Tapas in North Jersey
In Somerset County, try Tapastre, 1 High Street, Somerville: Not typical Spanish tapas but rather small plates sampling cuisines from six different Mediteranian regions in a contemporary (i.e. trying for trendy) environment. Food is a bit pricey, but most of the dishes are very, very good (and the baby lamb chops excellent). Here is link to their website: http://www.tapastre.com/ ...and here is a review from a few years ago. http://www.artfuldiner.com/tapastre.html
In Hunterdon County, Circa in High Bridge (about 5 miles north of Route 78) serves a nice selection of small plates. The food is good, Circa is a beautiful old restaurant right on the main street in a small town, and it has a great bar that can get lively later in the evenings. http://www.circa-restaurant.com/dinne...