10/22/2012 06:06:00 PM

5 Best Small-Plate Restos Around LA

Beautiful tapas at The Bazaar
Small plates as a trend will probably never wane. For chefs, it's a chance to explore different tastes and cuisines all on one menu. For restaurateurs, it's cost-effective. And for diners, well, we get to graze across a few plates at a time on a virtual global eating tour. While no longer relegated to authentic tapas, almost every restaurant follows the small-plates aesthetic these days. Here are the top five voted as best in our 2013 Survey. Love the list or missing a favorite? Let us know in the comments.


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  2. Shocking that Ink was not mentioned. My husband and I own a successful restaurant and have eaten at many, many 'small plates' eateries both in the US and in Spain. Ink is HANDS DOWN the best composed and best tasting meal(s) we have ever eaten!!!

  3. Nothing equals chef Adam Horton's small plates menu at Raphael in Studio City.