Dining in Spain can range from eating your way though informal Tapas bars to indulging in the haute cuisine of Michelin star restaurants. Whether you are in the mood for something rustic or refined, Spain has you covered. Many of the products common in modern day Europe were brought over by Spanish explorers and the breadth of what they found is evident in the diversity of Spanish Cuisine. Traditionally, Spanish cooking made the most out of what was available locally. As a result, the typical foods you’ll find to eat in Spain reflect the gastronomy’s regionality. Some of the most beloved dishes of Spanish cuisine are simple and prepared in the same way that they have been for centuries, with emphasis on quality ingredients and seasonal cooking.
The Spanish are passionate people and make no exception when it comes to their food. By familiarizing yourself with the typical dishes of Spanish cuisine, you will gain a better understanding of the culture and develop a deeper appreciation for the innovative chefs who interpret Spanish classics more creativity.
Must-Try Spanish Food Specialties: What to Eat and Where to Find It
(To learn more about each dish, click through from the images below.)