Best Tapas in Murcia - La Bicicleta
When travelling there's nothing better than stopping for a drink and tasting the local food. Who couldn't resist trying the local Murcia tapas named after a bicycle?
This tapa comes in 3 variations The Marinero (Sailor), The Marinera (Sailoress) and The Bicicleta (Bicycle).
Firstly the base of the tapa is a rosquilla which is a type of crunchy breadstick. Secondly a layer of Russian salad is placed on top (potatoes, tuna, mayonnaise, eggs, peas & carrots). The 3rd step is what differentiates the three:
The Marinero (Right) is topped with a Boquerón (anchovy in vinegar).
The Marinera (Centre) is topped with a salted anchovy.
The Bicicleta (Left) is served without a topping.
We have to confess that we have been unable to find out why it's named after a bicycle.
If you happen to be cycling in Murcia then why not try one!
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