Best Spanish Restaurant in Boston

2015 Best Spanish Restaurant

Toro

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…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 still as solid as ever….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 marmalade (pictured). It’s precisely this…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. After a few sugared churros…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 shine; the wine-braised short ribs…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 one that’s empty by 11…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 form. The bistec de faldilla…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 genius with more authentic fare,…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 in Barcelona. The tapas are…Read More

2005 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dal

Somerville

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 pincho de tortilla. That’s why…Read More

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 as they are with trinkets,…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 and authentic food. That means…Read More

2000 Best Spanish Restaurant

Tasca

Boston

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…Read More

1998 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dall Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Somerville

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…Read More

1997 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dali

Somerville

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,…Read More

1990 Best Spanish Restaurant

Dali

Somerville

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