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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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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Great for group night out

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Helen M
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mooresville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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general
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our misgivings began when we ordered only 4 tapas for 4 people, and not surrendering the menu (so we could order more) as the wait staff expected. We asked why there are pimientos de Padron on the menu when these are out of season, and were given an answer that suggests that the staff knows nothing about tapas and is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What I love about Dali is the consistency. They have been serving a "who's who" of tapas dishes for years, that come out identically every time. The small plates trend has come and gone, and while it may have merit, I like that when Dali says tapas, they mean food that you might actually encounter in a traditional joint in... More 

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Boston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been to Dali numerous times and it's simply great every time. The wait can be tough but always worth it. Hey, popular places aren't easy to get in to. Grab a drink next door and wait it out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is the real deal... From the moment you walk in you know it's going to be a great night. The ambiance sets the mood for a night of tapas worthy of soaking up the last trace of sauce with bread, a big plate of paella in the center of the table, and a pitcher (or two) of Sangria... The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews 388 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It doesn’t look like much from the outside but Dali is excellent. You’ll find an well crafted spanish ambiance inside – lots of red, lots of candlelight, and small rooms that make everything feel a little more intimate. The small plates were excellent and our server was very good. Our favorite plates were the baked goat cheese with tomato and... More 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?