Spanish cheeses and sausages are mainstays of the tapas scene. But for many Philadelphia tapas restaurants, they're only one way to do small plates. Valanni dubs its tapas "Medi-Latin," punctuating more traditional dishes with Mediterranean bites like spanakopita and chickpea frites. At Sampan, diners find pan-Asian takes on tapas in the form of seafood-stuffed dumplings and spring rolls. And at James Beard Award-winner Jose Garces's restaurant Distrito, tequila-doused salmon ceviche and Kobe-beef tacos exude the flavors of Mexico City.