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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

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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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