With Toulouse being very close to the Spanish border, you already have a very Spanish flair in the city. A lot of restaurants have big terrasses outside and as soon as the first sunshine is out, the Toulousains love sitting outside. Here is our personal favorite list of tapas bars:
This restaurant offers fresh and original tapas that change all the time. They offer a mixed tapas plate that allows you to try everything they have to offer on this day (Assiette dégustation: €20 for 2). The great thing about them is that if you don’t like something or if you have some constraints (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.) they adapt the menu for you.
On top, they offer great alcoholic and virgin cocktails.
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-2:30pm & 7:00pm to late
2 Avenue Paul Séjourné, Toulouse
This little Spanish tapas bar, is definitely one of our favourites in Toulouse. Owned by a Spanish lady and recommended by a lot of Spanish friends, the tapas menu is just amazing. They have a set and a daily changing Tapas menu.
If you like Gin & Tonic, this is an amazing bar to get your favourite gin or try new mixes.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 7:00pm to late
48 Rue Pharaon, Toulouse
This is a new bar in the centre, close to Jean Jaures. The bar offers little space inside, it however has quite some space outside on the terrasse. Their highlight definitely is, as the name indicates, the fact that you can play Petanque/Boules. On top, they offer great pintxos/tapas served in Spanish style on the counter. Definitely worth trying!
Tuesday to Saturday 6:00 pm to late
5 rue Labeda, Toulouse
This little restaurant is located close to La Daurade. It is not a real tapas bar, but it offers amazing food creations. You can either choose the little dishes à la carte or take the surprise menu (definitely worth it!). Don’t forget to reserve your table!
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30-10:30pm
8, rue des Blanchers, Toulouse
This tapas bar in Saint Cyprien offers great pintxos served on the counter, so that you almost feel like being in San Sebastian (still not the same though). They also offer warm tapas and mains like salads, burgers, bagels, etc.
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 14:00 & Monday to Saturday 18:00 – 23:00
6 Place Estrapade, Toulouse