Top tapas restaurants in Raleigh

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is expected to open in North Hills in September 2022. | Photo by Long Lens Phototography

Summer nights call for delicious summer bites. You guessed it — we’re talking about tapas. Originating in Spain, tapas are small plates, appetizers, or light bites that are sometimes served with an alcoholic beverage.

We’re bringing you four local tapas spotsand shouting out some of our favorite dishes — to add to your weekend or date night agenda. As a bonus, we’re also previewing two new tapas restaurants opening soon.

Coming soon

Las Ramblas, 141 Park at North Hills St. | This new spot led by chef Brian Jenzer will serve traditional tapas like pan con tomate and croquettes. It will also feature more innovative small dishes like stuffed piquillos with lady goat cheese and pesto. Las Ramblas is anticipated to open this September.

Madre, 516 N. West St. | Located in the middle of Smoky Hollow, this new restaurant will serve small plates, wine, cocktails, and weekend brunch. Madre is expected to open in late 2022.

Tried and true

Barcelona Wine Bar, 430 W. Martin St. | Pair an award-winning wine from Spain or South America with small plates crafted with fresh ingredients. Try this: patatas bravas

Humble Pie, 317 S. Harrington St. | These seasonal plates are intended for sharing (perhaps on the large outdoor patio). Try this: crispy brussels + buttermilk fried chicken

Vinos Finos, 8450 Honeycutt Rd. | This tapas and wine bar specializes in South American wine. | Try this: “Blind Dates” + empanadas

Mateo, 109 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham | These Spanish-inspired tapas are intertwined with flavors of the South. Try this: NC striped bass

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