Taberna de Haro

4.6
1056 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1056 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rachnab
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Also good vegetarian options on the menu.

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AmbC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have missed dining at Taberna and was happy to be able to dine on their patio recently. The food was good in general. We had the tortilla, garlic shrimps (very tasty), clams, eggplant with honey (always a favorite), goat cheese toast, spinach and, of course, the croquettes. We ordered the spinach without the pine nuts due to our son’s nuts allergy. When it arrived at our table, the waiter repeated that it was spinach without the pine nuts. My son was about to start eating it. But, I noticed that there were a few nuts mixed in with the spinach. I ate one and confirmed that it was a pine nut. A new order had to be made to be nuts allergy safe. I knocked off a star because of that carelessness. It’s still one of our go to tapas restaurants in the neighborhood. Just need to be careful.

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SB49
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Using OPEN Table Reservation was Very helpful, The staff was very Cordial and Pleasant, The Restraunt was noisy ( Maybe because I was wearing My New Hearing aid, which was set at high), Menu was extensive, the Wine list was also Good and I like the Wine I Chose( My favorite, Region in Spain "Ribera del Douro", I loved the Appetizers, but was disappointed with the Main Course the Paella, It was advertised a Sea food Paella and had only two kind of sea food, and it was supposed to have Saffron, but I could not see the Saffron threads nor smell it, nor could see the Saffron color, since I use Saffron a lot in My Indian cooking, so I am well aware of that spice, Plus I could not detect the flavor of the Sea food stock, used to cook the rice, and the Garlic Shrimp was slightly overcooked, and lacked the flavor, as when I make Garlic Shrimp, I make it with good quality Olive oil, Sherry, Chilly flakes, and fresh Garlic. I short it lacked the main ingredients, to make it an exceptional dish. So In short I was disappointed with the food, as I love to cook Spanish foods, So I would say that I am picking on Technicality, but for other patrons, who are having Spanish Casein for the first time it would be great, but they certainly have room for improvement.

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Annelise
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The outdoor patio is awesome, especially when they turn the lights on!

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CharlieR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food, well prepared. Fried haddock and calamari were light and crisp. Anchovies and olives were delish. Andrea was friendly and knowledgeable.

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JoannK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine. Excellent service. Lucky to have it in the neighborhood.

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vipSher
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love place to eat outside. Great wines, delicious unusual food

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vipStuart
New England
50 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and service flawless.
We look forward to coming back soon ... been there twice in past 8 days.

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ShelleyN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places and definitely the BEST TAPAS in town. Deborah always recommends great wines and we love the feel of the place and the great wait staff.

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BeccaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were a little worried eating here as vegetarians, but they had several options that were thoughtfully prepared. Seasonal special, stuffed squash flowers, were definitely a highlight. Also an impressive wine list. We'll return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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PAULAN
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

taberna is consistently terrific. with delicious food!

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BrookFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and Wonderful Wine. I highly recommend.

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LizM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always have a great meal and a good time at Taberna!

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Alena
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our time although there was an 1.5hr limit for each reservation. Food was excellent and hostess was very hospitable.

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vipRobertoK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For close to two decades Taberna de Haro has been the prime destination for traditional Spanish tapas and the best selection of Spanish wines. The place just keeps getting better. Service was great, ambience super friendly, and outside is the place to dine in warm weather. There is some innovation in some of the tapas, great to explore these unexpected changes.

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BlueAfternoons
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A Tapas restaurant with no sangria? Small plates are much smaller than pre pandemic. I love this place but I’m disappointed

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vipGeorgeK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

20 minutes passed before a server appeared. Genuine efforts were made to make up for that gaff. Seating was uncomfortable, food was mediocre (with the exception of the fried calamari) compared to Barcelona. It was busy and other people seemed content, so I suspect that I’m expressing a minority opinion.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on July 22, 2021

I'm so sorry you had to wait 20 minutes for your server to get to you. This is definitely too long, even on a busy, beautiful night. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts we made to compensate for our 'gaff.' We aim to attend to each new table within 2 minutes, but once in a while those busy moments require more hands than we mere mortal humans have! Again, my apologies for the wait. Our authentic Spanish cuisine has been popular since 1998 in this chef-owner-operated business , and we use excellent ingredients as well as real Spanish recipes. I'm sorry it was not exactly to your liking.

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vipKatie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and food to hang out with friends! The environment is very cozy.

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LisaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my son’s birthday. Love this place! The food and the people (especially Peter) are great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a quaint Spanish restaurant with fantastic wine list… not much can be said other than fantastic experience

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brymel
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Every item was delicious. Fun, festive atmosphere. Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable service. What more can you ask for?

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vipJamesH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taberna de Haró is one of the great hidden gems of Boston. It must have one of the best if not the best wine list for Spanish wines and sherries on the east coast.

