Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Tampa

Columbia Restaurant

Celebrating its centennial in 2015, this Spanish Cuban restaurant is the oldest in Florida. Occupying an entire block, it consists of 15 elegant dining rooms and romantic, fountain-centered courtyards. Many of the g…
Top Choice Tapas in Asheville

Cúrate

Owned by hip Ashevillian chef Katie Button and her Catalan husband Félix, this convivial downtown hangout celebrates the simple charms and sensual flavors of Spanish tapas, while adding an occasional Southern twist.…
Top Choice Tapas in Durham

Mateo

A poster child for Durham’s remarkable comeback, this James Beard–nominated ‘bar de tapas’ is downtown’s culinary anchor. Many dishes come with a Southern bent, and particular revelations include the pan com tomate …
Top Choice Spanish in Little Havana

El Carajo

Pass the Pennzoil please. We know it is cool to tuck restaurants into unassuming spots, but the Citgo station on SW 17th Ave? Really? Really. Walk past the motor oil into a Granadan wine cellar and try not to act to…
Top Choice Tapas in The Strip

Julian Serrano Tapas

A splash of sunset colors stolen straight from Ibiza enlivens this sociable tapas bar, positioned for prime people-watching just off Aria's hotel lobby. Start off with white sangria, then choose several small plates…
Top Choice Tapas in East of the Strip

Firefly

Firefly is always packed with a fashionable local crowd, who come for well-prepared Spanish and Latin American tapas, such as patatas bravas, chorizo-stuffed empanadas and vegetarian bites such as garbanzo beans sea…
Top Choice Basque in Westside

Cooks & Soldiers

A game-changing Westside choice, this Basque-inspired hot spot specializes in pintxos (Basque-like tapas) and wood-fired asadas (grills) designed to share. Both the food and cocktails are outstanding. Highlights inc…
Top Choice Spanish in South Loop & Near South Side

Mercat a la Planxa

This Barcelona-style tapas and seafood restaurant buzzes in an enormous, convivial room where light streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. It cooks all the specialties of Catalonia and stokes a festive atm…
Top Choice Tapas in Newark

Mompou

With a zinc bar and a snappy cocktail list, this chic bar-lounge hums with convivial conversation. Tapas include bacaloa (salted-cod croquettes), patatas bravas, txistorra (basque sausage) and, our fave, calamari in…
Top Choice Tapas in Candlewood Lake

Ibiza Tapas

We challenge you not to gorge yourself on too many small plates at this exceptional tapas restaurant in an unexceptional strip mall in industrial Danbury. Friendly staff who obviously love their job makes it even ea…