Tapa translates in Spanish to “top” and that speaks to how tapas style food originated. A Spanish legend tells of a King who had an illness that made it where he could only eat a small amount of food with wine at one time. Eating small portions may seem strange as kings eat feasts, but tapas have a purpose. We at Pura Cocktail Bar & Lounge have added our own simplicity, and a little flare, to this classic food style. We are excited to offer our shareable concept whether it be yourself, or with family, or a group of friends.
This isn’t a meal for one. It’s a small-plate party for many. Invite 1 or 2, or …6 of your food-loving buddies, and enjoy the ride. Portion sizes will vary by restaurant, but typically, ordering 2 to 3 tapas per person gets the job done. So a party of 4 would order 8 to 12 tapas between them. Don’t be afraid to ask your server if you haven’t ordered enough food, and remember, your friends are there to help if you’ve ordered too much.