Charles Village

Station North: Tapas Teatro

Before seeing a movie at The Charles Theater, my girlfriend and I wanted to grab a quick bite to eat. There are a few great options right over there (Bottega, Pen & Quill) but we decided on Tapas Teatro. We weren’t super hungry, so a few small bites would totally do the trick. Pro tip, Tapas Teatro lets you order drinks to bring into the theater.

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Tapas Teatro

My first visit to Tapas Teatro was over the summer and I learned that they have a whole Gin & Tonic menu. Of the five different ones on the menu, we ordered the Alegria and the Tonic #1. The Alegria was a citrus forward drink with tons of refreshing grapefruit. The Tonic #1 was just a really clean, well executed gin & tonic with the addition of a twist of lemon and juniper berries.

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Alegria

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Tonic #1

Taking our waitresses advice, we started the meal with Pisto Manchego which is Spanish ratatouille.  In a thin red sauce were zucchini and squash topped with pine nuts. Every bite of this was delicious.

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Pisto Manchego

The waitress also suggested the Hipogloso Chamuscado. This was a special for the evening and I’m so glad we took her advice. The halibut was pan seared (and so tender) over sauteed chickpeas and chorizo in a tomato caper sauce. This was totally my girlfriends favorite dish that we ordered. The chickpea chorizo combo was insanely good and we finished every bite.

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Hipogloso Chamuscado

For our last savory course, we had the Bistec a la Brasa. The steak was expertly cooked with a beautiful external sear. It was juicy and some of the best cooked steak I’ve had in recent memory.

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Bistec a la Brasa

For dessert, we shared the Criollo which was a milk chocolate mousse wrapped in a chocolate shell. It was creamy and chocolately and perfectly hit the spot.

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Criollo

Tapas Teatro is located at 1711 N Charles St, Station North.

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