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Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Portuguese
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415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
617-661-3254
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very unusual Spanish tapas restaurant

While it was very busy and crowded and NOISY, the food and excellent service made for a most unusual dinner. The table were really close together but it was a Saturday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Phil S
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stamford, CT
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lynn, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The heavy wood front door with brass lion knocker sets the tone for a fantastic, colorful and rich environment without being snobby. The smiley and robust waiter had fantastic charisma that made me feel at ease. My husband had booked a cozy and romantic corner table for us that had beautiful tiles adorning the table top,above us hung a jeweled... More 

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stamford, CT
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

While it was very busy and crowded and NOISY, the food and excellent service made for a most unusual dinner. The table were really close together but it was a Saturday night.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I think it is a little pricey…but that could just be me. I like the food. Special orders are no problem.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

If money were no object I'd gorge here every night, unfortunately that's not the case. Tapas was great and we kept ordering more as the night went on, adding the bottle of red made the bill pretty high but we'll definitely go again in future. Good selection of meat options for me and veggie options for the wife. Overall great... More 

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Washington, DC
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had a wonderful meal and great service from Julio sitting at the bar. The food was simply amazing. We had 7 different tapas, focaccia bread, and two desserts and everything was excellent. Perfectly cooked, lovely contrasts, and great sauces. Try the vegetable empanadas, bacon wrapped prunes, potatoes, duck, baby lamb, chorizo, and the fried broccoli and cauliflower. We finished with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A very fine meal. We used to frequent Dali about 10 years ago, and the food is still unusual and tasty. The tapas are authentic and the options are extensive. You could easily find something, even if you have certain limitations such as avoiding meat, etc. Plus, the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. The servers are personable and warm. It... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just got back from Seville Spain and I felt like I returned again in the atmosphere of Dali Restaurant. Built with love by the owners, read their story, you can feel the happiness of the customers who sip on Sangria and share tapas. Great service and affordable. Charming experience.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Woah. My husband and I went to Spain for our honeymoon- this place was honeymoon round 2! Amazing selection of Spanish and Andalusian tapas, delicious sangria, fantastic waitstaff. You have to try the pan con tomate and the pimientos de padron (roulette peppers- watch out, one might be spicy!)

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Following a recommendation from friends we were guests at Dali in June. After solving the problems with parking the car (the parking space beside the Dali is owned by another store/location and even it was almost empty watched by the police for "fraud parking" - and the parking on the street is not easy in this area) the welcome was... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love this place. The ONLY reason for four stars instead of five is price. I have never had a bad meal here, even items I thought I did not like. They need a loyalty program so I can try more dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-661-3254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?