Ken Oringer's smash take on a tapería is an atmospheric spot. With its exposed brick and wooden beams, central communal table and blackboard chalked with drink specials, it effortlessly captures the rustic spirit of Spain - which its customers invariably catch in turn, swigging wine from juice glasses or cava from porrónes. The food is superb. Buttery, cider-simmered foie gras sausage, immaculate salt cod croquettes and seasonal treats showcasing glass eels or green chickpeas prove the much-touted grilled corn with alioli and crumbled cotija (pungent aged cheese) is no fluke.
1704 Washington Street
|Cross street:||at West Springfield Street|
|Opening hours:||5.30pm-midnight Mon-Wed, Sun; 5.30pm-1am Thur-Sat|
|Transport:||Orange line to Mass Ave|
|Price:||Main courses $20-$35.|