So, what exactly is tapas?. By now it’s very likely you either heard of or indulged in tapas, but in the off chance you haven’t or are a little unsure of what exactly constitutes tapas we are here to help, as well as give you an overview of some of the best Edinburgh tapas dishes. Originating from Spain, tapas is a variety of small savoury plates, often served alongside drinks at the bar or as shared plates with friends which makes up a full meal. Tapas is an essential part of Spanish culture, and Edinburgh’s tapas scene is also going from strength to strength with an increase in the Spanish foodie community taking the city by storm. Usually involving fish, garlic, oil, meat and potatoes, you’ll find some incredible tapas in Edinburgh. And the sangria alongside isn’t bad either.