Best of Boston

BEST Spanish Restaurant

2001 BEST Spanish Restaurant



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 and authentic food. That means tapas such as tender scallops in a silken saffron cream… read more»

2000 BEST Spanish Restaurant



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… read more»

1998 BEST Spanish Restaurant

Dall Restaurant & Tapas Bar


With its various Andalusian artifacts, scarlet walls, and mysterious clothesline of lingerie strung through the middle of the restaurant, Daft looks like a whorehouse from a Bunuel film. We like to make entrees of the tapas: particularly strong are the… read more»

1997 BEST Spanish Restaurant



The Pescado a la Sal (fresh fishbaked in coarse salt) is a masterpiece of Iberian cuisine, as is the Cordero Asado (sauteed leg of lamb marinated n sherry, lemon juice, and garlic). If the mood suits you, it’s every bit… read more»

1990 BEST Spanish Restaurant



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