In spite of the growing fast food scene in Charlottesville, Mas Tapas is concentrated on curating slow, conscious meals, with high-quality, organic ingredients. Mainly inspired by traditional Spanish tapas, the menu offers a variety of small plates crafted of meats, cheeses, grains, herbs and produce from local Virginia farms. While the portions are small, guests are encouraged to try a variety of the tasty samplings. The menu offers everything from grilled chorizo and handcrafted ashy goat's milk cheese with apricots, to apple cider-roasted carrots and duck confit empanadas. The space itself is social and casual, with an impressive wine bar and ample patio seating, and the food itself is eclectic, wildly flavorful, and carefully hand-crafted.