Looking for the best places for Tapas in Cardiff? We’ve got you covered. There are several places in the city where you can feast on delicious small plates.
What originally began as a small Spanish bar snack, has evolved into a fully-fledged dinner option in restaurants and bars across the world, including Cardiff.
These days all manner of venues in the city are offering up some delicious tapas and small plate options, think more ‘Calamares a la Romana’, rather than a sad side of olives.
The tapas revolution has arrived, so you had better jump on that continental bandwagon. Here’s a roundup of the best tapas and small plates in Cardiff.
Bar 44 Cardiff City Centre
This super popular small chain of tapas restaurants serves seriously authentic Spanish tapas, with meticulous attention to detail right down to the décor.
Here you will find, sherry by the barrel, an open kitchen, Spanish style mosaics and moreish hand-carved Jamon.
Bar 44 Cardiff features a range of ever-changing small plates, including some tapas favourites such as slow roast belly pork, patatas bravas and jamón croquetas.
Their tapas dishes are cooked to order and come out to the table as and when they are ready.
With an excellent selection of wine and a buzzing atmosphere, Bar 44 is the perfect place to eat, drink and share delicious small plates with friends.
Santiago’s has two branches in Cardiff, one in the city centre and one in the leafy suburb of Whitchurch.
In both restaurants, you can find authentic Spanish Tapas made with the finest and freshest ingredients.
Get a little taste of Spain with menu offerings such as galician octopus, pinchos de pollo and garlic prawns.
Currado is a Spanish bar, restaurant and deli shop in Cardiff that sticks to the Spanish philosophy of ‘drop in and have a beer and a pintxos’.
This inviting bar offers customers a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, where you can feast upon traditional dishes from Northern Spain, washed down with some fabulous Spanish wine.
Typical menu offerings include delicious Paella del campo with abanico iberico & rabbit.
You can also take home a little taste of Spain by purchasing some quality items from their delectable deli.
Society Standard is a hipster paradise with industrial decor and minimalist vibes, located on foodie corridor, Whitchurch road.
Sip on carefully crafted coffee. or imbibe in a drink from the bar and feast upon their delectable small plates are also plated perfection.
Their pretty tapas dishes are definitely one of the most Instagrammable dishes in Cardiff.
Typical small plate offerings include Grilled Aubergine Bruschetta, Serrano Ham and Vietnamese Prawns. It’s a great place to hang with friends, fill up on tasty small plates and indulge in a few wines.
Revolución de Cuba Cardiff
This lively Cuban themed bar and restaurant serves up small plates of zesty, Latin American themed tapas. It’s a great place to get a taste of Latin America in Cardiff.
As well as featuring live bands, It’s also one of the best places for salsa dancing in cardiff, if you want to burn off some of those small plates.
Typical small plate offerings include Albondigas, Calamari and Mojito Prawns.
Make sure to also check out their marvellous cocktail menu, they have the best sharing teapots and punchbowls in the city.
Best small plates in Cardiff
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