I’ll be honest I had always heard of Tapas and knew they were a spanish dish, but was never sure what they really were. Now that I spent over a week in Spain I know exactly what they are. Tapas are like mini appetizers that you share with everyone at the table. Tapas come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Here I will show you a variety of Tapas I had during my time in Valencia and Granada.
Even though we didn’t do much in Valencia we did manage to eat tapas a few times. Here we have the basic bread & cheese tapas.
Those were some of the ones that I had in Valencia. Now Granada was a game changer. In Granada they take pride in the variety of Tapas they offer and they also take pride in being one of the only places in Spain that have kept the tradition alive of when you order a drink you get a free tapa. Yes you read right you order a 1-3euro drink & you receive a free Tapa. The good thing is the more drinks you order the better the tapas get. You can go Tapas hoping around the city or sometimes hang out at a certain tapas bar and havea few drinks to get better things. Here are some of the amazing tapas I had in Granada.
Later that night we attend a flamenco show and I ordered a tuna with strawberryjam on bread tapa. At 1st I was like how the hell does that taste, but had to try so I did. The verdict it tast so damn good. Now I wanna mix my tuna and strawberry jam…lol!!!
Later that night a group from the hostel decided to visit a seafood tapas bar. We were only going to order one and then hit another one, but loved it so much we ordered 3 dirnks each so we could see what else we would get. With our 1st drink we got octopus legs with olives and salad. It was so damn good.
Then our 3 order of drinks we got fresh shrimp with fish patties along with potato salad. It was like a mini surprise of unkown each time we would order a drink. All 3 of them tasted so good. We could have stayed here for ever but we wanted to visit another tapas bar.
Eating all these tapas reminded me of the time I went Pupusa mania in El Salvador. Unlike Pupusas I loved the fact that you have a choice of so many different types of Tapas to choose from. I only spent 2 nights in Granada and knew I could have easly spent a week there not only exploring the amazing town that it is, but going to all the different types of Tapas bars that they have. It was so cheap to eat there because hello I am a beer drinker and normaly do spend 2-3euro on a beer so if I could do the same and get a free meal on it why not? I’m looking forward to coming back to Spain and try so more types of Tapas. So have you ever tried Tapas? Did you know what Tapas were? It’s okay because I had no clue either. After seeing these photos… don’t you want come to Spain and eat your heart away?