15 Spanish Tapas Favorites

Throw a tapas party for your next shindig! These "little plates" are super simple to prepare, requiring only a few quality ingredients, but deliver unforgettably bold flavors.

Roasted Bell Peppers with Sherry Vinegar

"Absolutely beautiful! The fact that it remains great at room temperature makes it a perfect accompaniment for other dishes."

-Peter J

Patatas Bravas

"This recipe is absolutely to-die-for! While the potatoes are perfectly great, the sauce is amazing!"


Honey Glazed Fried Manchego Cheese

"Oh, boy! Guess what I just found on my grocer's shelf? Manchego!"


Garbanzos & Chorizo

"This cooked up in a snap and made a tasty, quick supper for this garbanzo-bean lover!"


Ham, Cheese & Olives Empanadas

"These are so good! I got four empanadas from the recipe - one was made with ham, and the other three without to make them vegetarian."

-Dreamer in Ontario

Wild Mushroom & Garlic Tapas

"I often make mushrooms in a wine sauce, but have previously always used red wine. This was an excellent and very enjoyable alternative!"

-Az G

Spanish Spiced Almonds

"These nuts were really easy to make and came out smelling beautifully! The spice mix is a little exotic with the added cumin and was very well received."


Padron Peppers

"Warning: These are addictive, and a brilliant tapas recipe! This recipe is from a family that farms Padron peppers in Spain."


Bacon Wrapped Dates

"This is a sweet and salty treat! The idea to partially cook the bacon is very helpful."


Sizzling Garlic Prawns

"The best part of this wonderful dish is dipping a baguette into the sherry/garlic butter!"


Spanish Tortilla

"This was very good and ready in no time. I used my KitchenAid slicer, and the potatoes were cut in about 30 seconds!"


Lemon Olive Tapas

"What a little gem to pull from the fridge when guests drop in! Simple enough to make, yet the olives have a degree of sophistication."

-Sweet Baboo

Spanish Tomato Bread

"Yum! I served these at a Spanish-themed book club discussion last night along with sangria and a variety of other tapas. They were a hit."

-Brooke Gomez

Roasted-Pepper-Stuffed Mushrooms

"We brought it to a New Year's Eve hors d'oeuvres party, and it was the first thing to disappear! A definite crowd-pleaser."


Sticks of Ham with Honey

"These were so tasty for the amount of work that went into making them (next to nothing)! I loved how the honey acted as a glue between the crunchy bread stick and the silky ham."