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Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

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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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Not bad at all.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
MarleneNroba
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The whole point of a tapas place is the small plates - these folks have some "entrees", but we haven't tried 'em, because, well, TAPAS. The menu has a lot of them, and some sound similar, and it's sort of tough to figure out what you're having, what it was you had last time that was so amazing, and how... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

authentic spanish foods and tapas, wonderful red and white fresh sangrias. like taking a trip to the mother country. tapas allow a group to sample many dishes, and the tapas here set a standard to which others might aspire to. highly recommended.

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Boston, Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was with a party of 10 celebrating a high school graduation. We had tapas for all and 3 orders of paella. Also, we had 3 pitchers of sangria. First, the sangria felt very watery with little taste of wine and fruit. Some of the tapas were good, the meat ones, The others were deep fried which looked reasonable and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It is a busy and noisy tavern with nice interior and old time charm. The food is average, sangria is good,it is full of students and party is going on. Indeed, it is a good place for a party/birthday, etc., not so much for talk or eat. Tapas is average and some items appear not fresh (prepared in advance and... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My son and I ate here following his community chorus concert in Harvard Square. With it being late and little Italy being too far to go, we decided on this neighborhood restaurant. It was WONDERFUL!!! We tried five dishes and each had a dessert. They all were absolutely delicious, but the best was the marinated lamb chops. They were melt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I lived for 25 years in the Boston area and if you asked me for my favorite restaurants, the Dali would be in the top 5 BUT we were back in Boston on business and went to the Dali. Such a disappointment. First the service is nothing like it used to be. I think the owner died and whoever took... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Dali is hands-down my favorite restaurant. When I am in the mood for tapas, (which is quite often), Dali has never disappointed me. The best thing I have ever had to eat is from Dali - the Roast Duckling with Berry Sauce. Even if you have never been a fan of duck, I highly recommend trying this dish. Everything on... More 

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews of Dali we were hyped to try it. It was noisy, with food that was pedestrian at best. We don't understand why other people liked It so much. We were underwhelmed by garlic shrimp, stuffed artichoke, spinach with pine nuts and raisins (the latter was the best).

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Reading, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Love this place for a birthday night out. The back room is for bigger groups and gets enjoyably noisy and fun. The décor and atmosphere are very enjoyable. Great selection of small plates, and nice sangria.

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Additional Information about Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Address: 415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
Phone Number: 617-661-3254
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Portuguese

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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: Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, 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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