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Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
617-661-3254
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Ranked #7 of 247 restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

These tapas are absolutely fantastic and are well worth having. We ordered around two tapas each (which was definitely enough food) and split them all between us. Every tapa which came out was absolutely wonderful and tasted incredibly fresh. I'd recommend getting a little bit of each type of food as it is all absolutely wonderful, and there wasn't a... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Without doubt some of the best tapas we have had. Nice atmosphere and great service. Quite expensive but worth it. Popular and with good reason. Highly recommended.

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Bowie, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our third visit to Dali -- it's one of our son's favorite places, and whenever we visit him in Somerville, we try to eat there. Primarily, it's a tapas restaurant, although they do have paella, as well as a whole fish dish that always intrigues me. Each time I eat there, I consider ordering the fish (it looks... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was expecting more. The food was totally average lacking the charming of real Spanish food. The paella was weak in taste. This is not even close to what you have in Spain. The Serrano jam was humid and funny taste. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had not been to Dali in many years, but the fact that it was still there means they have been doing something right. We visited Spain last year for the first time so felt like having some tapas and were pleasantly surprised that Dali came pretty close to the real Spanish. We had a very professional waiter who knew what... More

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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Dali ( and its sister restaurant Solea in Waltham) may be the best tapas anywhere. My wife and I have been to Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Sevilla, Valencia) at least a dozen times for 4-7 days and I would put these up against anything we had in Spain. There is a wide assortment of hot and cold tapas. Truly every... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We've been eating here at least once a year for 24 years. Once you pass through the doors you enter an intimate restaurant that could be in Spain. The food and service are excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came here again because a chinese friend of ours really wanted to come. Last time we found that the place was too noisy (impossible to hear the person across from you), not child friendly (they asked us to leave the crane outside and sit the baby on a chair......), very expensive and too crowded. In a word, not pleasant.... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

One of my all-time favorite restaurants. From the pitchers of sangria to the community canva flutes, you can't pass up on the best sets of small plates you'll have. Gotta order the garlicky shrimp (sizzling hot, we order two), duck, red sauce with goat cheese, pork tenderloin with blue cheese, lobster ravioli, or any of there other specials. Great for... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So, this is a place to experience. Outside, it's deceiving, but step inside, have some Sangria, then get seated out there beyond the friendly bar. It's like you have been transported to some small place in some other part of the world! I don't know how they did it, but it's like a Harry Potter tent! The place seems huge... More

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