The word ‘tapas’ does not refer to a specific type of food. Instead, it refers to a way of eating that comes from Spain so as to represent the cuisine found here perfectly. Tapas basically refers to small portions of different dishes, containing only a few mouthfuls but when many are eaten together then they make up a full meal. Sometimes tapas are sold as a smaller version of something on the menu, usually about a quarter of a full-sized portion. Other times, they have their own part of the menu and are sold separately.