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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

$$$
Back Bay
Spanish, Tapas
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266 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Fairfield)
We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)
617-267-4799
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 74
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was mediocre

I have good memories of Tapeo from the past but this meal was nothing special. I was bummed. The garlic shrimp was good, and the sautéed spinach too. But the breads didn't seem fresh and the beef tenderloin was anything but tender. My glass of sangria was watered down. Our serve came over to take... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
81FrequentT81
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have good memories of Tapeo from the past but this meal was nothing special. I was bummed. The garlic shrimp was good, and the sautéed spinach too. But the breads didn't seem fresh and the beef tenderloin was anything but tender. My glass of sangria was watered down. Our serve came over to take our order and we didn't... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After being in Barcelona recently our daughter wanted to have her birthday dinner at a tapas restaurant. The Boston address was within walking distance from our hotel so we made reservations thru Open Table telling the restaurant that this was a special evening. We had to ask for another table as they sat us in a back corner upstairs that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Creative tapas including tasty broccoli fritters. Delicious bread with hummus. Tortilla espanola a bit flat. Paella valenciana abundant but lacking in seasoning - also no crust in bottom. Sangria with no fruit in pitcher. All in all , I'd go back but I think the place could be so much more. Also wine menu has numerous misspelled wines that are... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am a total sucker for tapas. The idea of small bites of lots of different flavors - trying lots of things, and not having to make a decision on just ONE thing to try - is infinitely appealing to me. Tapeo did not disappoint in this respect! We started off with beers from their surprisingly well-rounded craft beer menu.... More 

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Perfect choice for pre-concert meal on cold winter night. Decor is warm, colorful Spanish tiles, dark wood tables. We were seated near large second floor window, overlooking the festive holiday lights of bustling Newbury Street. Attentive, friendly service. We ordered glasses of red wine and numerous tasty tapas, not all at once, but in bunches, all delivered swiftly, each a... More 

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NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Enjoyed the selection of tapas and found the ham and machengo cheese plate to be an excellent starter especially for a group. It would easily serve 4 with the inclusion of pimentos really added something special to this plate. Also enjoyed the garlic shrimp and fritters. They were more small plate sized than the ham and cheese platter. Sangria was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate here last night and I expected more for the location and price. I had a vegetable paella. Flavors were good but the rice was just plain long grain, not Spanish or arborio rice. It took a long time coming out as expected but it seemed like it was over cooked and then extra broth was added and it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went with my friends who live in Boston (and they go there often)! Great atmosphere, tapas and even better wines! This place was helpful getting me items and explaining which ones were gluten-free! Also very good for vegetarians!! The sizzling shrimp was delicious as was the cheese plate!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great food (tapas). Warm and friendly environment. Attentive service. I was alone and made to feel very welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Fantastically located on Newbury St. Mediterranean atmosphere with friendly efficient service. Good wine choices and tapas dishes tasted excellent. Pretty pricey but worth the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 266 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (Fairfield)
  • Public Transportation: We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-267-4799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?