Who doesn’t love to taste a bunch of delicious dishes all in one sitting?  Tapas and Spanish style cooking have a large presence in the Florida restaurant scene, however these small typically small savory dishes have also extended into all different cuisines over time. Florida has an extensive amount of restaurants serving incredible tapas.

We did the work for you and narrowed it down to our top 10! So grab a friend and check out these favorite local spots for some mixing, matching and an unbeatable experience!

Originally Published: December 9, 2021

10 Best Tapas Restaurants in Florida:

Bulla Gastrobar (Winter Park + Tampa)

A fun, casual gathering place inspired by the most popular tapas-style restaurants in Spain. Much like those famous gastrobars in Spain, Bulla is devoted to serving unique Spanish and Catalan dishes created with the finest and freshest ingredients. While the bar at Bulla is the center of attraction, the emphasis is on quality gastronomic creations around a distinct ambiance designed to entice the senses and stimulate your appetite.

Santiago’s Bodega (Key West, Orlando + Almonte Springs)

Bodega’s has an eclectic atmosphere, true to the special small plate fare it serves up.  The food is amazing – with fresh ingredients, they serve traditional tapas with a twist.

Tapa Toro (Orlando)

Tapa Toro is well known for its tapas and perfect wine pairings.  All the food is fresh and they only use the best ingredients.  The vibe of the restaurant is a lively energy, but yet low key and inviting. 

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar (Tampa)

This restaurant has been around for decades and serves up traditional tapas with only the freshest hand selected ingredients.  It is family owned and you feel welcome right when you walk in!  The recipes have been passed down for generations. This is a must visit when in Tampa to get delicious food and a little history.

bha! bha! Persian Bistro (Naples)

This restaurant is one of a kind.  It is a mix of old school with the new and the result is amazingly delicious.  They use traditional persian flavors and spices and every dish is like a taste sensation. 

Patio Tapas & Beer (Boca Raton)

Creative and best quality plates are presented in both a traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, all in a relaxed, sophisticated, upscale European style atmosphere!

Candela (Wilton Manors)

Candela loves to mix food, fun and wine together to create something fantastic.  Their tapas are fresh and innovative.  The paella and sangria are not to be missed. They offer indoor and outdoor dining.

Bites & Bubbles (Orlando)

This local spot has breathtaking views and dynamite food.  They offer tapas as well as other dishes, like their burger, which they are well known for.  The name says it all – you can get great food along with fun bubbly drinks!    

Mamey (Miami)

Mamey has a well known head Chef Patel who creates inspired authentic cuisine with a twist.  It is a mix of Cuban, Caribbean and other flavors.  They have indoor and outdoor dining. The outdoor deck feels like you are on vacation surrounded by everything tropical.  This restaurant is a must-try in Miami!

 Spanglish (Miami)

Spanglish as the name suggests is a mix of Spanish and American cuisines.  This restaurant has wonderful tapas and a great ambiance. 


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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