Tapabar in Little Italy never made a lot of noise on the culinary scene—unfortunately. Now, this small, corner restaurant on Eastern Avenue is closed.
I talked to co-owner Carolina Llaguno on the phone and she said that business had not been good. She sounded sad.
It’s hard to understand why the tiny space wasn’t able to hang on. The dining room was sleekly modern, and the tapas were creative. Just to name two: the parrilla Argentina (char-grilled steak with peppers, cod roe, chorizo, and chimichurri sauce) and the seafood paella were delicious.
It makes you wonder why some restaurants are more successful than others, especially as more tapas places are opening. Maybe it’s the location—or something I missed.
For now, adios, Carolina. I wish the best for your future.