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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

#266 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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266 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2403 (Fairfield)
+1 617-267-4799
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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Brunswick, Maine
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting and location are what make this place worth going to. While the food is fine -- we had an array of pretty traditional tapas plates, including olives, tortilla, potatoes, and the like -- there were no standouts. This said, the upstairs is very cosy; a fire was burning in the fireplace, and the atmosphere was festive. Our server... More 

Thank small_monkey26
Summit, New Jersey
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450 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with some friends last month (had a reservation) and we got a large table upstairs. We got a ton of tapas, including steak, potatoes, meat/cheese platters, calamari, etc. Overall, the food was decent, nothing special, and the steak in particular was tough and rather bland tasting (even with chimichurri sauce). The sangria was decent, but very, very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit here, my husband's first. I thought he would like it, and he did. We had a fine time, deciding on a tapas selection while sipping a very nice (reasonably priced) wine. Standouts: prunes, stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon; sauteed spinach with raisins and pine nuts; and the Spanish sausage was wonderful at the end,... More 

Thank keepmovingmom
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333 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This charming Spanish tapas restaurant spills out towards the sidewalk in the midst of Boston's posh Newbury street. The individual tapas dishes are flavorful and priced reasonably enough, and the relatively standard menu is complemented by a handful of somewhat more experimental pieces that actually stand on their own reasonably well. In the end, Tapeo is a fun place to... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I went to this restaurant at about 9:15 one evening and was directed downstairs by the receptionist outside. Once there I was told by the second receptionist that we would have to order within 20 minutes. I said no problem. Then I was told to go upstairs again to be seated. When I questioned this because of my bad knees... More 

Thank Jim S
Miami Beach, Florida
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Tapas is a fun way to eat - you can try lots of things and mix it up with your dining partners. Tapeo does a pretty good job. It's definitely not the best Spanish food I've had in the US (and not nearly as good as the typical tapas place in Spain), but it is solid. I'd go back.

Thank krawimi
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

First time there, a friend suggested the place. The food was excellent and the service perfect. The place was busy and everyone looked like they were having a good time.

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Carmel, California
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years, ever since I was a student. Brought family over that were visiting. This restaurant is in Newbury street but you' d have to climb some stairs since the main restaurant is on the 2nd floor. Book open table, it's not available for lunch, only dinner ( at least when we went on a Saturday). Try... More 

Thank JedH
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a restaurant with good food, pricey but fun and interesting. The food is rich with lots os sauces and small plates. Has been around a while. Good for tourists

Thank Shuggiplum
Montreal, Canada
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139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a popular downtown restaurant in a great area of restaurants and shops. Alas, we really did not find their food either authenic or very good. We started with mojitos that were heavy on ice and chunks of lemon, but not enough lime and mint. The tapas were average at best. The tortilla espanola was a bit bland, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2403
  • 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: +1 617-267-4799

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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 Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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