10 Tapas to Make Your Mouth Water

Spain is known throughout the world for its culturally unique style of alimentation and portions: Tapas. Tapas are small portions of all kinds of food, from olives to patatas bravas, croquetas, jamón serrano, fish, meat, and anything else you can imagine.  Going out for tapas is a popular culinary and leisure tradition in Spain. Now, the Centro MundoLengua team is going to share with you the ten best tapas that Spain has to offer. ¡Qué aproveches!

Salmojero – by Irene

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“My favorite tapa is salmorejo. I love the flavor of this cold soup that you can enjoy throughout the year, although summer is an excellent time to combat the heat and eat healthfully at the same time with this Spanish tapa.”

Tortilla española – by Antonio:

“My favorite tapa is tortilla española!  It is absolutely exquisite and there are so many different ways of making it, fine, course, with onion, without onion, with the egg cooked medium, or more over easy. Additionally, there are several different varieties like tortilla Sacromonte, which contains peppers and chorizo or tortilla with a hint of whiskey, with its unique sauce.”

Caramelized goat cheese – by Aurore

“Caramelized goat cheese with honey is one of my favorites. If you come to Spain, you have to try it! The balanced combination of bread, onion, caramel and an excellent goat cheese from Andalucía is incredible!

Adobo – by Noemi

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“Adobo, will draw you in with its delicious scent. The tapa contains fish, which makes it healthy, and the sauce gives it its decadent flavor…It’s the perfect tapa for all times of the year, I recommend the 100% Blanco Cerrillo variety. It will be calling your name from down the street!”

Boquerones en vinagre – by David

Boquerones en Vinagre
Photo by Kent Wang via Flickr
“My favorite tapa is anchovies with vinegar. Although, it doesn’t sound too appetizing, I assure you that there is nothing more savory than this dish. My mouth waters just thinking of the mixture of these flavors!”

Ensaladilla rusa – by Arantza

Ensaladilla Rusa
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“I do not usually eat mayonnaise, but I love potatoes and I think the combination of salad with tuna, peas, carrots…is magnificent! I habitually order ensaladilla rusa at any and every tapas bar and I keep a tally of the best ensaladilla rusa. Which bars have the best? You will have to ask me! :)”

Garbanzos with spinach – by Isabel

Photo by Camilla Felicori via Flickr
“My mother always used to make this tapa. Whenever I have garbanzos with spinach I think about how great my mother is and what it was like to be a child.”

Solomillo al whisky – by Nuria

Zaragoza | Hotel Goya | Medallones de solomillo
Photo by Mover el Bigote via Flickr
“Solomillo al whisky is one of the most famous and authentic Sevillian tapas. You can find it in any bar. If you try it and like it, don’t hesitate in asking me for a recipe!”

Montadito de pringá- by Yaye

Montadito de pringá: is a little bocadillo that I like when dining out with friends and especially friends not from Spain. It´s special not only because of the food, but also the name is purely Spanish. You will not find la pringá in any other culture: many varieties of pork, beef, and pork extracts. Everything put together makes this little bocadillo something that you have to try!”

“Beans with jamón” – by Stefanie :

Habas con jamón
Photo by Jennifer Woodard Madera via Flickr
“Beans with jamón is one of my favorite tapas, it is healthful and flavorful because of one very important ingredient: jamón ibérico. If you are not in Spain and you want beans with jamón you can substitute jamón ibérico for york ham or bacon (but it won´t be the same!).
Have you enjoyed our list of Spanish tapas? Has one of them caught your interest? What is your favorite tapa?

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