Cilantro Tapas & Bar established in 2013 as the Hudson Valley Premiere Latin Fusion Restaurant and Bar.
We offer an elegant, delicious dining experience, including an outstanding selection of the finest food prepared by our distinguished culinary staff.
Our restaurant offers a unique decor and atmosphere that provides an inviting space for family and special gatherings.
(Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtapas]) are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. In some Central American countries, such snacks are known as bocas. In Mexico, similar dishes are called "botanas."
The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Also, in some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.