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Tasca Tapas Restaurant

1612 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, Boston, MA 02135-5001
+1 617-730-8002
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1612 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, Boston, MA 02135-5001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tasca is a comfortable, sound tapas restaurant. Not catering to the upwardly mobile hipster, it serves good small plates. We had the usuals: patatas bravas, tomato bread, croquettes, shrimp, olives, and chicken skewers. All were flavorful. Go here for easy-going food and sangria.

Thank Rab T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had. We booked a birthday dinner celebration on the basis of "4 stars" from a rival review app. The seafood paella was almost inedible with the rice suffused with a cacophony of clashing flavors....More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting a family member in the Brighton area, so we wanted to get dinner before heading to downtown Boston. I wanted something different, so we decided on Tasca Tapas. I was not familiar with a tapas restaurant, but after this visit, I will...More

Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local tapas restaurant with a Spanish kitsch interior, moderately busy and child-friendly, with an extensive menu featuring all the usual generic tapas dishes quite moderately priced and a good wine list, including Albarino at $30. Service was friendly, but forgetful at times, and we...More

Thank fmcd-dublin
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Tasca was a favorite restaurant that my mom and I would visit regularly, the service was great, the atmosphere was good, and the food was amazing. But when we visited recently we were disappointed to find out that the restaurant changed managements. The food now...More

Thank Alanna H
Reviewed 2 May 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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