Monthly Archives: January 2012

TapΓ©o

Authentic Spanish Tapas Style Cuisine on Newbury Street.

I went here for my birthday with my boyfriend and a few girlfriends. Before making a reservation I spoke with the manager who sent me a list of their gluten free item. I studied abroad in Spain and LOVE Spanish Tapas and I had been dying to try this restaurant so I was thrilled when I got a long list of gf tapas.

Located on Newbury, Tapeo offers outside seating, when the weather is nice (unfortunately for us it was a bit cold in June). The menu is constantly being updated and seasonal specials are always changing. For these you have to ask your server which are gf.

The drinks are so good. I loved the Sangria, it reminded me of Spain πŸ™‚ It’s hard to find ”real, authentic sangria” but they make it well. The Margaritas are also delicious and strong! (hey! it was my birthday I was allowed two drinks.)
I didn’t try one thing I didn’t like. We ordered a bunch of tapas for everyone to share and every single bite of food was devoured from our table.

The only bad part of the whole night was our server, he was rude and not attentive. The managers were great, the bus boys constantly filled my water glass (thank you very much!) and the chefs knew what they were doing when it came to gluten free foods.

One more thing, if you eat downstairs at the bar the tapas as $5, every day, all day. The bar only has 10 stools. I am not sure if the menu is the same or different or a limited offering of the full menu, as we did not eat in the bar and I only heard other customers talking about this.

Location: 266 Newbury Street  Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.tapeo.com/

Gluten Free Items
Plato Mixto – Manchego Cheese, Cured Ham, Roasted Red Peppers & Olives
Tortilla EspaΓ±ola – Egg, Potato, Onion Omelette
Ensalada Mixta – Mixed Greens, Hearts of Palm, Beets, House Vinaigrette
Pimientos Asados – Roasted Red Peppers
Aceitunas Alinadas – Marinated Olives
Gambas al Ajillo – Sizzling Garlic Shrimp
Vieras al Azafran – Scallops in Saffron Cream
Pollo al Ajillo – Garlicky Chicken
Pechuga Analuza – Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Saffron, Ginger, White Wine Sauce
Pato Braseado – Roasted Duckling w/ Berry Sauce
Costillitas de Vaca – Beef Short Rib in Rioja Wine Sauce
Gorditas – Prunes stuffed w/ Goat Cheese & Wrapped in Bacon
Chuletillas – Baby Lamb Chops w/ Apricot Sauce
Lomito al Cabrales – Pork Tenderloin w/ Blue Goat Cheese & Mushrooms
Solomillo – Beef Tenderloin w/ Pimento
Butifarras con Brevas – Pork Sausage w/ Figs
Chorizo a la Plancha – Grilled Spanish Sausage
Setas al Ajillo – Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
Alcachofas Salteadas – Sauteed Artichoke Hearts
Queso de Cabra Montanes – Baked Goat Cheese w/ Tomato & Basil
Patatas Bravas – Baby Potatoes w/ Piquant Tomato & Ali Oli Sauces