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Tasca Tapas Restaurant

1612 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-5001 (Allston/Brighton)
(617) 730-8002
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Ranked #174 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Allston/Brighton
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boston, ma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is not my first time here but it should be my last. The only reason I would even think of going back here would be to have the wine. The wine choices were plentiful and great but the food was not good. We ordered the meatballs which were greasy, the shrimp that was without seasoning and the escargot which... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First, the good news: Tasca has a nice ambiance and the staff is courteous. However, don't think you're going to eat Spanish food because you're not. The paella has nothing to do with a real paella, they had better to call it "Spanish rice" or something, but not paella for Heaven's sake! I fear they've never tasted real Spanish food.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a great Tapas place, but it is not a true, upper-end place. It is a great place for college kids and young couples and they have coupons that they email out from time to time; highly recommended! It also has a romantic atmosphere and an old-Spain feel...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I go to Tasca about once a month or so. I would give this restaurant 5 stars, but sometimes it gets extremely crowded and loud. Visitors should definitely make a reservation for weekend nights. Apart from that, everything is great. The atmosphere is lively and the food is delicious. Tasca offers a lot of classic Spanish tapas like their patatas... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I have dined at Tasca 7 or 8 times in the past few years. This is a fun lively place. There is a casual atmosphere and it can get bit noisy. Ome times there is a musician playing from table to table. The Tapas menu is extensive, reasonable and mostly very good. We usually get a pitcher of very good... More

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Montreal
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154 reviews 154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Ate late at the basement bar,very Spanish, average priced wine, good tapas, some only $5 at the bar. Pleasant decor, decent service, reasonably sized small plates.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We arrived when it opened which was good because it filled up quickly. The tapas we ordered (a grilled brie and a sausage sampler) were excellent. We also ordered entrees, which I would not do again because the tapas were just oh so good. The interior design is beautiful muted terra cotta shades with lovely artwork. The only problem was... More

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Boston
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was my second visit to the restaurant, but it had been a while since my first visit because the first time wasn't great either. I was hoping I would have a better experience the second time around, but it was the worst experience I've ever had in a restaurant. I made our reservation online, and showed up 10 minutes... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I am a big fan of tapas and this restaurant did not disappoint. The interior is very authentic and true to a Spanish restaurant, with warm decoration and wooden tables. The server was very friendly and efficient. The menu offers just under 40 different tapas. We tried 8 of them and not one disappointed! The meals are very affordable, filling... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Good variety of tapas, some definitely more flavor than others. My only complaint was a little blandness on some of the meat dishes. Sangria (red and white) was delicious and packed a punch. Beautiful presentation of dishes. Gazpacho is not to be missed.

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