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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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