Almost every single restaurant in Almería is a tapa restaurant. There during the mid day meal you can order the menu del dia. Which consists of a drink, first course, second course, bread, coffee or dessert for less than 10 euros! Since I am a vegetarian most of the time I was not able to enjoy the menu del dia. I always went for the tapas instead.
So, what makes Almeria’s tapas different from tapas in the rest of Spain? They are technically free! That’s right. Free. You decide what you want to drink (beer, wine, soda, tinto de verano) and your tapa comes free with the drink. The most I ever paid for a tapa there was 2.60. You can go out for a night on the town and have 3 plates of food and 3 drinks and pay less than 10 euros! Since Almeria is on the coast, it has some of the freshest seafood you will eat in Spain, and everything costs the same.
|This is a typical Almerienese tapa called migas, literally crumbs, it is made of bread crumbs that are fried together.|
It is usually served with a few small fried fish and a fried pepper, this one was made with ham.
|My favorite! Last time I went to Almeria to visit a friend I went with a guy who was visiting his|
girlfriend in Almeria. On the way we were talking about where we wanted to go first when
we arrived....we both said Tio Tom's.
|My friend Alaina and me. She is just as much a foodie as I am. She sent me a picture of a tapa she and her boyfriend|
had one night....sauteed blood and onions.