Taberna de Haro

4.6
1103 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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
30 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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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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JCBoston
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time here, and the food was just as delicious as described in many reviews, particularly the spiced pork kebabs. The wait staff was uniformly gracious even though it was a busy evening, and were all wearing masks, even in the outdoor seating area.

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vipRicGj
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing but man they were slow. Kept having to ask for water and flag down the waitress for water or drinks.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hello:) Thank you for dining with us and for complimenting our authentic Spanish food. I am SO sorry you were made to wait for basics such as water and more bread. We are terribly short-staffed. I am doing my best to rectify this so that our level of service will be back up to the standard that makes my guests happy. I hope you can understand and will give us another try.

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Claudette
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a frequent spot for us. The food is outstanding. The ambience whether you are indoors or outdoors on the patio is lovely. The wait staff attentive, even during the busy times, and the choice of wine, sherry, and bar mixers is extensive.
The perfect spot for meeting friends or having a lovely romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. I’ll go back again.

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TimG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and wine were delicious and the outdoor patio dining was very successful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! A gem of a place in Brookline!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! My ohio family liked the Spanish experience

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ValL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal out on their patio. The good was superb, as always, and the staff were really on top of everything. It was a lovely dinner,

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mlmart
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice relaxing atmosphere with fabulous food... and a wine list that has over 300 types of wine (a bit daunting, but they have a page of current recommendations). Their TAPAS is to die for.

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LM00
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite, always a joy for dinner.

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Moggy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a main meal but also great for a snack of any size or sharing. Lots of options for vegetarians as well as some for the most adventurous meat eaters. Lovely choice of sherries, wines and cocktails. Highly recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends.

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FoodyJudy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

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DorothyG
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas with wonderful service. We couldn’t eat outside because of the rain, but they accommodated us with a table by the open window - perfect!

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely manager and staff the night we went that made us feel welcomed and excited to be there! Lovely outdoor seating - even though the chairs were a little un-comfy the lighting and outdoor ambiance was lovely. Very large and robust drink menu. There were also interesting menu items that were a treat to try in the Boston area. Also, it may seem trivial, but the bread was outstanding.

Overall would recommend and like to go back to try more menu items

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HenrietteS
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in all of Boston. It's so authencially Spanish and the cocktails are great - not least the sherry cocktails. The service is always friendly and personal - and to sit outside on a summer evening is just the best. I really love this place.

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Chris
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the knowledgeable server to the excellent food. Lively atmosphere, the wine list is amazing although a bit overwhelming!

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Brookline
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was wonderful. Food excellent as always. Super-knowledgeable and helpful server.

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PE11
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, great servers and a terrific owner.

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Foodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taberna de Haro is one of our favorite spots. Cozy and intimate with great food and a killer wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic tapas! The food is superb and the ambiance can’t be beat!

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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 1103 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.