Best Of 2018

Best new restaurant: BULLA GASTROBAR

Best new restaurant

If you’re a fan of small plates and sharing, run, don’t walk to Bulla Gastrobar. It’s the closest thing to eating in Spain that you’re going to find around these parts, and the joy of authentic tapas is the sheer pleasure of communally sharing many new taste treats. Start under the spell of pan de cristal con tomate, then add iconic patatas brava and juicy pintxo skewers. Now there’s even the Luna Lounge rooftop bar on Thursday through Saturday after 5 p.m. Grab a half-price bottle of Rioja during happy hour and luxuriate. 930 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-733-8626, bullagastrobar.com. —Jon Palmer Claridge