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Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

October 19, 2010 10:11 PM

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You’ve heard it since you were little: It’s nice to share. While it may be hard to do when it comes to that last slice of chocolate cake, sharing tapas and small plates is easy and fun. The more you share, the more you get to try! Ready to play nice? Here are the best spots in Dallas to bring a friend or two (or three).

cafe izmir Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

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Cafe Izmir

3711 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-7788
http://www.cafeizmir.com

A great spot to enjoy Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, and Persian cuisine. Every first Thursday of the month they host an art show featuring local artists whose work remains on display until the next month.

Cafe Madrid

4501 Travis Street
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 528-1731
http://www.cafemadrid-dallas.com

One of the best places for Spanish-style small plates in the city, Cafe Madrid has an extensive menu with tempting dishes like grilled quail and cured chorizo. Luckily, you can try lots of them when you’re sharing.

meddlesome moth Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

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Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
http://www.mothinthe.net

It’s a fantastic gastropub with a perfect patio and a luxe, yet casual atmosphere. Their menu boasts an impressively long and diverse beer list and share plates, including veal sweetbreads, five-spice pork belly, and fried hominy.

samar Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

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Samar

2100 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-9922
http://www.samarrestaurant.com

Specializing in international flavors, Samar’s menu is separated into three regional categories: Spain, India, and the Eastern Mediterranean. Exotic dishes like sous-vide pork tenderloin with apples, saffron, and vanilla are served in a beautifully opulent setting with tent canopies and Persian tapestries.

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Sangria Tapas Y Bar

4524 Cole Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-4863
http://www.sangriatapasybar.com

As the name suggests, their sangria is great, especially the sparkling variation made with Licor 43 and fresh raspberries. A full pitcher is under $25 and makes the perfect companion to their Mediterranean tapas.

si tapas Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

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Si Tapas

2207 Allen Street
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 720-0324
http://www.sitapasdallas.com

With an emphasis on authentic Spanish cuisine, Si Tapas offers the classic fare as well as an interesting offering of cold tapas, including marinated roasted red peppers and potato shrimp salad. They’re light and nice for Summer evenings when almost everything sounds too heavy.

victor tangos Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas

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Victor Tangos

3001 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 252-8595
http://www.victortangos.com

Expect for Victor tangos to be packed on the weekends, because of their excellent cocktails and culinary highlights; like lobster BLT sliders, mini crispy carnitas tacos, and flatbread with hatch peppers, roasted corn, and caramelized onions.

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