We are pleased to explain you, the meaning of the different types of meals
served in tapa’s bars in Barcelona, as follows:
*Tapas:* This is the general name for small dishes of food that are served
to be shared. They can vary widely and cover anything from a bowl of
almonds or olives to a plate of grilled prawns.**
*Raciones:* On menus you will often see the dishes marked with two separate
prices – one for tapas and one for raciones. This will simply be the same
dish, but a bigger portion of it – ideal for when you’re really hungry!
*Pinchos.* This is a concept that originates from the Basque region of
Spain. Pinchos are like mouth sized tapas – always served on top of pieces
of bread. They are also sometimes called ‘Montaditos’.
*Platos Combinados:* This is the name often given to what we might call
‘meat and two veg’ – an entire meal on a plate. However, it sometimes also
relates to tapas. Plato Combinado is a larger plate containing a variety
of the tapas that are on offer.