Finding a good tapas bar isn’t always an easy task, but Boston and the surrounding areas have some incredible locations to sample small plates. The menus at these places are incredible and will have you returning time and time again to try each and every item. Below are the best tapas that you will find with some of the most mouth-watering options you could ever imagine. Try one or try them all — you will not be disappointed.
2 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108
Hands down, Yvonne’s is the best place to go in Boston if you’re looking for a super chic setting with delicious tapas. The spot is set up into two sections — a smaller bar area set in a library (you get your check inside a book) and another bar area where the main dining room is lined with tufted couches and chandeliers. The real talker here, however, is the food. The Hamachi Crudo will blow your mind and is easily one of the best things you’ll ever eat. Other favorites include the Buttermilk Hush Puppies, the Pork Belly “Sisig,” and the “Tico” Tuna Crudo.
Chances are, you will not be able to get a reservation here. Advice? Get there around 7:00 p.m. and try to find a spot at the bar.
Barcelona Wine Bar Brookline
1700 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Get whisked away to a place that blends urban and country living effortlessly. The sangria flows from pitchers (and it is really, really good) and is the perfect compliment to the delicious small plates offered at Barcelona Wine Bar. Some favorite dishes include the Patatas Bravas, the Hanger Steak, and the Chorizo & Fig. So. Much. Yum.
50 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
Located in Boston’s waterfront area, Committee may be new, but it is all the rage — and it was the place of the summer last year, which means 2016 will only be better. Serving up some delicious Mediterranean fare, the grape leaves and the grilled octopus are two menu favorites at this super trendy yet relaxed cocktail bar. The artichoke moussaka is made with caramelized onions, potato and three-cheese bechamel.
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Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Head to Cambridge to try some tapas at Alden & Harlow. The Salt Baked Farm potatoes with nettles, warm apple honey and smoked ricotta salata is a favorite. The roasted bone marrow, raw pumpkin salad and the crispy Berkshire pork belly are all worth a try, especially for the adventurous palate. It may not be your typical tapas fare, but that’s what makes this unique location so satisfying.
1704 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118
Try to go to Toro with a small group of people, as you will likely want to try everything on the menu! The small plates are perfect for sharing, but there are so many menu items that are simply irresistible. Must tries? The corn and the duck. You may not be able to fit it all in with one visit, but that’s the perfect excuse to keep on coming back.