Spanish Tapas Recipes

Tapas is synonymous with Spanish culture and cuisine found all over the country – From the lively tapas bars of Madrid to the suave beachside restaurants that line the Mediterranean sea, enjoying a tapa is one of the many pleasures of Spanish cuisine and not to be missed at any opportunity!

We have scoured the stunning landscape of Spain, from the Northern regions of the Basque Country to the sun-soaked southern region of Andalusia and everything in between and have found the best Spanish tapas recipes, and best of all, our step-by-step tapas recipes are easy to make at home!

New Tapas Recipes

a small bowl of mixed seafood sits beside various vegetables and spices

Seafood Pipirrana Salad

10-Minute Recipe | Summer 

a tapas serving of gambas al pil pil

Gambas al Pil Pil

Garlic Prawns with Chili

A tapas serving of Spanish cod fritters sits beside some homemade aioli.

Spanish Cod Fritters

Tortillitas de Bacalao Andaluzas

A small tapas serving of Chicken meatballs with almond sauce sits beside some amonds and aglass of red wine.

Chicken Meatballs with Almond Sauce

Albóndigas de pollo en salsa de almendras

A bowl of butter bean salad with capers and feta cheese.

Butter Bean Salad

with Capers and Feta Cheese

Button mushrooms stuffed with chorizo and garlic.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Chorizo

(Champiñones Rellenos con Chorizo)

A small bowl of Catalan roasted Vegetables

Catalan Roasted Vegetables

Escalivada Catalana | Vegan

A small tapas serving of chorizo in red wine

Chorizo in Red Wine

Ready in Under 30 Minutes | Easy Tapas

Classic Spanish Tapas Recipes

pan-fried spicy shrimp with romesco sauce

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp

with romesco sauce

A small tapas serving of paprika-infused pork bites

Paprika-Infused Pork Bites

Quick & easy tapas recipe

a plate of ensalada rusa is garnished with a few strips of roasted pepper

Ensalada Rusa

Ensaladilla Rusa | Easy Summer Potato Salad

A small ceramic bowl of Albondigas sits in a rich sofrito sauce waiting to be served

Albondigas

Meatballs in smoky sofrito sauce

A small earthenware dish full of Spanish garlic shrimp is topped with Manchego cheese and a sprig of rosemary

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

with rosemary and manchego

close up shot of sizzling garlic shrimp in a earthenweare dish topped with some fresh chopped parsley

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

A large pan of Spanish-style clams in tomato and wine.

Clams in Tomato and Wine

Tapas | Easy Seafood Recipe

Spanish mussels in a rich tomato sofrito sauce sit in a bowl garnished with some fresh parsley.

Spanish Mussels

in a rich tomato sofrito sauce

A small bowl of olive tapenade sits beside some sliced bread.

Olive Tapenade (Vegan)

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

a large slice of tortilla is taken from a freshly cooked tortilla.

Tortilla 2.0

Quick & Easy | 20~ minute recipe

a small glass of vegan salmorejo is held by a hand

Vegan Salmorejo

10 minute recipe | No cook

A small bowl of pan fried squid with green sauce

Pan-Fried Squid

with garlic and parsley sauce

a black bowl is filled with baked empanadas.

Empanadas with Fish and Romesco

Oven-baked | Party Food

a large tapas serving of Spanish garlic zucchinis

Spanish Garlic Zucchini

Easy vegetarian tapas or side

slices of berenjena con miel sit on a crystal plate

Berenjena con Miel

Oven-baked eggplant with honey

Mushrooms and shrimp tapas are served in a small earthenware bowl

Mushroom and Shrimp Tapas

Party food | Easy recipe

a small bowl of padron peppers sprinkled with some salt

Padron Peppers

5-minute recipe | Vegan Tapas

A plate of huevos estrellados sits with potatoes, eggs, and ham.

Huevos estrellados

Madrid-style eggs with potatoes

a small bowl of Fabada Asturiana is served from a large steaming pot.

Fabada Asturiana

Spanish bean stew

a bowl of patatas bravas sits garnished with some fresh parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a small bowl of salmorejo is garnished with some diced egg and serrano ham.

