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The opening buzz from chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette's tapas joint still remains—for good reason. Small plates such as grilled corn with aioli and cotija cheese are hefty enough to make a meal out of a few, or you can share the regular or vegetarian paella with a group. An all-Spanish wine list complements the plates. Crowds have been known to wait it out for more than an hour for dinner. Aim to go for lunch during the week for a less hetic, but just as satisfying experience.

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  • Reservations not accepted.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-13-2013

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    Best tapas place in Boston

    This is the best Spanish tapas place in Boston, with excellent and inventive food. solid service, pleasant digs (can get crowded). Go here first for this cuisine locally. A long walk from the Mass Ave. Orange Line subway stop down a stretch of Mass Ave. that can get dicey later in the evening -- better reached via the Mass Ave. stop on the Silver Line.

    by bachslunch, 12/3/08
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    Outstanding

    It's a tapas place; ergo, atmosphere and service are expected to be good but not great. I was a bit annoyed that the website lists the hours as beginning at 4:30 on Saturday; however, when we arrived at 5pm to beat the crowds, we were told that they don't start seating until 5:30. By 6:15, the line was out the door.

    The food was fabulous. Some dishes are worth repeated return trips, including their signature grilled maize with butter and cheese. On one particular night, they offered a special of pork belly with snails - easily the best single dish that I've eaten this year. Between this dish and Momofuku's pork buns, I am beginning to develop an unhealthy addiction for that cut of meat.

    While not cheap by any definition, this place offers a chance to sample some outstanding dishes for a more reasonable price.

    by dj55, 2/18/08

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