If you tend to have a difficult time choosing a dish off the menu at restaurants, tapas may be the solution to your problem. Tapas are smaller plates that allow for you to order many different dishes and try them all. Often, tapas are a great option for sharing with family and friends as well. While tapas originated in Spanish cuisine, they can also be found in other types of cuisines these days. These DFW restaurants allow you to enjoy many different dishes from all around the world.
Cafe Izmir
3711 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-7788
www.cafeizmir.comCafe Izmir is a small neighborhood restaurant that serves home-cooked Mediterranean tapas plates. The doors to the restaurant opened in 1996, and the dishes started from a book of family recipes. The menu here incorporates flavors from many areas, including Lebanon, Greece and Turkey, among others. On the weekends, you can enjoy Spanish guitar music at the restaurant. Cafe Izmir provides a comfortable but upscale dining experience.
Pera Wine And Tapas
6006 Beltline Road
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 404-1700
www.perawineandtapas.comAnother great Mediterranean tapas restaurant is Pera Wine and Tapas. As you can see in the name, the restaurant specializes in delicious tapas plates and good wine to pair with those plates. You can enjoy live acoustic music on Friday and Saturday nights, and Thursday nights are ladies night. Pera’s chef and owner, Habip Kargin, was born in Turkey and is passionate about his food. He has over 15 years of experience in the art of cooking and has received positive reviews for his cooking and hospitality.
Casa Rubia
3011 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 513-6349
www.casarubiadfw.comAt Casa Rubia, you will find a new twist on traditional Spanish tapas, charcutería and paella. All of these dishes can be paired with a Spanish wine off the extensive list you will find here. The restaurant has one the largest selections of sherries, Spanish beers and cidras, as well. Casa Rubia was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for “Best New Restaurant” in 2014, in addition to many other nominations and awards. Chef and owner, Omar Flores, was a semi-finalist for “Food and Wine Best New Chef” and a finalist for “Best Chef” by the James Beard Foundation.Related: Best Tapas In Dallas
The Woolworth
1520 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 814-0588
www.thewoolworthdallas.comThe owners of The Woolworth have more than 40 years between them in the food and beverage industry. The Woolworth offers a fusion of different types of cuisines alongside handcrafted cocktails. The food and the cocktails are creative and delicious. The dishes often offer a unique twist on classics, like the sliders made with organic beef, pecan bacon, berry compote and Texas goat cheese. If you’re looking for a fun but low-key environment to enjoy good food and drinks, The Woolworth is an ideal option.
Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
www.mothinthe.netMeddlesome Moth is located in the Trinity Design District and offers a full bar as well as 40 draught beers, two live ales and 85 different bottled beers to pair with the shareable tapas dishes. Many of the plates allow for you to try something a little different like the crispy sweetbreads or the beef bone marrow. The dishes are made for sharing, so Meddlesome Moth is a great option for sharing a meal with family or friends. In nicer weather, the beautiful patio area is perfect for dining.Related: Best Small Plates & Tapas In Dallas
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