In the Spanish culture, tapas are small, sample-sized plates that generally serve three purposes: to stave hunger, to prime the appetite for more food and to provide a reason for people to gather and socialize without overstuffing. At La Bodega, the small plates blend such unique flavors that they also function as conversation starters. On La Bodega's plates, diners find intriguing offerings such as aceitunas alinadas (marinated olives with spices and fresh herbs) and jamon iberico (Spanish serrano ham with Manchego cheese on tomato bread). Its warm collection includes queso de cabara al horno (goat cheese baked in tomato sauce with garlic bread) and solomillo con cabrales (grilled beef tenderloin crusted with Spanish blue cheese). No worries if the conversation lags; the menu's deep, so there's always something to talk about.