Interior of 100 Montaditos unit on Bleecker street

Interior of 100 Montaditos unit on Bleecker street.

100 Montaditos carves fast-casual tapas niche

Spanish sandwich concept plots U.S. growth

Fast-casual burrito, burger and sandwich chains have become fixtures on the American dining landscape. Fast-casual tapas, however, has not.

But Spain’s 100 Montaditos is seeking to change that with a restaurant inspired by 19th century Spanish taverns.

The restaurant features a bar up front serving beer, wine, sangria and espresso, along with raised bar tables that can accommodate two or three people. Larger tables are in the back.

The service style is fa

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