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About Taberna de Haro

Taberna de Haro serves the authentic cuisine of Spain, including tapas, entrees, sherry, and over 300 Spanish wines. The hospitality is warm and the food has integrity! Whether you choose a leisurely dinner with our famous roasted free-range chicken or a quick dish of spicy garlic shrimp at our bar, Straight Law Bar (a Gin & Sherry bar named Best of Boston for cocktails in 2015), your senses will be gratified. Our open kitchen sends out seductive aromas of braised lamb, grilled fish, sautéed artichokes and griddled mushrooms - you will be transported to Spain! The Iberian ham is cut to order, the black paella is sultry, the eggs are free-range, the French fries are hand-cut, the octopus is perfectly cooked, and the anchovies are plump, and the exquisite, imported olive oil is downright drinkable. The wine list offers Spain"s most intriguing wines, and has won awards from The Wine Spectator, The World of Fine Wines, and The Wine Enthusiast as well as local awards.

999 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
St. Mary's

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 277-8272

Website:
http://www.tabernaboston.com/

Entertainment:
Live Spanish guitar music by James Jewell on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on-street parking, most of it metered.

Public Transit:
St. Mary's T stop, Green Line, C train

Executive Chef:
Deborah Hansen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taberna de Haro Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding wine selection. Great food flavors and variety. Excellent service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was our second visit, and we enjoyed it just as much. With four people, it was easy to order a nice variety of tapas to sample. There seemed to be attention to the order in which dishes were served - for instance, our grilled eggplant with honey came last, giving us a dessert-like finish. We can't wait to try it in yet another season.

Tags: Spicy, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

What a wonderful find for a taste of Spain right in Brookline! An extensive and refined selection of sherry and Spanish wines. Our paella was cooked to perfection with succulent fish and seasoned perfectly. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Restaurant with a different cuisine. Very few places with this menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Friendly, local, homey tapas bar/restaurant. The ingredients are fresh and dishes both authentic and creative, brought by attentive servers. Sadly no romesco currently on the menu but everything we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were disappointed by what looked to be a well-rated tapas place. Despite the thin crowd the waitress was hardly around, doing something in the kitchen for extensive periods. She did let us taste the wine beforehand, which was a nice gesture, but was mostly gone afterwards and didn't come back to check on us.
We ordered the cheese fritters on a salad. They tasted like they had been sitting around for a while: hardened and room temperature. The duck and turnip paella was okay, but would have been better without the turnips. No crust on the bottom, but that is typical for American restaurants. The artichoke tapas was very good, the only dish we really enjoyed (and only one we finished). The other dish was the coca. Meh. Why try to change something when the original is so good?

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and wine were great. We got the hanger steak, potatoes, croquettes, garlic shrimp and some things that I'm not remembering. Croquettes and hanger steak were the most memorable and delicious. We ate most everything and enjoyed it. It was disappointing that we were charged $4 after asking for butter for our bread and being told they could bring olive oil. Also we were charged for each diet soda "refill" (also $4 each) and probably no more than 8 ounces. In both cases they did not mention we'd be charged. We did ask about the soda and they took two of the three off the bill after we asked to talk to the manager. We did not ask about the olive oil but I wish now that we had.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had asked for a standard table when we made our rreservation but they did not have one available when we arrived. We sat at the bar for while but when we were told that it would e 20-30 minutes to get a standard table, but the host did not really check. As soon as we sat down at the high table we could see a couple at a standard table putting on their coats. We moved. The service continued to be poor culminating in their leaving 4 glasses of wine off our bio. We reported tha of course and they fixed it but it encapsulatesd the device. The food was good but not great. Robsbly wont go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The bar is the place to be. Bartenders are great and very Sherry-savvy

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We ate at the bar on a Wednesday night. Food standouts from our meal we're the oxtail, goat cheese toast, and mushrooms with fried duck egg. Staff was friendly and helpful, without being invasive. We never felt rushed during our dining experience. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had dinner before ballet. The paella was the best. They have a special each day and ours was a seafood one.

Very nice restaurant with tables nicely spaced. Our reservation was at 5 pm when the opened, but by 5:30 the place was packed.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I enjoyed some great tapas with my daughter. I go to this place often since they have an outstanding wine list, and the tapas is one of the best in Boston.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The most amazing wine list in Boston — and all from Spain.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The whole experience here was wonderful, felt like a warm and wonderful dinner in Spain! Service and food were great, we got a number of tapas and each one was yummy. Food was delivered quickly and waitress was helpful and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Overall great food and a great neighborhood find. Real winners were the olives and salads and chorizo. The sardines and stuffed squash blossoms were ok, but portioned so small to almost not even be a tapa, but little more than a bite

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious food. Terrible service.
Server did not seem to understand English, or was just poorly trained. That spoiled the evening.
Ordered three tapas - got two. Finally got the third later after repeated requests.
Ordered four glasses of wine; received three. Never did get the fourth even after repeated requests.
Food came at random intervals and no one was served when someone else was.
Never Again !!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was excellent, although the service was terrible. We waited almost 30 min before a waiter came to ask our table, we had to ask for plates and utensils, bread. It was not terribly crowded so there was no reason to not be attentive to us. I have never had such an experience at this restaurant I am assuming it was an off night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a lovely evening outdoors --- eating delicious food and chatting. We would do it again.
We will do it again soon.

