About Taberna de Haro & Awards

Taberna de Haro has been serving Boston’s most authentic Spanish food since 1998. People come to this little corner on Beacon Street to indulge in shared tapas (small plates), memorable entrees, regional specialties, and over 325 Spanish wines well-suited to our varied menu.

Serving Authentic Spanish Food & Wine since 1998

They come for a quick nibble and a glass of sherry before the movies. Some settle in for a 2 hour, 2 bottle anniversary celebration. Others show up for the comfort of steak and French fries served with warmth and perfect Rioja.

Chef-owner Deborah Hansen spent 8 years thrilled to be living in Spain, and brings that excitement and experience to her native Boston.

The menu at Taberna de Haro is similar to those seen in tabernas all over Madrid. It is an ample collection (over 50 dishes) of favorites from all over Spain, representing a tiny but authentic piece of her vast cuisine. Dishes range from the simple and comforting such as tortilla espanola (tall wedge of potato and onion omelette) and pollo al ajillo (chicken fried with garlic and a splash of brandy) to the racier ancas de rana (sautéed frog legs) and arroz negro (black rice with squid). A few Madrid staples such as Madrid-style roasted sea bass and the creamy croquetas de jamon can share the table with the pulpo a la gallega (Galicia octopus with EVOO and sweet paprika) and the pincho moruno (Moorish-spiced lamb skewers) --in Brookline just as they do in Madrid!

The goal is authenticity, hospitality, and fun. Imported ingredients keep everything truly authentic. The warm and friendly service envelops you as quickly as the enticing smells will. And the convivial, often-boisterous ambience is as mood enhancing as the flavorful, uniquely Spanish food.

At Taberna de Haro we feature over 325 bottles of wine from Spain. Spain is one of the three most important wine –producing countries in the world, and undeniably the country whose vinicultural endeavors have made the biggest splash in the past two decades. Taberna de Haro offers over 300 wines from Spain making their list one of the largest all-Spanish wine lists in the country. Hailing from over 36 Denominaciones de Origen, the wines are varied, intriguing, and notoriously reasonably priced.

Owner Deborah Hansen is a sommelier trained in Spain and translates her passion for Spanish wine into a horizon-broadening experience for all her trusting customers. There are always at least ten wines by the glass as well as nine sherries, and new finds that pique Deborah’s interest keep even weekly diners well-fed on variety. For the past four years the Wine Spectator has given the Award of Excellence to Taberna de Haro’s unique list. Stop by and enjoy the delicious Tapas and Spanish wine offerings - You will be glad you joined us!

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Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2019, 2020
Nominated for a James Beard Award: Outstanding Wine Program 2018
Listed among the Top 35 Bars in Boston, Boston Magazine February 2018
Named Top 100 Wine Lists in America by the Wine Enthusiast 2015, 2016, 2017
Award of Excellence by the World of Fine Wine, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 
Named one of "Five Boston Area Restaurants that inspire long-lasting love" by Devra First, Boston Globe Food editor, 2014
Named one of "Seven Must-Stop Spots for Sherry" Zagat, 2013
Named Most romantic Date Place by The Boston Globe Magazine, 2010
Won Sexiest Dish in Boston by Stuff Magazine, 2009
Given The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence each year from 2004 - 2017
Awarded Best Tapas by Boston Magazine, 1999
Dubbed "Foodie Mecca" by The Boston Globe food section
Won Best Tiny Treasures 4 years in a row by Phantom Gourmet
Won Best Tapas by Improper Bostonian
Noted by Stephen Meuse, "Formidable wine list..." in The Boston Globe wine column
One of Eaterboston's essential 49 restaurants in Boston
Boston Magazine's List of Ten Bars for Dining, 2014
Best Catalán Wine List (Catalán Wine Association), 2012

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence