Tapas Recipes of Spain

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!

Classic Spanish Tapas Recipes

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

Albondigas

Meatballs in smoky sofrito sauce

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 tapas serving of Spanish garlic zucchinis

Spanish garlic Zucchini

Easy vegetarian tapas or side

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

Huevos estrellados

Madrid-style eggs with potatoes

a small bowl of padron peppers sprinkled with some salt

Padron peppers

5-minute recipe | Vegan Tapas

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

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

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 earthenware dish sit filled with patatas bravas and garnished with some freshly chopped parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a large white platter holds a colorful shrimp avocado salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad

with Zingy Grapefruit and Lime Dressing

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

Bacalao Ceviche recipe

    With Pickled Cucumber and Grapefruit

A small ornamental bowl is filled with a bright pink watermelon gazpacho and garnished with some sprigs of fresh mint

Watermelon Gazpacho

with a yogurt and beetroot drizzle

a large platter of chickpea fritters with some cilarntro and parsley sprinkled on top

Chickpea Fritters

Vegan | Healthy Tapas Recipe

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

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

Tapas Recipes

Made in under 30-Minutes

A small earthe nware 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 small earthenware dish sit filled with patatas bravas and garnished with some freshly chopped parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a large bowl of gazpacho andaluz sits beside some cherry tomatoes

Spanish Gazpacho recipe

Vegan | made in 15 mins!

a tapas serving of lacon a lo gallega sits beside some cured Iamon Iberico

Lacón a la Gallega

Galician cured ham with scalloped potatoes

a few slices of pan con tomate sit on a plate garnished with sea salt and olive oil

5-minute Pan con Tomate

Spanish tomato bread | Vegan

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

Quick and Easy Tapas Party Recipes

a tortilla espanol sits on a white plate

Tortilla Española

Spanish Omelet with caramelized onion

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 small earthenware dish sit filled with patatas bravas and garnished with some freshly chopped parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a tapas serving of lacon a lo gallega sits beside some cured Iamon Iberico

Lacón a la Gallega

Galician cured ham with scalloped potatoes

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

Mediterranean Hummus

The Healthy Hummus Recipe | Vegan

Vegetarian / Vegan Tapas Recipes

A small stack of roasted veggies sits garnished with some caramelized onion and a cherry tomato.

Roasted vegetable stacks

Easy Vegan tapas recipe

A small earthe nware 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 sit filled with patatas bravas and garnished with some freshly chopped parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

A small green dish of spinach with chickpeas sits beside a large loaf of sliced bread

Spinach with Chickpeas (Vegan recipe)

Espinacas con garbanzos | Vegan

2 wedges of Tortilla espanol sit on a white plate

Tortilla Española

Spanish Omelet with caramelized onion

Seafood Tapas Recipes

a large white platter holds a colorful shrimp avocado salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad

with Zingy Grapefruit and Lime Dressing

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

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

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 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 tuna empanada sits sliced into pieces on a granite benchtop

Empanada gallega

Easy empanada recipe | Oven-baked

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a large platter of roasted vegetables sits on a bed of roasted green and white asparagus

Seasonal roasted veggies

With caramelized onions and beets

A large red pot filled with Spanish Seafood Stew, brimming with mussels, prawns, and fish.

Spanish Seafood Stew

Suquet de pescado/Suquet de Peix

Close up shot of squid ink spaghetti with baby squid

Squid Ink pasta

30 minutes recipe

Arros Caldros cooking in a large pot with a wooden spoon on the side

Arros Caldos

Valencian Rice Stew with Chicken, Vegetables & Chickpeas

A frying pan of vegetable pisto with eggs with some parsley garnish on top

Spanish vegetable pisto

Easy one-pot recipe!

A large pan of fideua de marisco is topped with some golden shrimp

Spanish fideua with seafood

Fideuà de Marisco Recipe