Tapasbarinn translates simply to the Tapas Bar – Iceland’s take on the spanish tradition of tapas. Although it’s neither the only tapas restaurant in Iceland nor the first Tapasbarinn has been been one of Reykjavíks most popular haunts among the locals for well over a decade. The reason could be the mediterranean athmosphere which offers relief from the Icelandic winter or simply that it is a place that offers decent food at reasonable prices.
The food is Iberian in spirit but Icelandic in style – this is probably the only tapasbar in the world where whale is a regular feature on the menu. Try the saltfiskur (salted cod/bacalao) and the „lobster“ (langoustine).