Spain is famous for its good food and for eating late. So try at least one of these delicacies during your stay.
Is a rice dish with a lot of spices usually served with varieties of fish, meat, and vegetables. Every family and every restaurant will have its own recipe.
Are a very typical tapas dish. It’s fried chunks of potatoes served with bravas sauce. In Madrid, the sauce is made with Spanish Parika (pimentón) which is spicy and sweet.
Pollo al ajillo
This is literally garlic chicken. Everyone’s grandma has her own recipe but generally, it is fried chicken with lots and lots of garlic and mediterranean herbs like rosemary and thyme. And yes, they do look like chicken wings but taste even better!
This dry-cured ham is made using century-old techniques and from black Iberico pigs. You will get it in almost every tapas bar or at markets. Fun Fact: because the meat is only cured you’re not allowed to take it to the US.
This almond nougat is to die for! Spaniards usually devour it during Christmas, but you can buy it year-round. Visit the small town Jijona to try the best turrón in all of Spain.
Churros con chocolate
Everyone should know and try churros. It’s the Spanish version of donuts: fried sugary sticks served with a sticky chocolate sauce.
If you haven’t heard of Sangria, where were you? It’s cold red wine infused with spices and fruit, which makes it the perfect summer drink. Don’t like fruit in your wine? Try any kind of Spanish red wine, especially Rioja is worth a try.
Restaurants to try in Spain
These restaurants are absolute must-tries on your next trip to Spain
Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid
This is not a classic restaurant, it’s a market. It is one of the best and most famous markets in Europe and you will be able to try yourself through Spanish delicacies.
Botín in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid
They offer traditional Spanish and a comprehensive wine list. The main dishes start from 15€.
Tickets in Barcelona
This restaurant is considered one of the best tapas restaurants in all of Spain. Try yourself through the wine list and as many tapas as you can. Tapas will cost anything from 3-30€!
Lasarte in Barcelona
This Michelin star restaurant will pop up every time you’re looking for fantastic restaurants in Spain. It is very fancy and offers European Cuisine with a twist. Mains start at 50€ and they offer a 12-course tasting dinner for 245€.
Bar-Restaurante Eslava in Seville
This traditional restaurant will feed you traditional Spanish food and tapas. Have some sangria at the bar while waiting for a table. Tapas start from 3€ and mains will cost you 14-30€.