Salmorejo

15-Minute recipe | Vegan Option

Small earthenware dishes filled with papas arrugadas, green mojo, and red mojo sauces.

Papas Arrugadas

with mojo verde and a spicy mojo picón

a large bowl of gazpacho andaluz sits beside some cherry tomatoes

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

Vegan | made in 15 mins!

A plate of lacón a la gallega, Spanish ham, served in a bbq table setting with Jamon iberico in the background

Lacón a la Gallega

Galician cured ham with scalloped potatoes

a small plate holds two slices of pan con tomate

5-minute Pan con Tomate

Spanish tomato bread | Vegan

a plate of garlic mushrooms on a piece of toasted bread

Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champiñones Al Ajillo | Vegan

A small earthenware dish sits filled with Mediterranean Hummus and garnished with some paprika and olive oil

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

a small earthenware dish filled with mariated olives Spanish style.

Marinated Olives

Tapas | Vegan | 5-min prep

Tapas Recipes

Made in under 30-Minutes

A plate of tomato burrata salad drizzled with a green basil and garlic dressing.

Tomato Burrata Salad

with basil and garlic dressing

Spicy grilled shrimp with tangy peach salad.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

with tangy peach salad

a small bowl of mixed seafood sits beside various vegetables and spices

Seafood Pipirrana Salad

10-Minute Recipe | Summer 

pan-fried spicy shrimp with romesco sauce

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp

with romesco sauce

A plate of Spanish tomato salad garnished with garlic and olive oil.

5 Minute Tomato Salad

Healthy Vegan-Friendly Recipe

A small tapas serving of chorizo in red wine

Chorizo in Red Wine

Ready in Under 30 Minutes | Easy Tapas

A small bowl of anchovy and pepper spread sists next to some served canapes.

Anchovy and Pepper Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

a small bowl of salmorejo is garnished with some diced egg and serrano ham.

Salmorejo

15-Minute recipe | Vegan Option

A small bowl of olive tapenade sits beside some sliced bread.

Olive Tapenade (Vegan)

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

slices of berenjena con miel sit on a crystal plate

Berenjena con Miel

Oven-baked eggplant with honey

Some tapas servings of blue cheese and cherry spread served on top of toasted bread.

Blue Cheese and Sherry Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

A bowl of Almogrote spiced cheese dip sits beside some slices of bread and some red wine.

Spiced Cheese Pâté

Canary Islands Tapas Recipe

A plate of Burrata with serrano ham and roasted peppers.

Burrata with Serrano Ham

Quick & Tasty No-Cook Recipe

Spanish mussels in a rich tomato sofrito sauce sit in a bowl garnished with some fresh parsley.

Spanish Mussels

in a rich tomato sofrito sauce

a large bowl of gazpacho andaluz sits beside some cherry tomatoes

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

Vegan | made in 15 mins!

A plate of lacón a la gallega, Spanish ham, served in a bbq table setting with Jamon iberico in the background

Lacón a la Gallega

Galician cured ham with scalloped potatoes

a large slice of tortilla is taken from a freshly cooked tortilla.

Tortilla 2.0

Quick & Easy | 20~ minute recipe

A small earthenware dish sits filled with Mediterranean Hummus and garnished with some paprika and olive oil

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

close up shot of sizzling garlic shrimp in a earthenweare dish topped with some fresh chopped parsley

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

a bowl of patatas bravas sits garnished with some fresh parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a small glass of vegan salmorejo is held by a hand

Vegan Salmorejo

10 minute recipe | No cook

Mushrooms and shrimp tapas are served in a small earthenware bowl

Mushroom and Shrimp Tapas

Party food | Easy recipe

A small earthenware dish full of Spanish garlic shrimp is topped with Manchego cheese and a sprig of rosemary

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

with rosemary and manchego

A alrge Asparagus tortilla sits. on a pan within a Spanish kitchen setting

Asparagus Tortilla

30-minute vegetarian recipe

boquerones - Spanish anchovies cured in vinegar and olive oil, served on a plate with some crushed garlic, cilantro, and lots of golden extra-virgin olive oil

Boquerones

Spanish Anchovies in Oil, Garlic, and Vinegar

a small plate holds two slices of pan con tomate

5-minute Pan con Tomate

Spanish tomato bread | Vegan

a plate of garlic mushrooms on a piece of toasted bread

Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champiñones Al Ajillo | Vegan

a small earthenware dish filled with mariated olives Spanish style.

