Many also have their own version of Paella, including traditional family recipes. So if you’re lucky enough to come across one of these Spanish meals, make sure you stop and try it. Restaurants to Try: Inclan Brutal Bar, Madrid | La Pepita, Barcelona. Spain is the world’s number one producer of dry cured ham and is still made using century-old techniques. They are usually served on a plate after having been fried in olive oil and salted. But don’t let the simplicity of its recipe fool you. Restaurants to Try: Taberna Malaspina, Madrid | Casa Roman, Seville. We couldn’t resist taking some home with us. Restaurants to Try: Bodega de la Ardosa, Madrid | El Rinconcillo, Seville. A typical food in Spain found in tapas bars, gambas al ajillo is a sizzling dish of prawns in olive oil seasoned with garlic, green chili, and parsley.

This bowl of soup is absolutely mouthwatering. It’s the perfect mid-day tapas snack that’s hearty but not overwhelming. And while it is regarded as a Spanish food, it might have Arabian origins and was perhaps created during the Arab rule in Spain. You can enjoy this dish just the same. Escalivada: Catalonia: Salad: a salad that consists of several types of grilled vegetables, such as eggplants, spicy red peppers, red tomato and sweet onions. Croquetas are made with the main ingredient of choice which could vary from ham, fish, cheese, vegetables, ground meat, potatoes, and more. Each city and region have their own specialties, and this list is a good start for anyone first timers in Spain. They’re much thicker than the traditional omelet. With a specific diet, they create a cheese that is slightly salty, and most delis and bars carry it. All copyrights to photos, graphics, and text are owned by Local Adventurer and cannot be used without permission.

For example, it’s sometimes found stuffed inside of a croqueta, or grilled, or fried.

Milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, orange peel, and cinnamon all come together to create this tasty dessert. And it’s definitely worth a try. All opinions are always our own. The flour and milk cook together until a dough consistency’s produced. The most popular filling for this Spanish delight is jamón (ham). But no matter what’s used, everything’s rounded together in the shape of a disk and deep fried into perfection.

But, of course, due to its popularity, it can be found almost all over the country and the islands. The cured ham is commonly served on a platter, but you can also try to eat it together with melon. This hearty stew is a popular Spanish dish that’s typically served during the cold winter months, but you can still find it on most menus. This traditional Spanish dessert is one of Spain’s most popular street foods! In Spain, lunch is the largest meal of the day and has three or more courses. It’s a baked pastry that has been stuffed with various fillings such as minced meat and cheese. And if you want to truly experience this dish in it’s most authentic form, then head straight to Spain where you’ll have no trouble finding it! This is a great starter or side dish. Read our full disclosure for more info. We are ATLiens who explore a new city every year. Eating tapas is common, and instead of having 1 large meal, you get to enjoy several dishes in smaller portions which is often shared between family and friends. Churros are one of those foods that everyone is sure to love. The flavors in this appetizing snack or quick breakfast bite are nothing close to simple. Which of these would be at the top of your list if you visited Spain? Restaurants to Try: Casa Lolea, Barcelona | Taberna el Sur, Madrid. It’s a classic Spanish recipe including shrimp and garlic with olive oil. It’s very common in northern Spain. The Spanish are obsessed with chorizo. But if you’re a Latin food enthusiast who needs some direction towards scrumptious Spanish meals worth trying, then look no further. Thought Spain was famous for only one cold soup? Because there are so many options and ways to make croquetas, there’s no telling how one might differ from the other without tasting them yourself. This cheese is made in the middle of Spain with manchega sheep’s milk. Further down in the article, you also read more about the Spanish cuisine, and see what Spaniards eat for Breakfast and Christmas as well as some local beverages and pastries that you should try!