Whether it’s lemon-infused calamari or patatas bravas drenched in spicy tomato salsa, fresh prawns or sticky dates wrapped in bacon, all of us have a go-to dish when it comes to tapas. When done well, tapas combines fresh ingredients and rich flavors with a light culinary touch. Those searching for such a establishment in Berlin should be sure to take note of the following places, which are the holy grail of Spanish dining in the city.
Just around the corner from On Egin is Gastón, another one of Neukölln’s offerings to those in need of delicious seafood. The atmosphere at Gastón varies depending on the hour, but the tapas are consistently good and won’t disappoint. The tortilla should be at the top of everybody’s list when it comes to ordering – it’s flavorful, creamy, and surprisingly filling. For something lighter, both the marinated sardines and the prawns in garlic are a great choice and go perfectly with a glass of the house white. It probably won’t come as a surprise considering it’s a Spanish restaurant, but there’s more of a buzz in here later on in the evening, so best to leave dinner until 9pm or 10pm (and consider booking ahead).