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Ruta de la Tapa in Los Vélez

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This year marks the sixth edition of the Ruta de la Tapa in Los Vélez, Almería. Known locally as Destapa Los Vélez, the yearly event offers diners the opportunity to try tapas in numerous locations in the area.

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Vélez

As per usual, all if the four towns that make up Los Vélez are taking part: Vélez-Rubio, Vélez-Blanco (where we live), María and Chirivel. At the time of publication, there are more than 30 establishments participating in the event.

Vélez-Blanco: 4,5, & 6 November

  • Al Cuadrado (Elle’s “local”)
  • Bar La Sociedad (the riñones here are excellent!)
  • Embrujo Copas
  • Bar El Rinconcillo
  • Restaurante El Palacil
  • Hotel Velad

Chirivel: 11, 12 & 13 November

  • Hotel Casa Lorenzo
  • Pub Ibiza

María: 18, 19 & 20 November

  • Restaurante Torrente
  • Bar La Gasolinera
  • Restaurante El Panzas
  • La Piza
  • Camping Sierra María
  • Mesón Refugio
  • Mesón Carretas
  • Taberna del Callejón
  • Cafetería Centro
  • Pub Tigre
  • Pub Bakery

Vélez-Rubio: 25, 26 & 27 November

  • Taberna Los Vélez
  • La Tahona de Eva
  • Cafetería La Artesana
  • Bar Cortezas
  • Bar Julio
  • Peña Taurina Pepin Liria 2016 (great wine!)
  • El Pelotazo
  • Taperia Xiquena
  • Ganimedes
  • La Bomba
  • Pub Blue
  • Africa People

Not only can you enjoy great tapas, you can vote for your favourite dishes and there are various prizes to be won. Make sure you fill out the tickets at each establishment that you eat at… because there are prizes to be won in a draw afterwards. In 2015 the lucky winners were Tomás Díaz Cánovas, Juana Simón Pérez and Antonio Enrique Melenchón López.

Also in 2015 Ganimedes in Vélez-Rubio was the winner of the best tapas, and they are already geared up to protect their title again for this year.

For more information you can visit the Des Tapa Los Velez Facebook page: HERE

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