Tapas is more than tasty little plates of food – it’s a way of life. At La Bodega, our chefs have elevated this Spanish custom to an art form, making it one of the top places to eat in Maspalomas.
While the origin story of tapas has many different versions, almost all agree that the tradition dates from the time when alcoholic drinks were served with a wooden lid, called a “tapa”, to cover the glass. To stop lids from falling off, they were weighted down with olives or other items of food. Over time, these were replaced with ever more elaborate and original creations, evolving from a basic appetiser to a culinary art in its own right and a deep-rooted custom in bars all over Spain.
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Enjoy a glass of fine Spanish wine and a modern twist on traditional tapas
The evolution of tapas has continued at La Bodega, where our chef Steffen Schenk applies his original cuisine philosophy to create speciality tapas and raise the bar for Maspalomas tapas restaurants. For carefully selected regional products like such as Canarian cheeses, or smoked salmon from Uga in Lanzarote he makes regular trips to the Vegueta market in Las Palmas. Naturally, there’s a well-chosen wine list, too, with wines from the Canary Islands and Spain creating the perfect pairing for every dish.
Along with authentic flavours and great company, a relaxed, cosy atmosphere is an essential ingredient for the perfect tapas bar in Gran Canaria.