Are you planning to eat tapas in Spain? Great, it should definitely be one of your priorities while you are here. Tapas are the best initiation to Spanish gastronomy – tasty, small and cheap!
Can you think of a better image of Spain? Tapas, olive oil, jamón, red wine… These are just a couple of delicacies you’ll taste while you’re here.
Fortunately, we started to export our traditional gastronomical products abroad a few years ago. Now that tapas have become international you can find tapas restaurants almost everywhere. A few years ago I stumbled upon a tapas bar in Bangkok in one of my trips…
Call me a chauvinist but I am truly convinced that you need to come here in order to enjoy the real tapas experience.
No matter where you are, you should look for the following pattern in a tapas bar:
Apart from that, my best advice is: start late. By late I mean no sooner than 13:00 (lunch) or 21:00 (dinner). It sounds crazy for the rest of the world but for us having dinner at 18:00 is as weird as it is for an American to do so at 22:00.
If you order cleverly you can have a great meal spending very little money. Here are a few tricks that will allow you to save a lot of money while eating fabulous tapas in Spain:
And now, the most important thing: grab the bar tender’s attention soon otherwise you’ll never be served (remember bars will be packed if you start late as I told you). Now, how can you do that? A piece of cake: