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Restaurants in Spain

Whether you're looking for light tapas, hearty seafood Paella or a gourmet dining experiences in the Basque country, you can find restaurants in Spain to cater to your culinary needs.

Spain's most popular dining category is tapas, which are typically small servings of cured meats, olives and cheeses, grilled squid or meatballs. There are regional variations of tapas, for example pintxos are small plates served in the north. You will find some of the best tapas restaurants in Spain in Madrid, San Sebastian and Seville.

Other Spain restaurants to try include asadores, which specialize in grilled meats and marisquerías, which serve fish and seafood.

Some of the best restaurants in Spain are now some of the best restaurants, with the now closed el Bullí putting Spain on the map as a culinary destination. It is possible to find great food all over the country, but Valencia, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Andalucía and Seville are among the best cities in Spain for a foodie holiday.

  • A Fuego Negro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The dramatic stark-black design is a refreshing departure from the woody cubbyhole look of traditional pintxo bars (in the back there’s a little re... More
  • Adolfo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Agapanto

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Tiny squid, which are brought in from down the street, are fried with wild garlic, and local spring lamb is served with tumbet, the rich Majorcan s... More
  • Aita Mari

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Aizian

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Alboroque

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Star chef Andrés Madrigal is at the top of his game creating nouveau-Spanish dishes for his 75-euro tasting menu (about $96; à la carte is also ava... More
  • Alfaguara

    In Granada, stop for tea at this Moroccan teahouse in the ancient Moorish neighborhood of Albaicín. More
  • Alkimia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef and alchemist Jordi Vilà runs the kitchen at this Michelin one-starred restaurant in the Sagrada Familia district of Barcelona. At Alkimia, wh... More
  • Aloña Berri

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In front of you sits a napoleon of caramelized foie gras, mackerel, and roasted pepper—an intricate sweet-savory morsel the size of a silver dollar... More
  • Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Most Barcelona bars shut down on Sunday nights—which is why Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo is so indispensable. Plus, Paco serves Barcelona’s greatest t... More
  • Antojo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef César Rodríguez, who trained at Abraham García’s Viridiana restaurant, now heads this market-driven eatery located on a tree-lined street in t... More
  • Arola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Catalan chef Sergi Arola—from Michelin two-starred Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid—opened this tapas restaurant at the Hotel Arts in Olympic Village, ... More
  • Arola Madrid

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Part restaurant and part nightclub, Arola Madrid is located in the Museo Reina Sofia (Queen Sofia Museum), which houses a renowned collection of 20... More
  • Arzak

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Tasting menu for two $528. More
  • Asador de la Esquina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This smart urban grill house flanks the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with a sweeping view of the pitch. In the turbocharged dining room with blond-woo... More
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