Let's face it: tapas can be an expensive endeavor. Everyone shares a variety of small plates, each costing anywhere from $6 to $18. It's lots of fun to try tons of different dishes, but the little plates can adds up fast. At Masa in the South End, however, tapas in the bar are a much more economical night out.
With a predominantly Southwestern menu, Masa puts a twist on traditional tapas. Instead of ordering a plate about the size of a small appetizer, these tapas are single pieces, about 2 or 3 bites each. Luckily, they only run $1, so you can pick and choose from the list of 10. Platters of all 10 are also available for $10 and are satisfying enough to be a meal. If you have the chance, visit between 5pm and 7pm, when the whole platter is reduced to $5, a truly amazing deal.
And because each tapas is so small, the flavors are intense. The shredded chicken taquito is crispy on the outside with well-seasoned chicken on the inside. The chorizo, sliced and warmed with just a little bit of char on the edges, is salty and chewy and a little sweet from the jam on top. Crispy shrimp are tiny little sweet and spicy nuggets of joy. With so much variety, you'll definitely be able to find something you love.
Originally posted on Bostonist.