What are five most popular tapas in Spain

What are five most popular Spanish tapas? 

Tapas are small Spanish dishes, typically served as appetizers in bars and restaurants. They can be either hot or cold, and can range from simple items like olives or cheese, to more complex dishes like croquettes or patatas bravas. Tapas are meant to be shared and are often served with drinks as a way to socialize and sample a variety of flavors

In our opinion the five most popular tapas in Barcelona are as follows:

Patatas Bravas (Bravas potatoes)
Patatas bravas are one of the most popular of all Spanish tapas. Patatas Bravas are a popular tapa dish in Spanish cuisine, made with potatoes that are diced and fried until crispy. They are typically served with a spicy tomato sauce, often referred to as "brava" sauce, which is made with garlic, chili pepper, and tomato paste. The dish is usually garnished with a sprinkle of parsley and a squeeze of lemon, and served as a side dish or appetizer.. Make sure to ask if they are homemade when ordered in bars. Legend has it that patatas bravas originated in Barcelona's Bar Tomás - El Tomás de Sarrià - a place that still is reputed to have Barcelona's best patatas bravas which are served crispy and tender with a "secret" sauce. 

Croquetas de Jamón
(Ham Croquettes), 
Croquetas de Jamón are Spanish croquettes filled with ham and béchamel sauce. The béchamel is made by cooking butter, flour, and milk together until it forms a thick sauce, then the ham is added and the mixture is chilled. Once firm, the mixture is formed into small cylinder shapes, coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. They are commonly served as a snack or tapa in Spain. The most popular main ingredients in Spain are ham, cod fish or cheese croquettes, but there are many varients and recipes.

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Calamares a la Romana
(Fried Squid Rings) 
Calamares a la Romana are battered and fried squid rings, a popular tapa in Spanish cuisine. The squid rings are coated in a batter made with flour, water, and sometimes beer, and then deep-fried until crispy. They are often served with a lemon wedge and a side of dipping sauce such as aioli or tartar sauce.

Tortilla Española
(Spanish Omelet)
Tortilla Español is a traditional Spanish dish made with eggs, potatoes, and onions. It is similar to an omelette, but has a thicker, denser texture and is often sliced and served as a tapa or a light meal. It is often served warm or at room temperature, and can be accompanied by a variety of other ingredients such as ham, cheese, or peppers.

Gambas al Ajillo
(Garlic Shrimp)
Gambas al Ajillo is a popular Spanish dish made with garlic and prawns (shrimp). The prawns are sautéed in olive oil with garlic, chili flakes, and white wine, and then finished with lemon juice or sherry. It is typically served as a tapa or starter dish and is often accompanied by crusty bread for dipping in the flavorful garlic sauce.

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