Taberna de Haro

4.7
1119 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1119 people are saying
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NicholasE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant for a romantic evening in Brookline -- bar none.

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RaeM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas, wine and staff. Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and authentic Spanish tapas and food experience!!!!
Would go everyday!!

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IsabelS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, extensive wine list, and a great place for a date night or celebration.

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vipChef
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful to be able to eat under a heater on the patio

mackerel was excellent

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vipWinemanboston
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual- the BEST SPANISH WINE LIST in Boston and possibly New England. Food was fantastic and our server- Gabriella was on point, engaging and hospitable despite a very busy evening with little help. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Way overpriced for tapas. Cheese plate was $16 and they were just little slices. Nice that they had a guitar player though.

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KyleT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers were not very attentive. Food was delicious. Loud atmosphere especially with the guitar player

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vipSandraM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Spanish restaurant is the real deal…

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vipTriplemom
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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SandraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - feels like I am in Spain!

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Jeff
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been looking forward to visiting for a long time. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the wine list was impressive. Everyone we interacted with was gracious and knowledgeable. This was a real treat!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. I’ll recommend it many times.

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oysterlover
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas, creative cocktails, and an innovative menu. A neighborhood gem!

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JoanH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

They were really understaffed, so service wasn’t very good (thou not server’s fault).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice evening; tasty food and good wine and beer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipNotsofussy
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening. Sat at the bar; the bartender was quite helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The paella is the best I have ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was decent, service was absolutely horrible. Waited 30 minutes for something to drink. Waitress never checked back in one time during the meal, just brought the bill about 75 minutes after we ordered. I will not return.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on October 26, 2021

Dear Madame or Sir, I am terribly sorry you experienced bad service in my restaurant. We are struggling with a short-staffed situation, and clearly you suffered the consequences of this. I apologize profusely. Sincerely, Deborah Hansen, chef-Owner-Sommelier

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vipjacques
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, warm, authentically Spanish restaurant. Good prices. Wish only that all diners at the table got their food at the same time!

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vipJudyE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this neighborhood place. It's always busy- for good reason... great food, nice patio outdoors and lovely staff. While many restaurants are struggling to keep their service standards up in the face of hiring difficulties, TdeH really delivered. Will keep going back here!

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David
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was awe-sum - shrimp, clams, pork skewers, meatballs, vanilla custard. Server Nicholas was attentive, funny, and made great wine suggestions for us. Outdoor atmosphere was busy but loose, super fun. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an exceptional dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Taberna de Haro! There was an acoustic guitarist in the restaurant which created a festive ambiance. We loved our dishes as well, with emphasis on the paella special. Their wine list was very extensive and the staff was very helpful in suggesting a wine that fit our tastes and price range. I will keep this on my list of special occasion restaurants!

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vipLLL17
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great small plates, friendly neighborhood restaurant, great atmosphere.

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vipWinemanboston
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not a great service experience and shame service doesn't match the amazing wine program and menu.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on October 14, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our authentic Spanish cuisine and extensive list of Spanish wines, and I'm truly sorry you had an unsatisfactory service experience. I am the proprietor, and I am working extremely hard to hire new servers to sufficiently staff my restaurant. I'm sure you've seen the Help Wanted signs in the windows around Boston - we are all desperate to hire. Last year's crisis meant that our largest pool of applicants, the students, were absent from the Boston market. Another large and important source of applicants is the immigrant population that Boston normally welcomes with open arms, and they, too, have been missing from our population. The hiring crisis is real. The experience for you, our esteemed guest, is not what I ever designed. Servers should have a section of 5 or 6 tables on a given night. If I only have 4 servers to work, they each have 10 tables. I try and make up for this by assisting them in clearing tables, delivering food, serving wine, etc., but I am not always able to be everywhere. Servers have never worked harder - and have never been under closer scrutiny as diners are so eager to dine out and be served, understandably. The good news is the students are back and settled in to their new schedules, and I have hired 4 new employees to fill in the gaps, and give my hardworking, stretched-too-thin summer staff the relief they so deserve while also aiming to give my guests the service they are entitled to. (On several nights we closed off entire sections of tables so as to limit the number of guests and not overtax the staff, but sometimes on a Monday or Tuesday the numbers would unexpectedly creep up on us and we'd find ourselves in a bit of a jam. Meaning, we are prepared to be busy on the weekends and plan to limit, but may not think to do this on a Tuesday, when you came). Again, my sincerest apologies for the service lapses the other night. I hope you will give us another try in a few weeks when we are fully staffed and trained, for the first time in 18 months. I wish you well and hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Deborah Hansen Chef-Owner-Sommelier

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LawrenceF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, food only so so.

Great for drinks

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Luath
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The closest one can get to Spain and still be in Brookline. An excellent selection of sherries starts every meal off right.

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MarkR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a fabulous wine list!

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IanF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was amazing our server came at the perfect times very attentive staff. The menu was interesting and ever changing. The owner of the restaurant introduced herself to us very nicely although it was a busy night. Perfect place to celebrate or even eat casually. The drinks were amazing and it fits all settings. Highly recommend.

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DarleneF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! The service was amazing, and the drinks wow! One of my new favorite places to eat. Lots of space inside and out! I found a parking spot right in front.
WIN WIN WIN. A must repeat soon.

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vipCharlie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, somewhat distanced from the street.

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Brock
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy everytime I got to taberna de haro! They have a great drink and tapa selection and the service is always good. My personal favorites are the black squid ink paella and the lamb chops.

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DaveJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, it has a special place in our hearts.

We tend to choose this spot for all our celebrations.
Make sure you get Thomas to go through the wine list for you.....

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CANIII
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was excellent and the food (the special Mackerel in particular) was superb. we sat outside and the heaters were only moderately helpful but it is hard to heat such a large area

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HollyC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many fancier Spanish restaurants in Boston, but I've been going here for years and it's still my favorite of them all. The wine and sherry offerings are exquisite, the atmosphere is very much in keeping with a friendly Spanish neighborhood tapas place, the food is reliably great, and the staff is wonderful.

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is fun to have so many wonderful small plates to choose from. We always get our favorites first—goat cheese on thick bread, calamari, spinach and fava beans, tortilla—then explore the rest of the offerings.

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BillS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and had a great experience. The food and service were on point! The wine recommendations from our server were also perfect. We had a new sherry-based cocktail concocted by their bartender which was delicious - she even came out to deliver and explain it to us! Can't wait to come back!

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vipREK1
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Taberna de Haro. The wine was excellent and the waitress helped us pick the perfect one. We ordered five tapas dishes; all were excellent though our favorite was the calimari. We were almost too full for dessert but got the poached pear in wine which was amazing. Best of all, I enjoyed sitting under the sturdy canvas canopies outdoors while torrential rain was pouring all around us but not touching u., A very romantic experience.

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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 4.7 stars by 1119 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.