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WORLD TAPAS DAY – Third Thursday in June

World Tapas Day - Third Thursday in June



Small plates and plenty of flavorful variety – that’s what World Tapas Day introduces every third Thursday in June.

Traditionally, tapas are small servings of Spanish dishes served with a drink. However, the dining experience has expanded to include several small plates of a variety of cuisines. Many restaurants change their menus seasonally to keep the dining experience exciting and fresh.

Ideally, tapas dining works best when several people dine together and share the dishes. One of the luxuries of dining tapas style is getting to try several different foods in one sitting without filling up on heaping plates. Another bonus to tapas there is a flavor one person doesn’t like, there’s always someone who loves it.


World Tapas Day encourages the exploration of small plate dining and the Spanish dishes that inspired it. Invite friends over for a tapas meal or visit a tapas bar near you. It’s an experience you won’t regret! Use #WorldTapasDay to share your favorite recipes and restaurants on social media.


In 2016, Turespaña, Spain’s tourism agency, declared World Tapas Day on the third Thursday in June to celebrate with the world Spain’s cuisine of miniature plates and the menus.

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