1711 N. Charles St., (410) 332-0110, tapasteatro.com
The trend of small plates is still very much alive in the culinary world and it all started with tapas. When you ask anyone in Baltimore about tapas, the Spanish means of snacking on small plates of food, you are always referred to Tapas Teatro. Since 2001, Tapas Teatro has been serving classic items such as tortilla Espanola (potato frittata), albondigas (meatballs), bacalao frito (fried cod), and a great selection of Spanish meats and cheeses. Eating outside is a must at Tapas Teatro and the service is laid-back and friendly. Its house-made sangria is the stuff of legend, so order a pitcher and start sharing the plates with your friends.