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Scottsdale restaurant makes the list of best tapas eateries

Although the concept of tapas or small plates traditionally comes from Spain, 14 American eateries are proving they can compete with the best of them.

Thrillist ranks the top Spanish restaurants serving tapas in the U.S. Tapas Papa Frita in Scottsdale made the cut for more than just its incredible food.

Once you see the live flamenco shows and the Spanish guitar and the other bells and whistles, your tendency might be to write TPF off as not focused on the food, but you’d be quite incorrect.

Chef Joseph Gutierrez takes inspiration from Andalusian, Basque and Catalonian cuisine. Thrillist recommends the steamed mussels in a tomato/pepper hot sauce, pan-fried black rice sausage or glazed snails in sherry vinegar aioli.

TPF has a huge dinner menu and happy hour options, so don’t fret if you don’t like seafood! Vegetarian options are also available.