Best of Boston

2000 BEST Spanish Restaurant

Tasca

Granted, a tapas joint run by a couple of Irishmen in Brighton might not seem like the most authentic Spanish restaurant in town. But one bite of Chef Brendan Gallagher’s creations will transport you straight to Andalusia. Great towers of food like the tortillitas de cangrejos y fabes (black bean crabcakes with fresh tomato and cilantro salsa) and timbale de verduras (roasted eggplant, zucchini, and red pepper topped with garbanzo pesto) will convert even the staunchest skeptic. Great atmosphere, great crowd.

1612 Commonwealth Avenue Boston 617-730-8002 tascarestaurant.com