Spanish people have “tapas” out of a belief that drinking alcohol without having something to eat is not a good idea. Tapas relate to having drinks and chatting.
Tapas go from a saucer of olives or chips to the most elaborate mini-meals! And they are free. It’s a kindness by the owners of the establishment.
Tapeo means going out for drinks and tapas, and also having tapas instead of a regular meal.
In Autumn, in Fuengirola, bars and restaurants celebrate the Erotic Tapa Tour. For two euros you can get a beer and a tapa. This is fun, delicious and helps locals get by after the summer season.
More reading, in Spanish:
- 8 tapas de Andalucía que te harán morir de placer! by Teresa Medina – some of the most delicious tapas!
- Tapas típicas, La cocina andaluza – history and typical Andalusian tapas.