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Taberna de Haro

558 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 277-8272
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Deborah Hansen
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Cross street
St. Mary's
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Parking details
Plenty of on-street parking, most of it metered.
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Public transit
St. Mary's T stop, Green Line, C train
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Live Spanish guitar music by James Jewell on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 558 People Are Saying
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vipScipioX (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The cuisine was superb, as always. The service was generally very helpful and attentive. The table placement is a bit cramped and the noise level is moderate--good for normal conversation, but not an intimate tete-a-tete.

vipgfishmd (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines is a high bar - Taberna soared over it!

I am late to the party with Taberna. (Post-visit, all my friends said "oh, yeah, great place"). And ok, so I was also late booking a place for "VD" - I booked on Sunday with VD on Weds. Thank god for Open Table and its recommendations. I kept scrolling until this one hit me. I presumed because it was Spanish and in a mostly residential area that it would be cozy. BINGO!

The only drawback was that on reserving, it said it had only "outdoor, high table, and bar" seating left. OK, I selected bar. Good news: it was "chef's table" view of the kitchen. Bad news: the hostess actually told me she had a good number of cancellations and subsequent bookings, so it would have been nice to have been bumped to a table at some point.

None-the-less, the food was awesome. We only had 3 plates.
* The Gambas al ajillo - which I could eat FOREVER! (slightly over cooked but DELICIOUS!!)
* The Berengena con mató - yum, with a honey reduction
* The Chuletas de cordero - need I say anything?
And to wash it down and set the mood, a really nice Amontillado

All in all, success!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very bland. Sommelier asked us about the wine she brought instead of informing us.. very odd.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb food, reasonably priced wines

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

It was a brilliant night of wine, food, and catching up.
Very easy to find and welcoming.
The wine list is worth looking through, and has beautiful descriptions of the many locations.
Nice seeing some white wines with bottle age, which is a real treat.
My favorite tapas was the duck, but they were all super.
I'd certainly go again.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice little restaurant. However, understaffed. Our server was very friendly. But we had to wait for almost an hour to get our main courses. Also, had to wait another 20 min or so to get our bill. The servers were hustling. Just too many people for the staff. I had the steak special. I found it too chewy. Certainly not prime. Maybe not choice.
Squid was excellent - especially the sauce. Wife loved her ribero del Duero (sp). Duck was fair.

Autrice (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

It was a cold evening. We’d had a long day, and we wanted somewhere cozy to
have a nice meal. Taberna was perfect! I felt as though I were in Spain. Excellent 3 pepper lamb and grilled eggplant, garlic fries with vinegar. I wasn’t drinking anything alcoholic, so I can’t wait to get back and sample the fantastic wine list. Chef ownerDeborah Hansen even stopped by to greet us.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

While on a short visit to Boston, I found Taberna de Haro nearby. I was delighted when I came through the door. The spaces are warm and inviting, and the glow from the brick oven hinted at a good meal to come. They have a great selection of sherry by the glass, and their wine list is deep with countless gems from Spain. Their tapas are authentic, and ingredients were fresh and flavorful. They offer a “cookbook special “, a dish or two being trialed for their cookbook project. I chose that, which was a slow braised pork shoulder with mustard greens, butter beans and chorizo, served with warm broth on the side. It was exquisite, and left me pleasantly stuffed. Highly recommend!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food, attentive and friendly staff. We had a great time.

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

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

foodexplorer (New England)
5.0  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.

vipSewbusy17 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

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

Martha (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 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.

vipCfw1 (New England)
2.0  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?