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Tasca Tapas Restaurant

1612 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, Boston, MA 02135-5001
+1 617-730-8002
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (93 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1612 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, Boston, MA 02135-5001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. The menu was extensive. We ordered 8 or 9 tapas - and all had great flavors. The portion sizes were somewhat larger than usual tapas so the value was excellent too. The server was engaging and knowledgeable (except perhaps about...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We went here for dinner because our friends recommended this place! It was a very cozy romantic restaurant! The food was good, all little plates but the flavor was amazing! The sangria we ordered hit the spot! Atmosphere was great!

Thank raymondreddington410
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice and very welcoming restaurant. I liked the atmosphere, specially for a date. The writer was very nice and helpful. I ordered a fried calamari as an appetizer and a paella de mariscos for entree, the calamari was pretty tasteful and the...More

Thank Fernando V
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This. Is an old favorite of me and my family, cozy neighborhood tapas place. Went today, new management, new menu.... smaller potions... higher prices... no bread with the tapas and it took forever. The waitress was a really nice Irish girl, very apologetic. All in...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Based on the positive reviews my wife and I went to Tasca for dinner last night but were sadly disappointed. Everything was reasonable cooked but incredibly bland. For instance, we ordered the sizzling garlic shrimp and you could hardly taste the garlic. We had a...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice ambiance and good service. Food was mixed. The gazpacho was delicious. My chicken paella was just OK. The chicken was good, but the rice was far too salty. My dessert was a chocolate pudding that had the consistency of a cake rather than a...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I actually went here with someone who studied abroad in Spain and he said this was the best tapas (as in, most authentic) he has had in Boston. While I can't personally make that statement, the food was really good and I would highly suggest...More

Thank kathh218
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I happened upon this place while working in Boston. I was just looking for a small meal with a glass of wine for the end of my day. They have the best tapas menus. The first night I tried the eggplant absolutely delicious at a...More

Thank flowersgirl
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The atmosphere is extraordinary. The decor with wooden furniture and artwork creates an authentic environment. Sangria is superb as well as tapas. Last night we ordered tortilla espanola, chicken croquetas, tuna, goat cheese empanadas and two specials that were out of this world. Make sure...More

Thank lisadu2014
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Not sure what happened on this one and how it got such good ratings, but it attracted us. Problem is that everything was ordinary at best. olives were good. What self respecting tapas restaurant doesn't have pulpo in some form? They don't. It goes on...More

Thank andrewcrosby
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, Boston, MA 02135-5001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-730-8002
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Description
Tasca has been around since 1995 and over the years has won an abundance of accolades including Best Romantic, Best affordable and Best Tapas Restaurant in Boston. We are best known for being the best romantic affordable restaurant in the Brighton/Allston /Brookline area. All our 36 tapas are priced below $10, most being in the $5 to $8 price point. We are famous for our paellas, offering three….a seafood, a vegetarian and a meat option. All are priced under $20 and perfect for sharing. We also have 12 other entrees, all priced under $20. The great thing about a Tapas restaurant is that you can graze on many small dished and share among friends, or dine in the traditional way of an appetizer and entrée. All diets are accommodated as we have lots of vegetarian options and even have a gluten free menu. We offer daily seasonal specials, 20 craft beers, an extensive wine list comprising mostly of Spanish wines… starting at only $19 a bottle. We always offer a white, pink pomegranate and our famous red sangria by the glass or pitcher. What sets up apart is the vibe. We have no televisions. Our clientele is either young and hip or young at heart. Every Sunday we have a classical guitarist and occasionally we have live flamenco shows. Tasca is perfect for large and small parties alike as we have something to fit everybody's taste. Getting to Tasca is easy as we are located on Commonwealth Ave, half way between BC and BU. We are on the GREEN LINE (Washington Street Stop) and offer $6 valet parking.
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