In tapas-style dining, you share small plates with fellow diners, unlike family-style dining, in which you share a giant spoon with your brothers. Dine in good company with this Groupon.
Choose Between Three Options
- $17 for $30 worth of tapas for lunch
- $23 for $40 worth of tapas for dinner, valid Tuesday–Thursday
- $23 for $40 worth of tapas for dinner, valid Friday–Sunday
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1252 Tapas Bar
In 1252 AD, King Alfonso X—nicknamed "The Wise"—took the throne of Spain. One of the many things he did to earn his nickname, besides creating the creature known as Larry King, was to introduce the idea of tapas, which completely changed the way people ate. Named for the year of King Alfonso's coronation, 1252 Tapas Bar brings the now centuries-old tradition of small, shareable dishes to Texas.
Its chefs serve delightfully plated portions of bacon-wrapped sea scallops in saffron cream, baby grilled octopus, marinated pork skewers, and fried potatoes. They also delight diners with open-faced sandwiches known as montaditos, pans of sizzling paella, and churros deemed by the Houston Press to be "some of the best churros around." The spread is complemented by live Latin tunes on Tuesdays, cover bands on Wednesdays, and DJs spinning energetic beats late night on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Cuisine Type: Cuisine of Spain
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Paella, Montaditos & Tapas
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out: Parking garage
Outdoor Seating: Yes