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Small plates with big tastes are the best way to experience Atlanta’s cuisine scene.

Shrimp “Pil-Pil” at Saltyard

Barcelona Wine Bar
You’ll want to devour chorizo with sweet-sour figs, or albondigas and Catalan patatas bravas with garlic aioli by the cozy patio fireplace. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404.589.1010,

The “hot smalls” at this newly bowed Buckhead gem include shrooms on toast, grilled octopus with crispy potatoes and German steak tartare—perfect for sharing. 1820 Peachtree Road NW, 404.382.8088,

The Iberian Pig
This Decatur staple has been serving up tasty tapas-style chorizo con jerez and bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with manchego, since it opened in 2009. 121 Sycamore St., 404.371.8800,

The One Sushi +
A newcomer to Brookhaven, this trendy spot features small plates like pineapple tiger shrimp and Korean barbecue short rib in addition to sushi. 2523 Caldwell Road NE, 404.869.6988,

Justin Anthony’s chic safari-style tapas spot is known for authentic South African cuisine—think bunny chow and biltong. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.467.4988,