Marinated Olives

Tapas | Vegan | 5-min prep

Quick and Easy Tapas Party Recipes

A tapas serving of Spanish cod fritters sits beside some homemade aioli.

Spanish Cod Fritters

Tortillitas de Bacalao Andaluzas

Button mushrooms stuffed with chorizo and garlic.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Chorizo

(Champiñones Rellenos con Chorizo)

a bowl of patatas bravas sits garnished with some fresh parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

A small tapas serving of Chicken meatballs with almond sauce sits beside some amonds and aglass of red wine.

Chicken Meatballs with Almond Sauce

Albóndigas de pollo en salsa de almendras

Some cooked shrimp on skewers sit beside two glasses of Cava.

Shrimp in a Cava Bath

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

A small bowl of olive tapenade sits beside some sliced bread.

Olive Tapenade (Vegan)

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

a tapas serving of gambas al pil pil

Gambas al Pil Pil

Garlic Prawns with Chili

A bowl of Almogrote spiced cheese dip sits beside some slices of bread and some red wine.

Spiced Cheese Pâté

Canary Islands Tapas Recipe

A small pile of paprika-infused chicken skewers sit on a slate plate.

Paprika-Infused Chicken Skewers

Easy Tapas Recipe - Party Food

Some tapas servings of blue cheese and cherry spread served on top of toasted bread.

Blue Cheese and Sherry Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

Roasted asparagus spears wrapped in Serrano ham sit on a slate plate.

Roasted asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham

Easy recipe | Tapas in 20 mins

pan-fried spicy shrimp with romesco sauce

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp

with romesco sauce

A small bowl of anchovy and pepper spread sists next to some served canapes.

Anchovy and Pepper Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

A small earthenware dish full of Spanish garlic shrimp is topped with Manchego cheese and a sprig of rosemary

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

with rosemary and manchego

a large slice of tortilla is taken from a freshly cooked tortilla.

Tortilla 2.0

Quick & Easy | 20~ minute recipe

close up shot of sizzling garlic shrimp in a earthenweare dish topped with some fresh chopped parsley

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

Mushrooms and shrimp tapas are served in a small earthenware bowl

Mushroom and Shrimp Tapas

Party food | Easy recipe

Chorizo cooked in cider

Spanish Chorizo Cooked in Cider

Tapas in 20 minutes!

A small earthenware dish sits filled with Mediterranean Hummus and garnished with some paprika and olive oil

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

slices of berenjena con miel sit on a crystal plate

Berenjena con Miel

Oven-baked eggplant with honey

A small tapas serving of paprika-infused pork bites

Paprika-Infused Pork Bites

Quick & easy tapas recipe

A plate of lacón a la gallega, Spanish ham, served in a bbq table setting with Jamon iberico in the background

Lacón a la Gallega

Galician cured ham with scalloped potatoes

a plate of garlic mushrooms on a piece of toasted bread

Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champiñones Al Ajillo | Vegan

Vegetarian / Vegan Tapas Recipes

A small bowl of Catalan roasted Vegetables

Catalan Roasted Vegetables

Escalivada Catalana | Vegan

a small earthenware dish filled with mariated olives Spanish style.

Marinated Olives

Tapas | Vegan | 5-min prep

a plate of garlic mushrooms on a piece of toasted bread

Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champiñones Al Ajillo | Vegan

A small bowl of olive tapenade sits beside some sliced bread.

Olive Tapenade (Vegan)

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

A bowl of Almogrote spiced cheese dip sits beside some slices of bread and some red wine.

Spiced Cheese Pâté

Canary Islands Tapas Recipe

Some tapas servings of blue cheese and cherry spread served on top of toasted bread.

