When we first came to Spain we quickly realized that when we sat down in a bar we had no idea what to order off the tapas menu and we really felt like we were missing out. So we are putting together this quick must try tapas list to help you try some local bar cuisine while on your Spanish adventure!
Pimientos de Padrón: Yumy little green peppers fried and sprinkled with salt.
Patatas bravas: Potatoes cut into chunks fried and covered in a spicy tomato sauce.
Tortilla española: This is a massive potato omelet that sometimes has onion in it, served in a wedge like a piece of cake.
Gambas Ajillo: Shrimp cooked in olive oil, flavoured with garlic and chili.
Allioli: This is a delicious garlic dip, which is lovely for dunking your bread into.
Boquerones fritos: These are delicious small anchovies floured and deep fried.
Croquetas: The most popular of these tasty deep fried balls are ham or cod but they do come in a variety of meat, cheese and vegetable fillings.
Jamón Ibérico: One tapas you can find in any bar is “Iberian Ham” which is a type of cured ham produced in Spain and Portugal. It’s sliced very thinly and typically served with toasted bread or honey dew melon.
Pan Tumaca: This is a very simple dish of bread, tomatoe, olive oil and salt. Depending on your taste you can add tortilla or cheese.
Aceitunas: Probably the most typical tapas you will find at any bar is the classic olive! They can be stuffed with anchovy or red pepper, and tossed in olive oil.