What is a tapa?
A tapa is a small plate of food served with a drink.
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A simple tapa of home-made potatoes and pepper
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An extensive tapa of Grilled goat cheese and a fried ham and cheese eggroll
Where did tapas originate?
Tapa means lid in Spanish, and it is said that long ago in a terrible storm, the King put a piece of jamon on top of his glass of wine so the dust wouldn't get in. Thus creating a lid, or, a tapa.
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A mini sandwich of Morcilla. (You don't want to know what Morcilla is...trust me. Eat, then ask.)
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Bread with onions, meat and cheese all baked together and designed to look like a replica of a typical little kid's dessert.
How much do tapas cost?
The most expensive tapa I've had was 3 euros. And the least expensive- free! In León, Spain, most tapas are free with the purchase of a drink. 
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Toast with Morcilla on top (Again, don't ask. But it's delicious.)
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This egg is about the size of a quarter.
How many tapas do you eat at once?
One if you are eating them as an appetizer before a meal, or 3-5 if you are heading out tapa-hopping (as I like to call it) for a night's activity with friends. 
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The "Obama en la Casa Blanca" tapa famous in Valladolid
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Pulpo (octopus) with potatoes
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Pincho Moruno with mustard sauce
What is the best tapa?
We all have our opinions. My personal favorite is the croqueta. A fried ball of ham, fish, or cheeses, etc. Simple and traditionally Spanish, but with tons of different options of what could be inside.
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Life is like a croqueta, you never know which one you're gonna get.
 


Lauren M
12/10/2011 10:38am

Oh girl, I had Morcilla, I didn't like it before they told me what it was, then I REALLY didn't like it. hah! But I miss Croquetas!
Hope you are having the time of your life, I am enjoying reading your blog!

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12/10/2011 3:31pm

Hmmm, my favorite tapa = patatas ali-oli or a really good one I used to get in Zamora: tortilla con salsa de callos. I don't like callos, but I do like the sauce. Yum.

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12/12/2011 10:47am

Morcilla is delicious, what do you mean?! haha And yes...Patatas ali-oli are so good. I haven't had salsa de callos. Is it seafood? I'll have to try it out!

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12/12/2011 12:10pm

That first tapas looks amazing! Shame about the rest. You're burning my vegetarian eyes.

In Extremadura tapas is dirt cheap. I could most definitely get used to it.

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12/12/2011 12:28pm

Haha Will, how about the Morcilla? A vegetarian's nightmare I think. I'm sure they have a vegan form of it somewhere...

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Aileen
01/16/2012 7:33pm

Oh my gosh, Jen, I haven't read your blog in a while and decided to read a few entries to see how it's been going. Sounds like you're having an amazing time! I just have to say, the "Obama en la Casa Blanca" tapa just cracked me up! It's kinda messed up! Hope all is well ;o)

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Me
01/17/2012 7:30am

Thanks, Aileen! You will be here soon enough, right? Haha The Obama in the White House is definitely a funny tapa. But delicious, too!

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01/25/2012 9:57am

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01/29/2012 12:02am

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03/25/2012 4:54pm

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03/29/2012 1:57pm

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03/31/2012 3:07am

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07/14/2012 12:55pm

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