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“Excellent tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kika Tapas

Kika Tapas
5 Broad Canal Way, (at 350 Third St., Watermark, Bldg.), Cambridge, MA 02142
6172456030
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Ranked #152 of 500 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 350 Third Street
Transit: Red Line - Kendall
Description: Located in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge. Sample out tapas while sipping sangria!
New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It felt like we were in Spain. Pitchers of sangria, many plates of very tasty food. Favorites included the banuelos, garlic shrimp and paella. Left extremely full but happy.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Windsor, Maine
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Needs more attention to ingredients”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our experience here was just average. The mushrooms were clearly canned - and tasted like the can. The shrimp were just slightly too old. Although the sauces were good, the basic ingredients need a little more attention to freshness and quality.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A cool place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were a group of 7 for a 7:30 Saturday night. All the restaurants in this area were not busy. So we were seated immediately. It is a great area and I will return to try the other dining choices there. As for Kika, we loved it. One of our group was from Spain and the choices were close to her grandmothers home cooking. The hard part we had for our group was how much to order and how large a tapas plate would be. Tapas are small plates, a empanada small plate would have 1 on it. A ravioli plate has 4 on it. So in the end we wished we ordered more. The choices were amazing. Oceana paella was awesome. The interior had a cool look and outside dining is available. I will go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Almost as good as being in Spain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

LOVED the food!
We only ordered Tapas, no entrees but everything was delicious. Service was a bit scarce even though it was not a busy evening but at the same time, our waitress was able to answer all the questions we had about each of the dishes without having to check with the kitchen staff. I like when waiters know about the food they are serving. I loved the ambiance. Even though it did not look like majority of the tapas places we visited in Spain, it was very contemporary and romantic. I would say these Tapas are close in taste and presentation to Northern Spain (think St. Sebastian), not southern spain where food is a lot more casual.
My mouth is salivating just thinking about the food...would love to return!

Visited October 2013
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Nashua NH
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65 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Kika worth a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We booked Kika for a Saturday evening looking forward to a nice Tapas dinner. We were surprised to find the dining room fairly empty on a Saturday at 7:30, but it was restaurant week in Boston, and perhaps the competition was stiff.

Overall we found all of the food served to us (we ordered off the restaurant week, prix fixe menu) to be good, tasty and served in generous portions. Not the best Tapas ever, but good. Food came from the kitchen very quickly, almost too quickly, and we had to ask our waiter to slow us down. We did have a few service issues with our waiter, he asked us if we wanted to order food before asking us for a drink order, and then later forgot to bring my Sangria.
No deal breakers, and I think Kika is worth a try if looking for Tapas near Kendall Square.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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