The best tapas and small plates in Paris

Snack and sip at these trendy small plates restaurants, serving everything from Portuguese cheeses to briny oysters
By Megan Carnegie Brown and Zazie Tavitian |
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Tapas might be thought of as a Spanish art but Paris has quickly caught onto the small plates trend - no longer are salted peanuts the only option for snacking while you drink. The city is bursting with trendy joints which put as much thought into satisfying our hunger, as quenching our thirst. Not to mention that Parisian stronghold: wine bars serving quality charcuterie and cheese. Prepare to have your tastebuds tickled by the best small plates spots in Paris.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Le Mary Céleste

icon-location-pin Le Marais
What should I order? Oysters or other less fishy tapas dishes with one of their zingy cocktails.

Where?
 
1 rue Commines, 3rd
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Bars and pubs, Tapas bars

L’avant comptoir du marché

icon-location-pin Odéon
What should I order? All things big (pâtés, terrines, rillettes, fried pig's ears) and some good wine.

Where? 14 rue Lobineau, 6th
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Restaurants, Global

Palissade

icon-location-pin 10e arrondissement
What should I order? Chorizo squid and seaweed coulis, octopus with olives, bone marrow and pâté, accompanied by one of their delicious and surprising cocktails.  

Where? 36 rue de Sambre-et-Meuse, 10th
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

La méduse

icon-location-pin Canal Saint-Martin
What should I order? Delicious mezcal cocktails and a few well-balanced, bistronomic small plates. 

Where? 177 quai de Valmy, 10e

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Passarito
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Pássarito

icon-location-pin Folie-Méricourt
What should I order? The best Portuguese products, like sardines on toast or the uber-creamy Serra da Estrela cheese, washed down with excellent Portuguese wine.

Where? 10 rue des Goncourt, 11th
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Bespoke

icon-location-pin Folie-Méricourt
What should I order? Croquettas, calamari, burrata, fried chicken - washed down with some super cocktails. 

Where? 3 rue Oberkampf, 11th
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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Squatt Wine Shop

icon-location-pin Roquette
What should I order? Incredible Italian products like burrata – soft and marvellously creamy, with crushed nuts, basil and olive oil, washed down with Italian rosé (the best we've ever tried).

Where? 112 rue de la Roquette, 11th
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Bars and pubs, Tapas bars

Pasdeloup

icon-location-pin Folie-Méricourt
What should I order? The delicious food-cocktail pairings concocted by the chefs and barmen. 

Where? 108 rue Amelot, 11e
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

SUNSET

icon-location-pin Mairie du 18e
What should I order? Small plates between €5 and €10, such as pork pâté in a crispy filo parcel, fresh hake and chips and home made beef ravioli in a smoky sauce. Pick one of their artisanal beers, house cocktails or wines. 

Where? 100 rue Ordener, 18th
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