Coca

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 Coca 

Region:
Catalonia
Valencia
Balearic Islands
Season:
Year-Round
Great Choice For:
All Diner Types
Eat It For:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

(also Coques and Cocoa) Coca is like a Spanish interpretation of pizza, without the cheese. As is the case with pizza, there are many different options to choose from for toppings. Made on a base of flatbread, common coca garnishings include mixed veggies, fish and even fruit with meats. One popular variety, the coca de trampó (pictured above), is topped with a Mallorcan vegetable medley. In addition to savory coca, you can also find them with sweet toppings. As if you didn’t already have enough choices, you can even find stuffed coques, similar to empanadas, or should we call them Spanish calzones

Where to find Coca

Barcelona: Tucked away in a piece of history, L’Antic Bocoi del Gótic is situated among the remains of Barcelona’s, 2,000 year-old Roman wall. Highlighting local ingredients and classic Catalan cuisine, a meal here makes for a night worth remembering.

Madrid: At the top of the Circulo de Bellas Artes building, Tartan Azotea has views of Madrid that are nothing short of stunning. With a fresh menu that changes seasonally, this is a great place to enjoy the Spanish sun along with something to eat.