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Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
617-661-3254
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Ranked #8 of 248 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
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Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Andover, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I got together with another couple for dinner here Saturday evening. We had early reservations, but very quickly the place filled up so would suggest them. We started with 6 different tapas plates, all of which were exceptional (my favorite was the Chuletillas baby lamb chops). For entree's we went with two Paella Valenciana plates for the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The waiter wasn't willing at all. The interior design is too much a spanish stereotype. The food is quote food but not so amazing as someone could think. I wouldn't reccomend it

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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416 reviews 416 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Kitsch will either scare you out of your skin or entertain you - and part of the entertainment it is. I was not thrilled with the croquetas, and I found the octopus delicious but needed some finishing olive oil and a dusting of paprika. The pheasant was DELICIOUS and so were the beef ribs. Stuffed artichokes were creamy and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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