"Tapas" Málaga Local Custom Tip by Helga67

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by Helga67
  • tapas - Málaga
    by Helga67
  • tapas - Málaga
    by Helga67

Malaguenos like to sit in bars or pubs for hours sipping wine and chatting. Their drinks are mostly accompanied with a small snack (tapa).

The actual name tapa comes from the word for a small plate which was often requested by customers to cover the drink for protection against insects or evaporation. Some small snacks were placed on these covers. In time it became so popular that they became standard.

Some of the best tapa bars are located around Calle Nueva in the heart of the city.

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  • Updated May 31, 2007
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