Traditionally only an appetiser or snack before a meal, tapas has quickly become a popular main meal option around the world. The Spanish made-to-share dish allows you to try different combinations of food which is the best choice when you can’t pick just one thing. We headed out to find the tastiest tapas Adelaide has to offer, check out our favourites below.

Words by Kirsty Moore

La Rambla Tapas Bar / 28 Peel Street
Situated in a converted warehouse on the popular Peel Street is authentic Catalan restaurant, La Rambla Tapas Bar. Offering a range of traditional, vegetarian and gluten free options, this bar has tapas to suit everyone’s needs. Looking to get a full Spanish experience? Try their 1 litre sangria ‘Tinto’ jug, inspired from recipe found in a bar in Barcelona. Walk-ins are welcome but get in quick as it soon fills up!

Must try:
Cabra Asada con Setas y Mojo Verde
Slow cooked goat served on mushrooms with a spicy Canary Island sauce

Casablabla / 12 Leigh Street

With the décor and menu drawing influence from multiple cultures, it’s no surprise Casablabla is always busy! With such a diverse menu, it can be difficult choosing which dishes to try. Take the pressure out of ordering with Casablabla’s Chef’s Choice option, showcasing the restaurants delicious variety. Free Salsa classes also take place on Wednesday nights where customers can enjoy a large tapas platter and 2 glasses of wine for $50 beforehand – so get your friends together and get ready to dance Latino style!

Must try:
Vegan Chilli Con Carne Nachos with Hummus & Avocado Salsa

Melt Pizzeria / Hyde Park | Adelaide | Henley Beach

Popular restaurant Melt Pizzeria is famous for (you guessed it) their incredible pizzas! But did you know they also have a fantastic tapas menu? Whether you are looking for a relaxing meal by the beach or a bustling city vibe, Melt Pizzeria have three different locations to choose from. Tapas options change daily so you are always guaranteed a unique experience with each visit! For first timers, they have house classics available anytime.

Must try:
Pan fried haloumi with pickled onion

La Tapita Spanish Kitchen / O’Connell Street

Within walking distance to the CBD, La Tapita Spanish Kitchen in North Adelaide is a great place to share a meal with friends before heading out on the town! With regular food and drink specials, this traditional Spanish restaurant serves up a mix of seafood, vegetarian and meat tapas to cater for every craving! Looking for a casual catch up with a friend or a dessert date? La Tapita also offer platters and a range of dessert tapas too!

Must Try:
Albondigas con salsa de tomate picante(GF/DF)
Spicy meatballs with tomato salsa served with bread

Bar Torino / 158 Hutt Street

Popular after work spot, Bar Torino is the perfect place to sit outside with a drink in the sunshine and enjoy tapas in it’s true sharing style. With insta worthy food and drinks and a great fit-out to boot make sure you leave time to enjoy the brilliant food in between snaps! Feeling adventurous? Try the bars latest octopus dish served with sweet potato, crispy potato and mussel escabeche.

Must try:
Kingfish Crudo with crème fraîche, citrus, capers, shallot dressing