Best Tapas Restaurants in the U.S. / December 2013

Luckily for Austinites, Barcelona-born Daniel Olivella chose the Texas capital for his second location of Barlata, a popular Bay Area tapas bar with communal wood tables.

The menu counts 65 small plates, with standouts including boquerones (pickled anchovy fillets); extra-crispy patatas bravas; seafood ceviche; and 10 paella varieties. In true Spanish form, Olivella regularly brings the porron (a communal drinking vessel typically filled with wine) out for guests to enjoy. Be sure to indulge!