Taberna de Haro

4.7
1123 reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
Taberna de Haro serves the authentic cuisine of Spain, including tapas, entrees, sherry, and over 300 Spanish wines. The hospitality is warm and the food has integrity! Whether you choose a leisurely dinner with our famous roasted free-range chicken or a quick dish of spicy garlic shrimp at our bar, Straight Law Bar (a Gin & Sherry bar named Best of Boston for cocktails in 2015), your senses will be gratified. Our open kitchen sends out seductive aromas of braised lamb, grilled fish, sautéed artichokes and griddled mushrooms - you will be transported to Spain! The Iberian ham is cut to order, the black paella is sultry, the eggs are free-range, the French fries are hand-cut, the octopus is perfectly cooked, and the anchovies are plump, and the exquisite, imported olive oil is downright drinkable. The wine list offers Spain"s most intriguing wines, and has won awards from The Wine Spectator, The World of Fine Wines, and The Wine Enthusiast as well as local awards.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1123 People Are Saying
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CarmenP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really nice experience. The food and ambiance was splendid, I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys authentic Spanish food, ambiance and fantastic service !

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Tapaslove
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic. Excellent, if slightly overwhelming, wine list.

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AndreaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good
We had great service and the food was excellent

JK
vipJulieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time, great food. Short-staffed, but provided excellent service.

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vipArtR
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Noisier than usual, due to holiday parties.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, efficient service, festive atmosphere.

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DonW
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Paella rice was a bit dry. But flavors were fine and seafood cooked nicely. For a featured dish I expected a bit better.

Appetizers were great and many choices.

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NicholasE
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant for a romantic evening in Brookline -- bar none.

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RaeM
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas, wine and staff. Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

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Inesd
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore this food, I appreciate the incredibly kind and knowledgeable service, and I can't get enough of the superb cocktails and huge wine list. Always perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and authentic Spanish tapas and food experience!!!!
Would go everyday!!

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IsabelS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, extensive wine list, and a great place for a date night or celebration.

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vipChef
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful to be able to eat under a heater on the patio

mackerel was excellent

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vipWinemanboston
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual- the BEST SPANISH WINE LIST in Boston and possibly New England. Food was fantastic and our server- Gabriella was on point, engaging and hospitable despite a very busy evening with little help. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Way overpriced for tapas. Cheese plate was $16 and they were just little slices. Nice that they had a guitar player though.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on 9 December 2021

Thank you for visiting Taberna de Haro. I'm sorry you found our cheese plate pricey. I respectfully ask if you have purchased high-quality imported cheese lately - over $22 per lb. We give 2.5 ounces of cheese (5 types; 1/2 an ounce each) which costs $3.44. To this plate we add marcona almonds & preserved quince, both from Spain, and a drizzle of honey, putting my food cost at $5.50, over 33%. Although this is an inadvisably high food cost, I choose to offer delicious Spanish cheese!

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vipSandraM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Spanish restaurant is the real deal…

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KyleT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers were not very attentive. Food was delicious. Loud atmosphere especially with the guitar player

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vipTriplemom
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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SandraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - feels like I am in Spain!

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Jeff
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been looking forward to visiting for a long time. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the wine list was impressive. Everyone we interacted with was gracious and knowledgeable. This was a real treat!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. I’ll recommend it many times.

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oysterlover
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas, creative cocktails, and an innovative menu. A neighborhood gem!

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JoanH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

They were really understaffed, so service wasn’t very good (thou not server’s fault).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice evening; tasty food and good wine and beer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipNotsofussy
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening. Sat at the bar; the bartender was quite helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The paella is the best I have ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was decent, service was absolutely horrible. Waited 30 minutes for something to drink. Waitress never checked back in one time during the meal, just brought the bill about 75 minutes after we ordered. I will not return.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on 26 October 2021

Dear Madame or Sir, I am terribly sorry you experienced bad service in my restaurant. We are struggling with a short-staffed situation, and clearly you suffered the consequences of this. I apologize profusely. Sincerely, Deborah Hansen, chef-Owner-Sommelier

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vipjacques
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, warm, authentically Spanish restaurant. Good prices. Wish only that all diners at the table got their food at the same time!

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vipJudyE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this neighborhood place. It's always busy- for good reason... great food, nice patio outdoors and lovely staff. While many restaurants are struggling to keep their service standards up in the face of hiring difficulties, TdeH really delivered. Will keep going back here!

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David
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was awe-sum - shrimp, clams, pork skewers, meatballs, vanilla custard. Server Nicholas was attentive, funny, and made great wine suggestions for us. Outdoor atmosphere was busy but loose, super fun. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an exceptional dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Taberna de Haro! There was an acoustic guitarist in the restaurant which created a festive ambiance. We loved our dishes as well, with emphasis on the paella special. Their wine list was very extensive and the staff was very helpful in suggesting a wine that fit our tastes and price range. I will keep this on my list of special occasion restaurants!

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vipLLL17
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great small plates, friendly neighborhood restaurant, great atmosphere.

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vipWinemanboston
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not a great service experience and shame service doesn't match the amazing wine program and menu.

Taberna de Haro
Responded on 14 October 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our authentic Spanish cuisine and extensive list of Spanish wines, and I'm truly sorry you had an unsatisfactory service experience. I am the proprietor, and I am working extremely hard to hire new servers to sufficiently staff my restaurant. I'm sure you've seen the Help Wanted signs in the windows around Boston - we are all desperate to hire. Last year's crisis meant that our largest pool of applicants, the students, were absent from the Boston market. Another large and important source of applicants is the immigrant population that Boston normally welcomes with open arms, and they, too, have been missing from our population. The hiring crisis is real. The experience for you, our esteemed guest, is not what I ever designed. Servers should have a section of 5 or 6 tables on a given night. If I only have 4 servers to work, they each have 10 tables. I try and make up for this by assisting them in clearing tables, delivering food, serving wine, etc., but I am not always able to be everywhere. Servers have never worked harder - and have never been under closer scrutiny as diners are so eager to dine out and be served, understandably. The good news is the students are back and settled in to their new schedules, and I have hired 4 new employees to fill in the gaps, and give my hardworking, stretched-too-thin summer staff the relief they so deserve while also aiming to give my guests the service they are entitled to. (On several nights we closed off entire sections of tables so as to limit the number of guests and not overtax the staff, but sometimes on a Monday or Tuesday the numbers would unexpectedly creep up on us and we'd find ourselves in a bit of a jam. Meaning, we are prepared to be busy on the weekends and plan to limit, but may not think to do this on a Tuesday, when you came). Again, my sincerest apologies for the service lapses the other night. I hope you will give us another try in a few weeks when we are fully staffed and trained, for the first time in 18 months. I wish you well and hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Deborah Hansen Chef-Owner-Sommelier

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LawrenceF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, food only so so.

Great for drinks

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Luath
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The closest one can get to Spain and still be in Brookline. An excellent selection of sherries starts every meal off right.

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MarkR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a fabulous wine list!

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IanF
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was amazing our server came at the perfect times very attentive staff. The menu was interesting and ever changing. The owner of the restaurant introduced herself to us very nicely although it was a busy night. Perfect place to celebrate or even eat casually. The drinks were amazing and it fits all settings. Highly recommend.

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DarleneF
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! The service was amazing, and the drinks wow! One of my new favorite places to eat. Lots of space inside and out! I found a parking spot right in front.
WIN WIN WIN. A must repeat soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Taberna de Haro using the Order Online button. Taberna de Haro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-8272.

Taberna de Haro is rated 4.7 stars by 1123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.