Whether it’s jambon croquetas or crab cakes, small plates are popular. Our list of the best places for tapas in Tampa includes Vizcaya, Ceviche and Tinatapa’s.

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Multiple locations, check their website

With more than 100 options on their menu, variety is the name of the game at Ceviche. There are so many choices you’ll have a tough time deciding which is your favorite. We suggest that you choose a broad variety. Of course, there’s also a variety of sangrias for you to try while you’re deciding. Ceviche has a lively ambience and can get crowded.

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615 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 514-8462

Surprisingly large portions help make this place stand out. Those large portions reflect the owner’s philosophy of what makes the restaurant special: the three S’s of sharing, socializing and sangria. Their desserts are recommended. There’s a relaxed atmosphere about the place, especially compared to some of the other spots on this list.

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Vizcaya Restaurante & Tapas Bar

10905 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 968-7400

Vizcaya serves up eclectic Spanish cuisine, and even hosts Flamenco nights complete with dancer and a singer/guitarist. The shrimp tapas are recommended, as is the pate of duck liver. Chef/Owner Felix Piedra’s personal touch adds to the ambience. Vizcaya’s authenticity causes many diners to refer to it as a little taste of Spain in Tampa.