World Tapa Day 2019 in Vietnam

World Tapa Day 2019 in Vietnam

June 16, 2019

More than 20 restaurants in Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City will serve Spanish tapas and promote Spanish gastronomy in Vietnam on June 20-23 on the occasion of World Tapas Day.


Introducing “tapas” to the world

“Tapas” are small portions of food that are served together with a drink. In Spain often you can order a drink and the bar will treat you to a small “tapa”.

Legend of this dish is originated in the 13th Century, when King Alfonso X started this tradition. He decreed that all wine served should come with a small bite to eat, to avoid unruly drunkenness. Taverns started serving their wine glasses covered with a slice of bread with ham or cheese on top as a lid or “tapa”, which also helped keep insects away. That is how tapas were born.

Today the tradition remains. Going out for tapas, visiting several bars and restaurants, is one of the favourite pastimes of Spaniards and international tourists visiting Spain.


Celebrations in Vietnam

This year marks the first World Tapas Day held in Vietnam, with the support of the Embassy of Spain in Hanoi and the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Ho Chi Minh City, and the participation of 24 restaurants in Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.


El Loco Tapasbar 65 Ngõ 52 Đường Tô Ngọc Vân, Nhật Tân, Tây Hồ District
Casa España Vietnam First floor, Star Tower, Phuong Yen Hoa, Cau Giay District
Gazpacho Salad Bar 49/8 Van Bao
Pincho – Tapas Kitchen and Drinks 34C Cao Bá Quát, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình District
Été Resto Bar 95 Giang Văn Minh, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình District
Paula’s Wines B1 Mandarine Garden, Hoang Minh Giam street, Cau Giay District
Republik Backpackers’ Hostel 14A Phùng Hưng, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm District
ClickSpace Coworking & Spacebar Cafe Villa 15, Lane 76, Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ District
Pan Pacific Hanoi 1 Thanh Niên, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình District
Meliá Hanoi 44 Lý Thường Kiệt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm District


Merkat 263 Nguyễn Chí Thanh, Phước Ninh, Hải Châu
My Casa 2 Võ Nghĩa, Phước Mỹ, Sơn Trà
Meliá Danang Resort 19 Trường Sa, Hoà Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn


Olé Spain 326 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Hoi An


Ría Sangría & Tapas Hai Bà Trưng, Bến Nghé, District 1
Fresh Catch Vietnam 4B Phan Kế Bính, Đa Kao, Quận 1
Mekong Merchant Saigon Saigon 23 Đường Thảo Điền, Thảo Điền, District 2
Olé Saigon Restaurant 129B Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, District 1
Lubu 97b Đường Thảo Điền, Thảo Điền, District 2
Shri Restaurant & Lounge Level 23, Centec Tower, 72-74, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1
Tapas Kitchen Caravelle 19 Lam Sơn Square, Bến Nghé, District 1
Octo Tapas Restobar 75 Hồ Tùng Mậu, Bến Nghé, District 1
Tomatito Sexy Tapas Bar 171 Calmette, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, District 1
Gaudi Tapas and Bar 200 Lê Thánh Tôn, Phường Bến Thành, District 1

On June 20, restaurants will open their doors and prepare special tapas for walk-in customers. Chefs will have the chance to show their passion for tapas and share their creativity.

More information: Facebook Event



On the days 20 to 23 of June, 10 restaurants in HCMC are preparing exclusive tapas and offering them at a special price: 100.000 VND for 1 tapa + 1 Spanish drink. Roam the city, find the restaurants and taste them all!

You can collect your “Spanish Tapas Passport” for free in any of the restaurants that are participating on this event.

Each time you buy a tapa in a different restaurant you will get a stamp. If you get the 10 stamps you will participate in a lucky draw with amazing prizes and a variety of Spanish products.

More information: Facebook Event



The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam is pleased to join the celebration of the World Tapas Day by launching an opening event on June 20 in collaboration with our members: Shri, Casa España and Chula Fashion.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Time: From 18:00 to 21:00
Venue: Shri Restaurant & Lounge
Address: Level 23, Centec Tower, 72-74, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

– Start your “Tapas” route in HCMC collecting your “Spanish Tapas passport” and getting your first stamp after tasting the signature tapa of Shri.
– Get a taste of Spanish Iberico ham & Spanish wine for free, courtesy of Casa España.
– Enjoy Spanish fashion by Chula.

More information: Facebook Event

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