tapas in Cambridge

The small plates, tapas style of eating has become increasingly popular with many restaurants offering this type of dining in its traditional Spanish form and also incorporating other delicious cuisines too. The Cambridge restaurant scene is ever evolving and now has a good selection of places to find great quality tapas and small plates sharing food. Here are our favourite places to eat tapas in Cambridge.


38 Green St, Cambridge CB2 3JX

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Traditional and modern Andalucían dishes can be found here using top quality ingredients. Mindful of keeping down the food miles, Tabnaco use a combination of seasonal, local and Spanish produce to create their delicious tapas menu. Super authentic and tasty. Savour the fabulous Spanish sherry and wine too!

Tu Casa Tapas Restaurant:

8 Mill Rd, Petersfield, Cambridge CB1 2AD

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Relax at Tu Casa and enjoy a wide choice of tasty, authentic Catalan tapas dishes. Why not opt for the sharing Paella? Tempting choices to be made and plenty of veggie dishes here too. Friendly staff and great food combines resulting in a lovely, sociable dining experience.

La Raza:

4-6 Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL

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La Raza is a great venue for a night out sipping cocktails with friends. It also has an extensive tasty tapas menu. Choose from many Spanish tapas favourites and sharing options with their flexible menu. Oodles of variations and meat-free options to choose from so a great choice for a group booking.

The Chequers:

High Street, Fowlmere, SG8 7SRtapas in Cambridge

This beautiful 16th century coaching inn is not only a cosy, dog friendly pub serving local real ales and great pub grub but also serves tapas/ small plates from all over the globe. The Chequers menu is packed with hearty food that is super comforting. Go hungry as the portions are generous.

MJP @ the Shepherds:

5 High St, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8STMJP small plates

Choose from quality crafted plant based, fish and meat small plates at MJP@ the Shepherds. Share small plates or fly solo with your own large plates- the choice is yours. Former Michelin starred Alimentum’s head chef Mark Poynton brings this refreshing and modern way of dining to Cambridge so expect top restaurant style dishes. The perfect choice for a really nice night out.

La Piazza by Signorelli’s:

Great Court, Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS

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Perfect for a stop-off from a hard day’s shopping is La Piazza by the wonderful local Signorelli’s Deli. Signorelli’s feature in our best Italian restaurant, and also our best bakeries post. This Mediterranean café and bar brings together tapas from Italian, Spanish and Greek tradition,  this is a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some tasty food.

More fabulous tapas in Cambridge:

How about learning how to cook your own authentic Spanish tapas? Cambridge is home to Que Rico Tapas who offer fabulous cooking classes! Also, check out these great Spanish tapas recipes. Share the love- do let us know your favourite places for tapas in Cambridge and your recommended dishes at these places in the comments below.

Find more places to eat in Cambridge in our ultimate Cambridge restaurant guide here.