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Published July 4th 2012
Tapas is an assortment of Spanish style appetizers or snacks, served either hot or cold. Tapas is traditionally served in Spanish bars or restaurants as 'starters' but patrons can combine several dishes to make a main meal. There are a few places in the Perth area where you can sample the delights of Spain but Where's the Best Tapas in Perth?
The Gypsy Tapas House in Fremantle is a popular place for locals to enjoy quality meals in a relaxed, friendly environment. Live music adds to the atmosphere and so does the décor. The Gypsy Tapas House offers a variety of traditional Tapas dishes at $8.00 each or you can enjoy the Tapas Banquet at $40.00 per head and don't forget to try the Sangria.
Andaluz Bar and Tapas in Perth serves a variety of dishes with the traditional flavours and textures of Spanish cuisine. Available from noon each day, there is an all-day menu full of tasty dishes just right for sharing or a late supper menu available from 10pm.
In West Perth, the Amorphas Tapas Bar and Restaurant has a contemporary European style and serves Tapas style food at the bar or in the restaurant. Then ample menu has a variety of delicious dishes, priced from $8.00, small flavoursome dishes that are meant to be shared with friends.
Amorphas Tapas Bar and Restaurant
The popular Duende Tapas Bar in Leederville offers an array of unique foods to tempt you. With over 30 different dishes to choose from including savoury, cheesy, spicy and sweet foods, there is something to suit everyone. The décor is fantastic - an exotic mixture of leather booths, wooden furniture, beaded curtains and Persian rugs.
The picture in the areticle below represents what would be referred to as Pinchos.. regional to basque contry (im guessing san sebastian or pamplona)
Pinchos are typically served with a skewer in the item, 'pinching" the food to eat.. U will usual always pay for pinchos separately. Tapas on the other hand came about after the King of Spain noted the benefit of a small snack/meal when drinking (better health, sex, social behaviour etc) and enacted a law that a small accompaniment should be served with the Cerveza, Vino and Sangria (at no additional cost to the patron)....The lines have become blurred over the years,. If your thinking of tackling a tapas night out, it should start with drinks and then something to eat from the selection available (be it pinchos or tapas) I personally prefer pinchos for the flavour combinations and variety..
If your after awesome small portions of good foor - Andalus and Pata Negra, no different from sharing entrees etc at another restaurant..
For a night out, start with the refrescos, (free tapas if your in catalan region, a long way away) and then graze on a colourful selection of pinchos throughout the evening (Leederville) - helps if you know soeone that has been to spain to help make sense of it as thy dont displaty their pinchos like the do in the north!