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Best Tapas in Metro Detroit

December 5, 2011 5:40 PM

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Tapas originated in Spain and typically consists of a small portion of warm or cold food that can be combined to create a full meal. Picky eaters love this since you can sample a variety of dishes without spending a fortune. Learn more about these notable Detroit tapas restaurants. -Amy Bergin

Centaur

2233 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-4040
www.centaurbar.com

Located in the historic Iodent Toothpaste factory directly behind the Fox Theatre in the heart of Detroit’s Sports and Entertainment Districts, Centaur is a great place to meet before or after the game. The kitchen serves from 4pm till 2am daily. Enjoy the happy hour specials and taste the chef’s appetizer of the day. Shuttle service available to Wings games.

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Dylan’s Raw Bar and Grill

15402 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230-6205
(313) 884-6030
www.dylansrawbar.com

Dylan’s offers a daily blackboard selection of oysters, smoked fish, small bites and entree specials, along with desserts. Enjoy 6 Michigan beers on tap in this relaxed Grosse Pointe location. Don’t miss the entertainment, they often book nationally recognized artists in genres such as blues, country & western, jazz, folk, big band, rock, etc.

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Small Plates

1521 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
313.963.0497
www.smallplates.com

Voted best Tapas for seven years straight in Real Detroit, Small Plates is located downtown. The plates vary from garlic shrimp and empanadas to pizzas, soups and salads. Sandwiches and desserts are also available at this cozy establishment. Take advantage of the Red Wing and happy hour specials.

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Sangria

401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2504
(248) 543-1964
www.sangriaroyaloak.com

Visit Sangria Tapas Café and embark on a culinary journey to the flavorful regions of the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the taverna style dining room and take in the intertwining aroma of tapas, the blinding whirl of a flamenco dancer’s dress and the colorful, upbeat décor.

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Vincente’s Cuban Cuisine

1250 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226-2252
(313) 962-8800
www.vicente.us

Vincente’s opened in 2005. The extensive menu is based on recipes that were handed down through generations, as well as input from Chilean Chef Roberto Caceres. Vincente’s is located in the heart of Detroit, next to the YMCA. If you are looking for authentic Cuban cuisine, this is the place to go.

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