The event, which will run from the 1st of August through to the 3rd, has been organised by the Guia Play magazine in conjunction with local businesses and the Town Hall.
Each participating bar/restaurant/chiringuito will provide an orginal tapa for the price of two euros. Everybody is invited to participate, both locals and visitors, as well as people from neighbouring towns and to tour the 15 participating establishments.
Don’t worry if you are an out-of-towner because you can pop along to the Tourist Information Office where they will explain where to find the bars and restaurants. In fact, they will even organise a guide for groups of between 12 and 15 people.
To participate in the voting process for the Best Tapa you will have to go round at least five establishments to qualify.
If you do want a guide then you will have to stick to a timetable: between 12.00h to 14.00h and 20.30h to midnight. Those going around the bars on their own steam, need only worry about the normal opening times of each establishment.
So how does it work? You will award each tapa tried in each establishment points from between one and ten and mark it on a form provided. Each bar will also stamp your form to prove that you have actually been there and tried their tapas.
Once filled in, you can either hand it over to a guide, if you are accompanied, or hand it into the Tourist Information Office any time up to the 6th of August.
The Publisher of the Guia Play magazine explained that additionally, the tapas will be judge by a panel of three chefs and the bar with the winning tapa will receive a prize. There will also be a prize according to the points awarded by the tapa-goers’ notes.
Editorial Comment: unfortunately, the Town Hall press release did not include the names of the bars and restaurants that are participating.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)