Tapas Trails or Tapas Run Tapas Routes – Its the same thing in Nerja
Tapas. The history of tapas (A tapa is a top or cover) is as colourful as the food itself.
History would have it that these tasty morsels of food came about when the king of Spain (they don’t say which one) stopped off for a drink and something to eat. As there were many flies about, he was given a piece of bread to cover his glass.
This simple method did the job. It goes on to say that; over time, the bread became a little more interesting with the addition of morsels of food from the menu.
Fast forward to 2019, Nerja on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Taps are probably more popular now than ever they were. Since the kings first humble bread tapa, taps have become part of Spanish culture. It is definitely up there with Flamenco, siesta, bullfighting and whitewashed buildings.
From the very simple bread and cheese tapa to the more contemporary and aesthetic offerings, the meek ‘tapa’ has come a long way. People now go out of their way to create art from everyday food.
Tapas Trails or Tapas Runs
When you come and stay in Nerja Paradise villas or apartments, you will be able to participate in a tapas trail or tapas run. It’s the same thing, just a matter of whether you prefer the more sporty ‘run’ verb to the mysterious ‘trail’ adjective.
Nerja’s Tapa Route 019 will be held from Monday, April 22nd and will run through Sunday, May 19th. As usual, its great value at just 1.80€ for a beer and a bite to eat.
How it works (In most places)
A tapas run is usually organised by the town hall or some other institution.
A list of participating bars, restaurants and cafe’s are produced and the aim is to visit each place. At each location, you choose from their top tapas.
You are furnished with a list from which you mark the best tapas. After visiting them all, your form is handed into the town hall or administrating person. The results are counted and, the top ranking tapas will be declared the winner.
This is great for the bars and restaurants in the towns and cities. Word soon gets about that this place or the other place has the best tapas in town.
It is also not just about getting as much food and drink down you in one day. The larger competitions will be spread over two days or more, in some places, like Nerja, for instance, the tapas route lasts for almost a month.
This gives visiting tourists the chance to participate. After all, you would have a job trying to down 20 drinks and 20 tapas and still be able to fill in your form.
tapas runs or trails are great fun and also a great social event. Nerja has several Tapas Runs. Here is a little tapas guide that you might find useful.
The 2019 tapas route and some of its participants can be found here.
We hope you will have a great time and enjoy your stay in beautiful Nerja on the Costa del Sol.