Madera 83 in Charlestown draws inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic, utilizing the best that the Eastern Seaboard has to offer to present regional Spanish tapas in a warm, comfy setting in the heart of the historic neighborhood.
The menu is loaded with traditional tapas meant for sampling and sharing. New Englanders are blessed with some of the best seafood around, and the culinary team makes use of local fisheries as well as farms to make sure their small plates are big on flavor and freshness. From pinxtos to platos, charcuterie to shareable entrees, there’s something to satisfy whether you’re out for a quick drink and a snack or a full-on feast with the family.
While the cuisine might be elevated, the digs are down to earth. Deep reds, exposed bulbs, and reclaimed wood dominate the dining room, making you want to take off your coat (and maybe loosen your belt) and stay awhile. The bar area is intimate, with a few TVs and lounge-area seating for after-work relaxing, and the dining room is cozy and low-lit, with high-backed banquettes, paintings of toreadors, and the ubiquitous bull head on the wall to remind you where all this flavor came from.
The drinks at Madera 83 mimic the menu, with Spanish flavors dominating and a focus on quality ingredients. The cocktails are adventurous, utilizing techniques and flavors from the kitchen to create homemade sangria and one-of-a-kind riffs on classics. If wine is your game, you’re in luck; there are more than 40 selections offered by the glass, and a list that keeps one foot firmly planted in Spain, but also travels around the globe a bit, toot. If you’re really feeling authentic, try your hand at pouring the porron.
83 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129