Bar Tapa

12:00pm - 12:00am
78 Stanley Street Darlinghurst 2010

The concept of Bar Tapa comes from the food of owner Manuel Terron’s childhood in Spain and the Spanish lifestyle. He always found everything too white-washed or Australianised here.

Sevillian tiles (which the owners hauled back in suitcases) and a Spanish flag frame the entrance; jamon legs hang above the bar; and there are Spanish trinkets offering a splash of colour on an exposed-brick wall.

The menu is a mix of Terron family recipes and classic Spanish dishes. From Terron’s mum come the croquetas and the migas (a fried toss of bread crumbs, pancetta and black pudding topped with a fried egg). The Valencian-style paella and patatas bravas (fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce) are inspired by Terron’s travels in Spain. As is the lunch menu of Spanish baguettes, bocadillos.

Each drink, whether it be a sangria a cava (Spanish champagne) or a vermouth, with a free tapita, a miniature canapé-style snack. That might be some shaved jamon over bread or a piece of frittata.

Updated: April 24th, 2018

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