We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tres Gatos

#266 of 2,373 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Jamaica Plain
As featured in Best Food in Boston
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
470 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA 02130-2056
+1 617-477-4851
Website
Today
05:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 89: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pricey for the area but well worth it. For 2 people cost around $100 (all included..2 wines only). Eat outside which was nice & weather good. Music inside makes it loud.

Helpful?
Thank susan g
Jerusalem
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tres Gatos is locted in Jamaica Plain. The unassuming front of the restarant doesn't reveal the warmth and homy ambience inside. The cuisine is basically Spanish, but the chef is incredibly creative and everything we ate was completely delicious. We ordered 3 tapas portions and 2 paellas - the vegetable and the seafood. This was plenty for a light dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank SaraJerusalem
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Pumpkin pancakes, deviled eggs, beet salad, olives, bocdillo egg sandwich. Awesome. Went to the book store in the back and bought a book too! Very fun

Helpful?
Thank Gail O
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing meal - the gambas is a must have with some focaccia to mop up the 'crack sauce'. Best on fish and veggie dishes but all great. Staff could not have been more helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Tumblebrutus
ms
Level Contributor
78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My daughter and I walked here from our VRBO upon recommendation of our VRBO owner. We sat outside which was perfect (very noisy inside on a friday night)....wait staff was super friendly, helpful, attentive. We just got sangria, wine and the salami tray, cheese tray and olives. Olives were warm and amazing. So, so good. Perfect light dinner after eating... More 

Helpful?
Thank bev042660
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our friend that lives here brought us over for brunch - cutest place - nice service and really good funky creative dishes - will come back to try dinner

Helpful?
Thank mdeharo
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went here with another couple on a weekday night. The other couple had had good experience. We were not impressed with the service; it was adequate. The food was definitely not as good as we'd heard. The soup of the evening, watermelon gazpacho, was mostly a broth with a heavy dose of what tasted like Worchestershire sauce and almost... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paula M
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was a perfect experience: wonderful, helpful and friendly service, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommended! We were 3 adults, and shared 6 plates, which was more than enough (we could have stopped after 4, but it was sooo good :)).

Helpful?
Thank Eva K
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff! Cool record store in the back that will play whatever you want in the dining room! Great vibe anytime of the year!

Helpful?
Thank Stephen M
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We enjoyed our dinner on the patio from beginning to end. Our waiter helped us to find the perfect wine, and was most attentive without hovering. We loved: the cerviche, the striped bass, the Romano beans, the lentils and the chickpea fritters (unexpectedly creamy). We ended the meal with a delicious fruit topped dessert that was similar to a cream... More 

Helpful?
Thank ERG0716

Travellers who viewed Tres Gatos also viewed

 

Been to Tres Gatos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 23:00
Thursday
05:30 - 23:00
Friday
05:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA 02130-2056
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-477-4851

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tres Gatos staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jamaica Plain

Neighbourhood Profile
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
Explore this neighbourhood