Blue Cheese and Sherry Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

A small earthenware dish sits filled with Mediterranean Hummus and garnished with some paprika and olive oil

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

a small glass of vegan salmorejo is held by a hand

Vegan Salmorejo

10 minute recipe | No cook

slices of berenjena con miel sit on a crystal plate

Berenjena con Miel

Oven-baked eggplant with honey

a bowl of patatas bravas sits garnished with some fresh parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a small tapas serving of spinach with chickpeas

Spinach with Chickpeas (Vegan recipe)

Espinacas con garbanzos | Vegan

a tortilla espanol sits on a white plate

Tortilla Española

Spanish Omelet with caramelized onion

oven baked beetroot falafels are laid out on a bed of salad greens in a wrap

Easy Baked Beetroot Falafel Recipe

Vegan | Gluten-Free | Made in 40 minutes

a small plate holds two slices of pan con tomate

5-minute Pan con Tomate

Spanish tomato bread | Vegan

a bowl of cucmuber soup is garnished with a few sprigs of fresh basil.

Cold Cucumber Soup

5-Minute recipe | Vegan Option

a small bowl of padron peppers sprinkled with some salt

Padron Peppers

5-minute recipe | Vegan Tapas

a large bowl of gazpacho andaluz sits beside some cherry tomatoes

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

Vegan | made in 15 mins!

Small earthenware dishes filled with papas arrugadas, green mojo, and red mojo sauces.

Papas Arrugadas

with mojo verde and a spicy mojo picón

a large slice of tortilla is taken from a freshly cooked tortilla.

Tortilla 2.0

Quick & Easy | 20~ minute recipe

a small tapas serving of spinach with chickpeas

Spinach with Chickpeas (Vegan recipe)

Espinacas con garbanzos | Vegan

Seafood Tapas Recipes

A tapas serving of Spanish cod fritters sits beside some homemade aioli.

Spanish Cod Fritters

Tortillitas de Bacalao Andaluzas

close up shot of sizzling garlic shrimp in a earthenweare dish topped with some fresh chopped parsley

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

Spanish mussels in a rich tomato sofrito sauce sit in a bowl garnished with some fresh parsley.

Spanish Mussels

in a rich tomato sofrito sauce

Some cooked shrimp on skewers sit beside two glasses of Cava.

Shrimp in a Cava Bath

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

pan-fried spicy shrimp with romesco sauce

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp

with romesco sauce

a tapas serving of gambas al pil pil

Gambas al Pil Pil

Garlic Prawns with Chili

A small bowl of anchovy and pepper spread sists next to some served canapes.

Anchovy and Pepper Spread

Easy Canapé Recipe - Party Food

a plate of ensalada rusa is garnished with a few strips of roasted pepper

Ensalada Rusa

Ensaladilla Rusa | Easy Summer Potato Salad

a small stack of tuna tartare sits on a white plate beside some green salad and flower garnishing

Tuna Tartare

With a lime, honey-soy, and ginger marinade

A colorful shrimp and avocado salad sits on a white plate with bright red radishes, pink grapefruit, red onion, and cooked shrimp

Shrimp Avocado Salad

with Zingy Grapefruit and Lime Dressing

boquerones - Spanish anchovies cured in vinegar and olive oil, served on a plate with some crushed garlic, cilantro, and lots of golden extra-virgin olive oil

Boquerones

Spanish Anchovies in Oil, Garlic, and Vinegar

A large pan of Spanish-style clams in tomato and wine.

Clams in Tomato and Wine

Tapas | Easy Seafood Recipe

A plate of salted cod salad sits on a marble countertop

Salted Cod Salad Esqueixada de bacallà

Gluten free - 15-minute meal! 

a large plate of colorful bacalao ceviche with pink grapefruit sits waiting to be served

Bacalao Ceviche recipe

    With Pickled Cucumber and Grapefruit

a large empanada gallega is cut into some large slices

Empanada Gallega

Easy empanada recipe | Oven-baked

a black bowl is filled with baked empanadas.

Empanadas with Fish and Romesco

Oven-baked | Party Food

A small earthenware dish full of Spanish garlic shrimp is topped with Manchego cheese and a sprig of rosemary

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

with rosemary and manchego

Mushrooms and shrimp tapas are served in a small earthenware bowl

Mushroom and Shrimp Tapas

Party food | Easy recipe