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Average place
Nice for student party but not for foodies

Mango (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

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