Best of Boston

Best Spanish Restaurant

2017 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
We already knew Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette could crank up the volume to 11 on outside-the-box tapas like foie gras a la plancha with […] read more»
2016 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
It’s half past five, and Toro is already at capacity: the dining room rollicking, the bar stools long since staked out. Mind you, few restaurants […] read more»
2014 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s beloved South End tapas joint may now have a gigantic sister spot in (gasp!) Manhattan, but the tiny original is […] read more»
2013 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
Here, crusty pan con tomate and aioli-smothered tortilla española mingle with refreshingly less-traditional small plates such as roasted bone marrow with radish-citrus salad and oxtail […] read more»
2012 Best Spanish Restaurant

Tres Gatos

Jamaica Plain
At this tapas-bar-within-a-bookshop, the garlicky gambas all i pebre, fat wedges of creamy tortilla española, and chorizo-enhanced albondigas are all outstanding versions of the classics. […] read more»
2011 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
Even diners who prefer their atmospheres serene are willing to brave the frenetic crowd here for one reason: the food. Simple tapas like tortilla espanola […] read more»
2009 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
A place needs more than good sangria and jamn to qualify as a genuine tapas joint: It must also be a lively gathering spot, not […] read more»
2008 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
Tweaking tradition here and there (as anyone who’s had the hamburguesas de Kobe can attest), Ken Oringer’s tapas joint is nonetheless an exemplar of the […] read more»
2007 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
Although the distinctly un-Spanish corn on the cob is one of the most popular orders at this glamorous shrine to tapas, Toro shows its true […] read more»
2006 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston
The hype, for once, is justified: Ken Oringer’s achingly trendy taberna not only outclasses its Boston competition, but would stand proud among the top eateries […] read more»
2005 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dal

Somerville
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2004 Best Spanish Restaurant

Tapéo Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Boston
Spanish culture is bar culture, and a Spaniard knows no greater delight than pushing up against a crowd, glass in hand, and shouting for a […] read more»
2003 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Somerville
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2002 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dal

Somerville
Put one foot in this tapas bar and (as its name foretells) suddenly you’ve stepped inside a surrealist painting. The walls bombard the senses, covered […] read more»
2001 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dal

Somerville
Everything about this dark Somerville caverna qualifies as an aphrodisiac: the richly colored, bordello-inspired décor, the hum of loud conversation, and, above all, the lusty […] read more»