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Delicious food, as always. Deborah's wine offerings and suggestions are a reason to go, even if the food were not also terrific. Sitting outside watching the people walking, driving, and biking along Beacon Street is another treat.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great. So many interesting choices. I will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

What a treat to find such a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Great food, I especially loved the sweetbreads and squash blossoms. They also have a world class wine list full of great values.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

we left because service was terrible. no one came to our table. heard great things and was excited to try but wouldn't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wow!! While we vaguely knew what tapas were, we had never eaten any before. We could not have picked a better place for our first experience. Our server was supremely patient in explaining & answering our many questions, and also made recommendations for certain dishes and an appropriate wine. The variety was wonderful, and the food was superb. I would love to go back with a group next time, so we could sample even more!

We chose indoor seating because the temperature was cool, but the outdoor seating looked like a lot of fun and we would definitely try it sometime.

I was a little worried about finding parking, but there was a metered spot just a block away. (There was no game at Fenway that night; I don't know if that makes a difference.)

Caution for hearty eaters: it could get expensive if you chose too many dishes - but the menu is online and you can see the offerings and the prices ahead of time to help you plan.

We had a great time & definitely want to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fresh, delicious and vibrant food! Taberna de Haro never disappoints.
They make garlic a sacrament.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Taberna is usually very good, sometimes great, and pretty reliable in recent years. The wine and sherry iist is the best in Boston for Spanish wine and the food pretty authentic. One little quirk that bugs me is not supplying a portion of olive oil if requested - it is on the menu for $4! Frankly, you usually don't need it because so many of the tapas are cooked in olive oil that you can soak your bread (which I should eat less of anyway) in that oil. But when almost every Mediterranean restaurant in the US will put olive oil on the table - especially if asked - this seems a little cheap. I doubt they sell enough portions to make up for the negative impact of being told you have to buy it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This was the first time I visited Taberna de Haro with a group, and that is the way to do it! It has a great, neighborhood vibe and it's fun to order a bunch of small plates and share. Excellent bread, excellent variety of fish/meat/veggie options, excellent everything really.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The meal was very special. Everything we tried was great. Nice cocktails, great wine list. The staff were friendly, great, and also unobtrusive at the appropriate moments. Very much recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Awesome as always. Brought friends from Belmont and the quote of the night was: " I would drive here for this food!"

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was my second time here and loved it even more! I was here pre-Red Sox game, which turned out to be perfect. The sangria can't be beat. We ordered 5 tapas. Just the right amount for 2 people. Also highly recommend the lamb chops.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent menu, preparation, and presentation, as always. Service was friendly and helpful, but a bit slower than usual, maybe in part since we were outdoors.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice Boston neighborhood venue. Interesting menu of small plates. Nice view of Beacon st activities. Even the T can be good people watching from the outside seating. Food was good. Octopus plate was bland. The jamon plate was interesting and tasty. Tuna plate was outstanding. Goat cheese free plate was one of the best. The rabbit salad also quite nice. Worth trying if you're a Tapas fan as it did have a Spanish flair

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Greatest Spanish wine list in Boston!! The food is also delicious, just had the saffron cod balls and salty potatoes from the canarias, perfection!!

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Everything I was told, we sampled a series of appetizers that were exceptional while still having plenty of time to discuss our business. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Hot Spot, Fun, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We LOVE Taberna!! They always have room for you, amazing food and a truly a neighborhood treasure! We take all our friends here when they visit - it's a very special place!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have gone to Taberna numerous times over the years and enjoyed it. This was our first time back in a few years and unfortunately we were really disappointed. Prices seemed like they were way up. Very few tapas left on the menu. There was sand in our chard and maybe three pine nuts in the whole dish. The slices on our cheese plate were wafer thin. Service was slow and inattentive. The saving grace was the squid ink paella, which was fantastic, as always. We were sorry to have been let down after all these years.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a great time. We tried about 8 plates. We loved the wine as well. Service was perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I've recommended this restaurant in the past... and when I saw the Black Paella on the menu I made reservations to take my daughter there for her 25th birthday. I made the reservation, noted TWICE in the reservation that it was a Birthday and asked if they could put a candle in her dessert. Unfortunately, they had a very limited menu on sunday and so paella was not available and they apparently didn't read the reservation notes bc our flan came out with no candle :( I didn't say anything to them bc I didn't want her to be disappointed, but I was kinda let down. I thought they would be more attentive. The tapas were very good but not great. Sherry flight was fun. I would consider maybe going back another time for the black paella, but only bc I haven't seen it offered anywhere else in boston.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food preparation and quality is inconsistent. Overcooked and very dry herbed chicken and undercooked pork that lacked the same flavor on a previous visit. We were also warned that the chicken would take 20 minutes which was fine, but it actually took 50 minutes. We were pretty disappointed. The owner came by with a complimentary tapas due to the time delay which was a nice gesture, but we did not care for it. When I mentioned the dry chicken, she just blew us off. Too bad, I really want to like this place, but will dinning elsewhere for a while.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent, as always!--our favorite place for special events. Great food (don't miss the grilled eggplant with saffron honey), stunning wine list, excellent ambiance indoors *and* out (weather permitting). And the best dessert in Boston: three house-made dark chocolate truffles and three toasted baguette rounds; at your table, the chocolate is drizzled with good olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt, & dusted with cocoa powder. Yummmmm!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This restaurant is excellent! Fabulous shared plates and amazing wine list!!! I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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