5 Tapas Restaurants With Small Plates and Big Flavor in Westchester

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As Westchester’s tapas restaurants prove, small plates can deliver bright, bold, and unforgettable flavors that are made for sharing.

Strap yourself in and indulge in the fresh ingredients, bright flavors, and lively libations at these larger-than-life tapas restaurants across Westchester.

Bellacosa Wine & Tapas Bar

147 Main St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.6259, ext. 2

Excuse yourself to a booth in the back in this sultry Dobbs Ferry wine bar, where the mood is perpetually set with dim lighting and brick wall accents. Swan dive into a grazing board composed of fine Italian meats and cheeses before cannonballing into owner Frank Donato’s specialty — clam sauce pizza, offered in red or white.

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La Camelia

234 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco; 914.666.2466

At this little bungalow atop a hill in Mt. Kisco, you have the tasting pleasure of experiencing both Spanish and Portuguese tapas. Lounge by the fireplace and sample the wide variety of small plates — don’t miss the Portuguese alheria (traditional smoked white meat and bread sausage) or the Spanish pulpo al feria, octopus done in the style of the Galicia community of northwest Spain.

Sonora Restaurant

179 Rectory St, Port Chester; 914.933.0200

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Chef Rafael Palomino pulls no punches or flavors with his innovative Latin dishes. Complete with a selection of vegan and vegetarian tapas in addition to omnivorous ones, every bite at Sonora is full of creativity. Pair the empanadas de carne with a chipotle and pineapple margarita and revel in the Latin American tour for your taste buds.


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Tapas & Cucina by San Gennaro of Arthur Ave

434 White Plains Rd, Eastchester; 914.652.7713

Get your fill of delicacies from the Bronx without having a panic attack about the parking. This classic mix of tapas strongholds with Italian flair is a European tour for your taste buds. The carciofi fritti (fried artichoke hearts) and seafood paella are two flavorful heavy hitters.


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Tentempié Madrid

260 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.630.2694

Cozy up in your own little corner of Spain among the tiles imported from Córdoba with a glass of traditional sangria. Choose (but, how could you?) from a curated selection of warm and cold tapas, cultural cheeses and meats, and wash it all down with dessert. You won’t want to miss the costillas de cordero, braised lamb short rib swimming in a brandy sauce, with baby carrots for texture.


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