There is a great tradition of tapas in Sitges. Not only that the town hosts the winning restaurant of “Catalonia’s tapa of the year”, but it also hosts the “Tapa a Tapa” and “The Tapa of the year” events which are some of the greatest gastronomic happenings in Catalonia. Tapas is the name of different small Spanish appetizers that you can enjoy before a big meal, or simply serve for dinner.
Tapas can be small plates of food or big plates of food. Mediterranean countries like Spain have a tradition to serve a selection of many small dishes at once. And since the Spaniards and the Latin Americans are truly sociable, tapas are an inherent part of the national culture.
Tapas dishes are often eaten as a light snack with beer, wine or sherry or as a starter enjoyed comfortably while the food is being prepared. In Spain and Sitges, many people might prefer to enjoy it with a glass of sangria or cava. Tapas consists of several sorts of food, such as garlic tomato, baguette, olives, ham, sausages, and bruschetta just to mention a few.
As it’s mainly a social affair, tapas are served during family meetings and meetings with friends. This dish often includes a glass of good wine, that’s why you can enjoy tapas when in wine bars or restaurants. But bars and nightclubs are not an exception – so as you can see, the Spanish really love tapas so you can get them everywhere!
In Sitges you will find many restaurants serving this delicious local food. The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Take a look at the list of the best tapas restaurants in Sitges that are worth trying!
A tapas restaurant El Pou is situated in the very center of Sitges. Their philosophy is to serve Spanish cuisine to people with a clear commitment to quality and service, all this for affordable prices. The menu includes a wide variety of traditional tapas, original tapas or typical Catalan «Coca» bread. What is especially worth trying is the tuna tataki and the wajyu burger. So when in Sitges, this authentic tapas restaurant is certainly a must-visit!
Address: Carrer de Sant Bonaventura, 21, 08870 Sitges
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This tapas bar in Sitges was opened in 1940 and is currently run by the third generation of the Andreu family. What is truly remarkable is the bar’s success in various competitions for the best tapas in town – El Cable won this title four times! Moreover, in 2013, the bar won the prize for the best tapas in Catalonia with “Buscant en Nemo”, a tuna tartar. This place is not just a bar, it’s a local meeting point for many people in Sitges who wish to enjoy a great meal in a cozy atmosphere. If you visit El Cable, you just can’t miss their Patatas Bravas and the award-winning “Buscant en Nemo“.
Address: Carrer Barcelona, 1, 08870 Sitges
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An iconic restaurant in Sitges that preserves good cuisine with a professional chef who constantly studies dishes with an excellent quality. At El Trull you’ll get a truly local and rustic feeling. You’re just a step away from ordering specialties of the Spanish traditional cuisine such as goat cheese salad or exquisite chocolate mousse, which is really the perfect icing on the cake to complete their delicious menu. The intimate and relaxed atmosphere inside with the combination of a beautiful and romantic terrace outside – that’s the perfect way to end your day!
Address: Passatge Mossèn Fèlix Clarà, 3, 08870 Sitges
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