Best Tapas: Barcelona
Barcelona's small plates are a multisensory experience - one that will be amplified if you're seated on the restaurant's famed (and Alive reader favorite) patio. The avocado stuffed with goat cheese and tomato caper vinaigrette is an exquisite culinary invention, both in taste and beauty. And one whiff of the Spanish olive and sauteed shrimp plates will awaken your appetite so much that you might consider ordering an entire four-person paella all for yourself.
Runners-up: Marcella's, Barrio
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