Tapas are part of the Spanish cuisine and are often mistaken as appetizers or snacks. On the contrary, tapas have the ability to be provided as hot and cold dishes. Small dish dinners consisting of tapas go as late as 9 or 10 p.m. and are often served with the option of beer or wine. The small dish creation is in full swing in Baltimore and is provided in some of the most wonderful establishments in Charm City.
Tapas Teatro
1711 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 332-0110
www.tapasteatro.com

Tapas Teatro was one of the first restaurants in Baltimore to serve tapas. Located adjacent to the historic Charles Theater, the cafe serves as a wonderful option for patrons to grab a bite to eat. The most amazing thing about this restaurant is the versatility of the menu. At Tapas Teatro, the customer has the choice of mixing and matching dishes, including salads, meats, fish, shellfish, veggies and eggs. At Tapas Teatro, you have the ability to choose exactly what you want to eat while enjoying a delicious wine list.

Cava Mezze
1302 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 499-9090
www.cavamezze.com

Labeled as the neighborhood Mediterranean hangout, Cava Mezze serves brunch on the weekends and $15 lunches throughout the week. Between the spicy lamb Benedict and the Nutella waffles, Cava Mezze provides variety and quality service. Unlimited small plates with $0.01 mimosas during brunch are the rave among patrons who come through the restaurant. Reservations are needed as Cava Mezze tends to be extremely crowded, so booking in advance is highly suggested.


Bar Liquorice

801 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(443) 708-1675
www.barliquoricebmore.com

Courtesy, uniqueness and flavor are only a few words used to sum up Bar Liquorice. Salads, unique desserts and savory dishes are a staple at this establishment, and they keep customers coming back for more! Located in south Baltimore, Bar Liquorice provides a friendly atmosphere with the old fashion classic twist. Aside from their tapas, customers are welcomed with fresh popped popcorn and a vast drinking menu. Moreover, patrons have the choice of delicious liquorice at the countertop. Overall, Bar Liquorice has its charm in inviting new customers in and making them feel at home.

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1157 Bar And Kitchen
1157 Haubert St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(443) 449-5525
www.facebook.com/1157barandkitchen

The 1157 Bar and Kitchen is a small place, meaning the demand is high among customers. 1157 offers a variety of fusion tapas and sandwiches. Even though they consist of small plates, the meals are considered to be large. Dishes such as the white bean hummus and the Korean chicken wings are favorites among patrons. Even though the seating is limited, the service is welcoming, and the food satisfies the palate.


Gitan Bistro Cru

800 S. Kenwood Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 276-1200
www.facebook.com/Gitan-Bistro-Cru

This bistro provides the choice of dining outside or inside. Gitan also provides a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes with reasonable prices. Many customers walk away from this restaurant saying every meal has high quality, from the French onion soup and fūl to the lamb Shawarma sandwich. Tapas are fresh and are impressive, with dishes like the falafel dish and the Baba Ghanoush. These small dish meals are just two of many other options this restaurant has to offer.

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Nelson Barnes II is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. His work can be found on Examiner.com.