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By Cara Bailey, Staff Writer Modified: March 5, 2009 at 9:02 am •  Published: March 3, 2009
A classic, gourmet Spanish treat is popping up in Oklahoma City while providing a casual dining experience with a sophisticated atmosphere where guests can have a traditional dinner or enjoy a drink with their friends.

Bolero Spanish Grill and Tapas Bar owner Curtis Bramlett said Tapas restaurants have been popular in New York and Miami.

Tapas are traditional small Spanish meals that can be served as a meal or snack.

"I think society as a whole is trying to eat better food and gourmet things," Bramlett said. "I think Oklahomans have realized that they don't need to whole plates of Mexican food to have fun."

Bolero's customers are usually 25 to 50 years old because they are comfortable educating themselves about wine and food, Bramlett said. Fried goat cheese is the most popular item on the tapas menu along with unique entrees, soups and Spanish Sangrias. Bolero's can be found in Bricktown at 200 S Oklahoma Ave.