I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, however the service was a bit slow and the pacing of the meal seemed sporadic. The red sangria was pretty good, but some of the other drinks were hit or miss (the white sangria wasn't as good).
Amazingly Tapas and great Sangeriah
I went to Kika Tapas on July 4th this year and I would like to share my bad experience. My boyfriend and I love to eat tapas and came across this restaurant while googling for a good restaurant around the Cambridge area. It had good reviews and it had a good location as we wanted to walk to the Charles River area to hear the Boston Pops and see the fireworks (a few blocks down). We got to the restaurant around 7:15pm and were planning on being out by 9pm to walk and see the fireworks. The restaurant looked nice and we sat outside. But then, we noticed the bad service... The waiter was trying to push more tapas on us and said "that will not be enough". He talked like if we didn't know about tapas and we explained that we've had tapas many times before and knew they were small plates. Once we had some, we order a couple more we liked to share. Then he said "I told you so" in a manner that really upset me. But that was not it... The service the whole evening was slow even though there was not many people there. So when it was close to 9pm, and we noticed we were not getting regular visits to see how we were doing, refill our waters, etc, we called the waiter and asked him to start bringing our check because we wanted to see the fireworks by the river. But to bring out check, it took another 20+ mins. So 9:30pm came and yes, we were still sitting there AND THE FIREWORKS STARTED! We could barely see them as the buildings were covering the view! Of course, our waiter show up THEN bringing the check and said, "well there are the fireworks" smiling. REALLY!? I told you all along I wanted to see them by the river and order the check upfront because of that. I was visiting from North Carolina and I was SO so bummed I missed what was going to be the biggest highlight of my trip, the Boston fireworks by the river, due to poor, slow service. I am SO upset about the service - slow and a server with an attitude and it left me with such a bad taste in my mouth about the whole experience. I will NEVER come back here and I recommend you don't either. The food was ok (I've had better tapas) and the service was horrible.
One of the best lunch deals in Kendall Square. A wonderful Churrasco Seared Beef Tenderloin Sandwich, Spicy Chimichurri Sauce, Pimiento Peppers, Served with Mixed Greens with Light Vinaigrette for $9. Service is slow but the result is worth the wait. Sit outside if its a sunny day, but bring your sun glasses--very bright!
it's really about the decor, even though their tapas are good, too. almost all the food is creamy, which works well for things like saffron scallops and the steak sauces. cocktails are slowly improving, but most of them are very sweet right now. red sangria comes out of the tap, or there are 3-4 others types to choose from.