These are the most popular tapas restaurants in Boston, according to check-in data

A spot in the South End with a Barcelona feel tops the list.

A spread of Spanish tapas at Toro. Facebook

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The Boston Globe declared in 2005 that tapas were having a moment on the city’s culinary scene,  and this Spanish specialty has remained a mainstay on the local foodie landscape since then.  

Tapas are pint-sized dishes meant for grazing, sharing, or grouping together. If you’re a fan of small plates, there are a number of popular places to choose from.

Thanks to data from check-in app Swarm, we were able to see which tapas restaurants were checked into the most by people in Greater Boston from August 2 to August 9.

1. Toro Restaurant
1704 Washington St., South End

2. Tres Gatos
470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain


3. Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
266 Newbury St., Back Bay

4. Estragon Tapas Bar
700 Harrison Ave., South End

5. Barcelona Wine Bar – Brookline
1700 Beacon St., Brookline

6. Taberna de Haro
999 Beacon St., Fenway

7. Dali
415 Washington St., Somerville

8. Casa B
253 Washington St., Somerville

9. Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Bar
1612 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton

10. Masa
439 Tremont St., South End


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