Thursday, 22nd October, is World Tapas Day! That should not only be celebrated in Spain, where the little delights comes from, but also in Ireland. No matter if you prefer simple, cold tapas such as olives, Allioli and cheese or warm and rather special versions such as Chorizo al vino or Empanadillas – there is a Tapas-option for every taste!
You can join an active Tapas-experience by taking part in Dublins Tapas Trail : During this three-hour guided tour trough Dublin you’re going to visit three Tapas restaurants and sample many different Tapas and wines.
If you want a little less action and sit in an authentic Spanish restaurant to enjoy your Tapas and wine, here are the Top 5 places for you!
Probably the most Spanish place in Dublin: Boqueria Tapas Restaurant in Stoneybatter! The restaurant is inspired by the famous market hall La Boqueria de Barcelona and the atmosphere in Dublin’s Boqueria is almost as vibrant as the original one in Barcelona. Headchef Matt Fuller dreamt about being a cook since he was a child and you should take the chance to try his delicious creations!
2. KC Peaches
Tapas and wine with your family or friends in a cosy winecave, hidden in Nassau Street – sounds tempting to you? KC Peaches is perfect for casual dining as they serve a delicious food menu with a range of small and large sharing dishes, using all-natural and locally sourced as well as a very varied wine menu.
This place has become an incredibly trendy and popular spot in recent years in the middle of Dublin. Not only the location is special – there is an open-air, heated area for customers in front of the Market Bar, and the building itself has been converted from an original Dublin warehouse into a funky bar and restaurant – but also the delicious Spanish and Mediterranean tapas menu and extensive wine selection. Come with your colleagues, friends or family and soak up this vibrant atmosphere!
Salamanca Tapas Bar & Restaurant is said to be one of Dublin’s finest Tapas restaurants, providing a wide range of stunning tapas that you can pair with some equally great Spanish wines, all served by authentic Spanish chefs. The warm, Mediterranean decor in the restaurant makes you feel like you’re somewhere in the middle of Spain and not directly on St Andrew Street…
5. Bon Appetit
In the northern part of Dublin’s city centre, Bon Appetit in Malahide serves a really fine and exquisite Tapas menu in their Tapas and Wine Bar on the ground floor of the Georgian townhouse. Try one of the wines from the vast wine menu and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere! Tapas are served Tuesday to Saturday from 18:00.