Best Tapas/Small Plates
Published: September 22, 2010
1444 Light St., (443) 869-6871, centrotapasbar.com
With all the small plates offerings around town, it’s gratifying to see a return to the tapas bar’s Latin roots. Centro has done just that in a cool new space carved out of the former Bicycle. From salty nibbles such as fried marcona almonds and crunchy pickled guindilla peppers to a traditional potato tortilla or arepa mechada, featuring Venezuelan-style savory pulled oxtail meat piled high on a corn masa cake and topped with a fried egg and avocado, Centro encourages grazing and sharing. A Latin-centric wine list tops the list of reasons to take the edge off here.