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Best Tapas Restaurants in Miami

The word tapa comes from the act of covering (tapar). Eateries long displayed delectable Spanish meats like chorizo, lomo, and jamon Serrano beside their cheesy sidekicks, manchego and tetilla. It was something for wine drinkers  to pick at. Because flies enjoy wine as much as much as we do, restaurateurs used tapas to cover the glasses. The more people drank, the more tapas they ate, and vice versa. And tapas culture was born. 

Tapas were one of the most annoying food trends of last year. Not because we don't love them. We do. But because too many places label and serve appetizers as tapas, while, hiking up the price.

It's because of this that we can appreciate the places that want to carry on the culture. And so we share with you our list of the 10 best tapas places in Miami. 

See Also:
-Miami's Top Ten Cuban Restaurants
-Miami's Ten Best Cafe con Leches

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.