Hungry in Spain? 5 Meals You Must Try
Food in Spain is a serious affair, and from fine dining to tapas and even their Manchego cheese, the Spanish take a huge amount of pride in their unique flavors and cuisines.
The following are 5 meals you must try while in Spain – foods you shouldn’t leave without having tried.
Spanish BBQ in Muro
Those who haven’t yet tasted barbecue dishes Spanish style are in for a treat, and the best Spanish barbecue cuisine comes from a restaurant called El Patio in Muro.
A family run restaurant with a very warm and friendly atmosphere, it is here where travelers can find the best steak in Majorca and enjoy their meal in a relaxed and casual setting. The menu is available in English – those not a fan of steak should try the chicken with peppercorn sauce.
Tapas in Fuengirola
Fuengirola is a tourist hub come summer, and is bursting at the seams with cafes, restaurants and bars which are critically acclaimed as some of the best on the Costa del Sol. Travelers head here for everything from authentic Spanish cuisine to some of the best international flavors too, though the dishes which really shine are the tapas.
Tipi Tapa is one of the best Spanish tapas bars in town, and offers high quality authentic cuisine at a reasonable price. There is a fantastic range of Tapas on the menu available which are perfectly paired with a Sangria – think seafood croquets, boiled eggs with tuna and stuffed potatoes. Catch a Flamenco night for a bit of extra Spanish flair.
Seafood in Sitges
Sitges is a coastal seaside town, so seafood dishes here are always fresh and the standard is very high. You can’t travel to Sitges without having sampled at least one local seafood dish from a restaurant along the Passeig de la Ribera (all restaurants with this address will be found on the seafront), and you can’t miss the crispy, creamy croquettes.
Avoid ordering seafood on Mondays – there is no delivery on Sunday’s so the fish may not be so fresh.
Regional Spanish Dishes in Benidorm
When a restaurant is popular with the locals, this is a sign that the cuisine is authentic as you’re likely to get. And when it comes to Benidorm the locals love Casa Toni – real Spanish food with a regional twist.
The menu offers fresh seafood and meat dishes with very tasty vegetables which draw on Toni’s local Alicant traditions and Andaluz Heritage. This is Mediterranean cuisine at its best with a large wine menu in a classy restaurant setting with a lively bar.
Andalusian Cuisine and Caviar in Benalmadena
Head to Restaurante Sollo in Benalmadena for the best in Andalusian cuisine – this is fine dining at its best, and talk within the food scene is that it the restaurant will claim one of the next Michelin star awards.
The menu is composed of seasonal ingredients and offers caviar from one of the world’s only organic caviar farms (close to Granada). The trout ceviche and ox-steak is also critically acclaimed and widely accepted as a local favorite.