Tapas are a Spanish appetizer of small portions of food. They are meant to be shared, as they are meant to be tasted by several people to experience a variety of flavors. There are more than 80 types of Tapas in Spain. They are usually eaten as an appetizer and can range from simple seafood or meat dishes to more complicated and elaborate dishes. They are served in bars and restaurants, commonly between 6 pm and 9 pm, as a complement to drinks. There are three basic types of Tapas, cold ones, hot ones, and ones that can be either hot or cold, depending on the ingredients used.