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Find the best tapas bars on the island
On this page you will find everything you want to know about going to eat tapas on the island of Menorca.
We also present a selection of tapas restaurants where you can taste Spanish tapas and Menorcan tapas.
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What are tapas
Tapas is a selection of portions of different Spanish culinary specialties.
There is no specific list of tapas, nor a single recipe for each type of tapa.
When one goes to eat at a tapas restaurant, choose several tapas from the tapas menu.
There is an huge number of different tapas, and the list continues to grow with the ingenuity of the tapas cooks of each restaurant.
It can be said that there is a group of tapas that a diner can find in any tapas bar in the world:
The most popular tapas
Types of covers
Raciones: Raciones are small plates with portions of avocados that can be served larger. For example: you can order a portion of paella, to combine with other tapas, or you can order a whole plate of paella, which can satisfy an adult.
Montaditos: Montaditos are a tapas specialty from northern Spain, in which on a small slice of bread It serves all kinds of specialties. Normally the tapas cook manages to put more centimeters of food than bread.
Assortments: Assortments are large plates with a certain selection of cheese, ham, sausages, or a combination of all them.
Olives: Olives or other accompanying foods are minor tapas that usually accompany main meals, such as other tapas or drinks
What the caps represent
Tapas as a concept represent the gastronomic identity of the regions of Spain.
Many regions of the Kingdom of Spain have a strong cultural identity, which translates into a unique and distinctive gastronomy.
For example, paella represents the Valencian Community, while little fish represent Andalusia, escalivada represents Catalonia and Galician octopus represents Galicia.a
On a conceptual level, the unity of these and many more dishes (tapas) represent the unity of all these regions that are so different from each other: Spain.
As a Spanish territory, Menorca also contributes local dishes to the national gastronomy in the form of Menorcan Tapas.
This means that in Menorcan tapas restaurants, the chefs prepare Menorcan tapas with local products.
Below, some examples of tapas from Menorca:
These are some examples of Menorcan tapas. If you want to know more, there is nothing better than visiting one of the tapas restaurants in Menorca that offer this specialty click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are the caps?
Little, compared to other meals, since they are usually small portions. You could say that tapas cost between €5 and €15 per plate, depending on the type of food. Important: these are only estimates, since each tapasbar decides its own prices at the beginning of each season.
Can tapas be combined with traditional dishes?
Yes, it is very common for tapas to serve as starters for main courses in classic sizes and quantities.
Which is the best cover?
Variety is the taste ;)↑