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What You'll Get
When a parade of tiny Spanish plates marches across your table, flaunting their flavors and epaulets, the best thing to do is eat them. Today's Groupon brings you the flavors of Madrid circa 1930, forged in the kitchen of Estragon, the South End's authentic tapas haven: $20 buys you $40 worth of pintxos, verduras, pescados, carnes, and more.
Chef Julio de Haro, hailing from the actual Madrid (and not some online Madrid-certification course), entices your palate with an array of old-world dishes. Take a look at the Estragon menu for saucy little dishes, such as puerros con romesco (grilled leeks, $8), gambas al ajillo (sautéed garlic shrimp, $11), torreznos (crispy fried pork belly with salsa picante, $6), and fideua (fideo noodles, mussels, and squid, $16). Tapas are meant for sharing, so gather a handful of friends or a league of mutually respected enemies with a common goal—destroying Superman—and head to the South End for a bohemian evening of magnificent Spanish cuisine in Estragon's Art Deco dining room or patio.
The Boston Phoenix gives Estragon four out of four stars, saying:
- Service at Estragon is willing, enthusiastic, and accurate. Plates don’t come in logical or predictable order, which adds to the fun. ¬– Robert Nadeau
- Located in an airy, lace-curtained Art Deco space, Julio de Haro's taperia offers an interesting, mostly Spanish wine list and an array of sophisticated tapas. - Gayot
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for $1 Tapas, Restaurant Week, or Valentine's Day menus. Not valid for alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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, beers, specialty cocktails, and more than 100 Spanish wines complement meticulously arranged tapas and pintxos (literally, "toothpick food") as diners eat in the chandelier-lit main dining room or cozy up to the 15-seat bar. For instance, the Piquillo Rellenos—Spanish peppers stuffed with tender, braised goat—pairs nicely with the Left Hand Milk Stout or Vega Sindoa cabernet sauvignon.