Patatas Bravas

This dish is commonly served as part of tapas in restaurants and bars in Madrid and throughout Spain. At Socarrat NYC, one of our most popular tapas is patatas bravas. This straightforward but delectable tapa is traditionally made with fried potatoes topped with a spicy sauce. Patatas bravas are fried potatoes served as tapas in Spain with a fiery, smokey red sauce and a creamy aioli sauce. Patatas means “potato” in Spanish, and bravas is the sauce’s name. Bravas sauce isn’t supposed to burn your tongue, but it should have a strong flavor. Typically consisting of:
  • White vinegar
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Tomato paste

In Spanish, the word “bravas” means “brave” or “ferocious.” As a result, the dish will undoubtedly pack a punch. A typical serving of Patatas Bravas contains four potatoes. The type of potato is not fixed; you can use white or gold potatoes, but most people prefer baby potatoes. There are many sauce variations throughout Spain, and more have emerged as the dish has spread across the continent.