The "tapa", as understood today, is born in a modern age after the period of shortage caused during the Spanish civil war, although it is thought that ancient custom in Spain feeding on small bites to cease hunger. The tapa is evolving as a form of snack.
Tapas are one of the most deeply rooted in Spanish traditions regarding gastronomy.
The tapas mix the concept of eating with socializing, it is for this reason that the tapa is attached to the act of "tapear"("To eat a tapa" would be the closest translation). Bars, understood as meeting places are ideal for 'tapa' space. This concept created the verbs: 'tapear' (Eat tapas), "Ir de tapas" (Go to different bars and eat tapas).
Even touristic companies offer their routes tasting a drink with tapas included, typical of the place.
The variety of tapas is great and will depend on the Spanish culinary region where diners are. There is no canon that mentions anything about the tapa size, but in most cases reaches a few bites. In addition to these regional characteristics, there are other categories such as: cold-served tapas or hot-served tapas.
In Toledo there are many places where you can enjoy very delicious tapas, especially this November where the XVII Tapa Week will take place from 10th to 27th November.
Proposed tapas are made with products derived from hunting, olive oil O.D. Montes de Toledo and/or based on the cuisine of Don Quixote, there are many bars and restaurants in Toledo participanting.
Maximum price of each tapa is 2 €.