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The Best Philly Restaurants for Tapas and Small Plates

From charcuterie and cheese to tortillas and ceviches, swing by these spots for fantastic tapas and small plates

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With roots in Spain, tapas have achieved worldwide appeal, and Philadelphia stands as a testament to their widespread popularity. From charcuterie and cheese to tortillas and ceviches, these small, shareable plates offer a lovely opportunity to try something new or to sample a plethora of dishes and flavors in one sitting. If you’re yearning for a taste of European and Latin goodness, swing by these spots for some fantastic small plates.

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A newcomer to Rittenhouse Square, Bolo’s menu is heavily influenced by Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. Here, you can get a taste of flavorful ceviches, meat and vegetable skewers, or tostones, all designed for sharing. If you visit with a hearty appetite, consider ordering the chef’s tasting, a bountiful selection of menu items.

With locations in Center City and Washington Square West, Tria is one of the city’s most popular spots for small plates and wine. The menu offers variations of charcuterie boards and cheeses and features small plates such as truffle egg toast, warm gorgonzola-stuffed figs, and goat cheese with basil pesto bruschetta.

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This well-known Rittenhouse Square corner bar and restaurant places an intentional focus on bringing Latin flavors to life through heartwarming vegan dishes. The offerings include a mix of familiar and inventive dishes, ranging from papas fritas and Nachos to Peruvian yuka and buffalo cauliflower tacos.

Charlie was a sinner.

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Whether you’re stopping by for happy hour or a late-night snack, Charlie was a sinner, located in Midtown Village, is a must-try for playful cocktails, scrumptious snacks, and appetizing small plates. Leaning heavily into vegetarian and vegan dishes like artichoke frites, potato croquettes, and oyster mushroom fried calamari, here you can order a few items to share or one or two to satisfy your personal dining.

Bodega Bar & Kitchen

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Center City’s Bodega Bar and Kitchen adopts a community-first mindset with a mission to create great food that everyone can enjoy. Serving a variety of Latin dishes, when dining here you can groove to house music while partaking in dishes served tapas-style like empanadas, skewers, and calamari. This spot also offers happy hour and a late-night menu with exclusive items and specials.

Oloroso

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Oloroso is a charming tapas and sherry bar located in Midtown Village. Stop by to try an assortment of charcuterie and cheese, tapas, and larger plates, or opt for one of their three tasting menu options (which include a 5-course and chef’s tasting option).

Chef Jose Garces’ first restaurant, Amada, remains as popular today as when it opened nearly twenty years ago. Its original location in Old City pays homage to traditional Spanish fare with iconic favorites such as patatas bravas, croquetas (ham croquettes), and albondigas (lamb meatballs). Visit during happy hour for $6 tapas and drink specials, or make a reservation for dinner or brunch to experience the full menu.

Fitz on 4th

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Fitz on 4th in Queen Village is celebrated for its menu featuring fresh, vegan dishes, including multiple gluten-free options. Although the menu is often adjusted to accommodate in-season ingredients, diners can consistently expect tapas-style portions influenced by both European and Latin American cuisines.

Grace & Proper

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Situated in the Italian Market, Grace and Proper is a Euro-centric wine bar known for its laid-back atmosphere and a regularly changing menu that offers small plates popularized across Europe and the Mediterranean, made with ingredients such as tinned fish, cured meats, and tortillas. If you’d like to visit, note that the restaurant operates on a walk-in basis and does not take reservations.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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Situated on a prominent corner in East Passyunk, Barcelona Wine Bar pays homage to Spanish cuisine through its extensive menu of tapas. Build your own charcuterie board, nibble on bacon-wrapped dates, or go big with one of its paellas (served with three portion options), all while sipping on a glass of high-quality wine.

Bolo

A newcomer to Rittenhouse Square, Bolo’s menu is heavily influenced by Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. Here, you can get a taste of flavorful ceviches, meat and vegetable skewers, or tostones, all designed for sharing. If you visit with a hearty appetite, consider ordering the chef’s tasting, a bountiful selection of menu items.

Tria

With locations in Center City and Washington Square West, Tria is one of the city’s most popular spots for small plates and wine. The menu offers variations of charcuterie boards and cheeses and features small plates such as truffle egg toast, warm gorgonzola-stuffed figs, and goat cheese with basil pesto bruschetta.

Bar Bombón

This well-known Rittenhouse Square corner bar and restaurant places an intentional focus on bringing Latin flavors to life through heartwarming vegan dishes. The offerings include a mix of familiar and inventive dishes, ranging from papas fritas and Nachos to Peruvian yuka and buffalo cauliflower tacos.

Charlie was a sinner.

Whether you’re stopping by for happy hour or a late-night snack, Charlie was a sinner, located in Midtown Village, is a must-try for playful cocktails, scrumptious snacks, and appetizing small plates. Leaning heavily into vegetarian and vegan dishes like artichoke frites, potato croquettes, and oyster mushroom fried calamari, here you can order a few items to share or one or two to satisfy your personal dining.

Bodega Bar & Kitchen

Center City’s Bodega Bar and Kitchen adopts a community-first mindset with a mission to create great food that everyone can enjoy. Serving a variety of Latin dishes, when dining here you can groove to house music while partaking in dishes served tapas-style like empanadas, skewers, and calamari. This spot also offers happy hour and a late-night menu with exclusive items and specials.

Oloroso

Oloroso is a charming tapas and sherry bar located in Midtown Village. Stop by to try an assortment of charcuterie and cheese, tapas, and larger plates, or opt for one of their three tasting menu options (which include a 5-course and chef’s tasting option).

Amada

Chef Jose Garces’ first restaurant, Amada, remains as popular today as when it opened nearly twenty years ago. Its original location in Old City pays homage to traditional Spanish fare with iconic favorites such as patatas bravas, croquetas (ham croquettes), and albondigas (lamb meatballs). Visit during happy hour for $6 tapas and drink specials, or make a reservation for dinner or brunch to experience the full menu.

Fitz on 4th

Fitz on 4th in Queen Village is celebrated for its menu featuring fresh, vegan dishes, including multiple gluten-free options. Although the menu is often adjusted to accommodate in-season ingredients, diners can consistently expect tapas-style portions influenced by both European and Latin American cuisines.

Grace & Proper

Situated in the Italian Market, Grace and Proper is a Euro-centric wine bar known for its laid-back atmosphere and a regularly changing menu that offers small plates popularized across Europe and the Mediterranean, made with ingredients such as tinned fish, cured meats, and tortillas. If you’d like to visit, note that the restaurant operates on a walk-in basis and does not take reservations.

Barcelona Wine Bar

Situated on a prominent corner in East Passyunk, Barcelona Wine Bar pays homage to Spanish cuisine through its extensive menu of tapas. Build your own charcuterie board, nibble on bacon-wrapped dates, or go big with one of its paellas (served with three portion options), all while sipping on a glass of high-quality wine.

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