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vipbostonflyboy
New England
99 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally was able to Taberna de Haro! Creative tapas dishes. Had the saffron-salted cod balls and the sweetbreads. My two table mates each had a different squid in its own ink dishes, which allowed us to compare them. Both were great, especially the paella-pan cooked version. There are few Spanish restaurants in town. I can think of Dali in Cambridge and the Barcelona restaurants. Taberna is he real deal, not serving the yuppified versions at the B restaurants. It's been too long since I was at Dali to make a comparison. Will definately be back to Taberna as our prelude to spending two months in Spain next year.

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trevors
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!!! It is by far the most authentic Spanish experience in Boston. 10/10 would recommend.

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AndriaW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Aside from the mind-melting heat and stiff air - no fans, a paltry air conditioning system that could not keep up with the staff going in an out of two doors all night long. Service was ridiculously slow, two people, one drink (which took 40 minutes and 4 requests to receive) a few dished and no dessert, and we were there for an hour and 40 minutes. To top it all off, the automatic 20% gratuity was an insult. 20% is my standard and yet I was insulted that I was forced to pay it. Finally, the menu was dramatically reduced from prior experiences thus reducing the appeal of the restaurant offerings. I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience2

The only very bad experience I had was at the end when they automatically added 20% to the bill. I always tip 20% and more depends on the service. I don’t think they deserved the 20% because since the beginning they didn’t have the beer I want ( it was humid, I really wanted my beer) besides that, service was average. When I asked one of the servers that I didn’t want to tip 20% she told me I have to speak with a manager, at the end I do not know who was the manager , because 2 or 3 people came to the table . At the end a “ kind of young girl with the worst attitude ever” told me that the 20% is to share with kitchen, all the staff in the restaurant which I disagree since most of kitchen people earn at least $15 per hour and the waitress $3 per hour. She just told me that if I do not like, do not come back! I was just in shock! I was making an statement, I told them, well, I am going to tip only $15%, at the end when I saw my bank statement they did not charge any “ tip” which is bad , because at the end the waitress ended up with CERO tip .

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KathleenP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic. Portions were miniscule (and expensive). The AC was out, so indoors was stuffy and hot. Outdoors was better than indoors, but it was a very hot night.
The food was very good. Bread seems like an obvious accompaniment to the cheese board. Drinks were very good. The fresh strawberry dessert was refreshing and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every plate was very well prepared. Highly recommend the paella, croquettes, albondigas, zetas, combination dish and for dessert the natilla. White wines were also excellent. Service was relaxed and efficient. Overall a wonderful night.

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hallie
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very quick and absolutely delicious. Strongly recommend ordering the paella as soon as you get there so it has time to cook while you enjoy some small plates. Paella seems like a 2-portion dish, we split it between 3 people and ordered 3 side dishes and 2 desserts. Definitely will be back!

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vipBrackettD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place with excellent and creative food, a great Spanish wine list and superb service. We ate a variety of Tapas and enjoyed them all.

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SteveW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a repeat customer here, in part because the staff is always so welcoming. The food is never less than good and often is excellent. I've never been anything less than delighted with grilled seafood (scallops, shrimp) when I find it on the menu, which does change in response to seasons and market availability. I don't typically care for live music at a restaurant—I want to be able to talk to my dinner companions—but we all loved the live flamenco guitarist on a Tuesday night. I also feel strongly about supporting independent, neighborhood restaurants, particularly this one, which took extra steps to support its kitchen staff during the pandemic.

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vipRachelF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place- so cute, so relaxed, great patio, great food

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EdVV
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Air conditioning inside not functioning, no warning despite having a reservation.
Seated in the open kitchen room, like being in the sauna.
Food is decent, but portions are tiny for the prices charged.
DO NOT SIT INSIDE during summer

Taberna de Haro
Responded on June 25, 2021

I'm truly sorry about the heat that day. Like most businesses, my restaurant is feeling the burn of supply chain issues and labor shortages. My annual AC maintenance usually takes place in May and this year it can't be done until July. It works, but not well on 90º days. I'm also sorry you found our tapas to be expensive. Food costs are higher than ever, and I have had to raise prices for the first time in years (or not take a salary, which I did for most of 2020).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Disappointing service and mediocre food. Staff moves at a snails pace and doesn’t really care. This is not worth a second trip unless they get their act in gear....

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Micheleg
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great, authentic tapas, warm service. The papa too is charming.

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MarcF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, many Spanish tapas and wonderful wines.

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FoodyJudy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So happy to return to my favorite restaurant... dinner was just outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not made with care …Drinks were awful

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MerrillS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, presentation, wine list, service, they're all excellent. I enjoy having a kitchen open to the dining area. The only thing I'd wish they'd do would be to install acoustic tiles on the ceiling to tamp down the noise level somewhat, as it's a bit difficult to carry on a relaxed conversation when the kitchen is going full tilt.

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You can order delivery directly from Taberna de Haro using the Order Online button. Taberna de Haro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-8272.

Taberna de Haro is rated 4.6 stars by 1056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.