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700 Harrison Ave, Unit 109, Boston, MA 02118-2631 (East Brookline)
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is the best tapas spot in Boston. I've been coming here for years. Estragon is a nice, neighborhood spot, not a see and be seen type of restaurant. Also, the food is can't miss, chef Julio always delivers, amazing variety of tapas, always fresh and tasty. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable (ask for Brian!). Good... More 

Thank BigDaddyFame
Revere, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We tried Estragon with two other couples recently. We were excited to order a variety of plates to share and eat! Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. We tried both types of octopus( grilled baby and Spanish octopus) beef cheeks, toast points (steak and cheese, bone marrow,pork belly and artichoke), goat stuffed peppers, garlic shrimp, lamb chop over cauliflower puree... More 

Thank annmarie02151
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Spanish food is phenomenal but it requires a bit of a mental shift from American. It is most often traditional, high quality, depending on the flavor of the ingredients rather than spicing. It is also pretty inexpensive. Spending $8 on Gazpacho is silly, which is my explanation for why Real Spanish cooking never took off in the US. Estragon's fault,... More 

Thank annsch4
Needham, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

"Estragon Tapas Bar: your slice of Spain in the South End". Are you kidding me? When discussing the concept of "tapas" and how to order, the waiter replied, "Well, this is the USA, not Spain!" UGH! Worst dining experience ever! 1) The waiter got our order wrong, and food had to be returned to the kitchen, 2) the "Dates with... More 

Thank Dave-in-BOS
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is my second meal at this restaurant in recent months. The tapas are tasty and well made with a broad selection. Both times the paella was off; the first time it was too dry and almost chewy while during the most recent meal, it was too soggy. While there is a fun wine list that predominantly consists of Spanish... More 

Thank David H
Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I am from Spain and i can tell you I think this is the most authentic Spanish restaurant in Boston! The food was delicious and the menu as close to a Spanish menu as I've seen here! This is why it's my favorite from all the Spanish restaurants here! This time we sat at the bar, and loved that experience... More 

Thank dippi23
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were looking for a light meal and searched for Tapas. Estragon came up as an option and it was nearby. The bartender was friendly and the drinks were generous The atmosphere was OK although it was a Wednesday night and it seemed like the kitchen staff were ready to go by 9pm. We liked the fried artichokes and the... More 

Thank BobnMal
Greater Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Lots of good things on the menu (which is pretty dynamic). The crispy brussel sprouts with hazelnuts were delicious, the stuffed dates (to be honest, I wasn't a big fan of the cod fritters.. sometimes they can taste a little "low tide") but the tortilla (potato dish) was one of the best I've had. Absolutely delicious. A pear martini was... More 

Thank Ken F
Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

yum, yum, yum! the interior takes you back to a more gracious time and the wonderful food just makes this a wonderful experience to try.

Thank jenchan000
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Been here now 3 times and never disappointed. The food is outstanding and generous for tapas. The menu is designed to take you on a 2+ hour journey of various tastes while sipping on well matched wines. Staff is very friendly and the chef takes pride in his work.

1 Thank Dennis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Harrison Ave, Unit 109, Boston, MA 02118-2631
    (East Brookline)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-266-0443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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