You can enjoy tapas in all the towns of the Murcia region, just pop in and point at what you want. However, many towns and cities are showcasing their bars and restaurants by hosting Rutas de Tapas, where participating bars offer their best tapas and drink for between €2 and €2.5. Here’s a list of some of the ones to look out for.
At the end of January Cehegín kicks us off, then February sees Cartagena demonstrating their foodie prowess, take a look on www.rutadelatapadecartagena.es for dates, locations and previous winners or this article for our review – Cartagena Ruta de la Tapas.
March has tapas in Puerto de Lumbreras, La Union and Yecla, April Los Urrutias and May Los Belones and Alcantarilla.
Not really a tapas route, the Ruta del Vino de Jumilla is available all year, but in the summer they combine it with music events and even more food. Well worth a visit; take a look on their website for more details and the program: www.rutadelvinojumilla.com
From July through to the end of September Águilas offers a drink and a tapas, then in August visit Bullas, September Molina de Segura and Lorca and October Lorquí and Calasparra. November sees Moratalla host the tapas route along with Murcia city. Then in December try San Javier or Archena for some yummies.
Keep an eye out on our Native Spain page on facebook for exact dates!