Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas at Estragon.
Estragon chef Julio de Haro entices palates with an array of Old World dishes culled from fresh ingredients and inspired by his Spanish heritage. Browse the menu and sample a handful or elbowful of small plates, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly delights such as the puerros con romesco, grilled leeks paired with a romesco sauce ($8). The panceta features a seared pork belly with calvados cream ($12), and the mejillones plate submerges steamed mussels and chorizo beneath a sea of Spanish white wine, populated with fresh reefs of tomatoes and tarragon ($11). Tapas are meant for sharing, so gather a handful of friends or a league of mutually respected enemies and head to the South End for a bohemian evening of magnificent Spanish cuisine served in Estragon's art-deco dining room or lounge.
At Estragon, Madrid-native Head Chef Julio de Haro prepares artistic small plates of Spanish specialties, drawing on family recipes passed down over generations. Sangria, specialty cocktails, and more than 100 Spanish wines complement meticulously arranged pintxos and tapas. Patrons may eat in the chandelier-lit main dining room, cozy up to the 15-seat bar, or visit the eatery's library, home to the last existing copy of Ernest Hemmingway's recipe for empanadas.