Spain

Restaurants in Spain

At the elegant Bar Martínez one must select crab mousse molded between bright zucchini shavings into a clever "charlotte."

Everything is magnificent here: the garlicky sauté of mini-mushrooms called perretxikos; the spicy, slender chistorra sausage in puff pastry; and the baby croissants that bulge with purplish curls of jamón, reason alone to move to San Sebastián—though the same can be said about the richl

Don’t miss chefs Montse Moreno and Xavi Manero’s 14-person get-togethers. Best dish: Iberian pork confit.

The glamorous see-and-be-seen scene merits attention with an inspired repertoire of seasonally inspired specialties—such as gazpacho with tuna tartare or bacalao al pilpil, cod in a tangy sauce with spring garlic and wild mushrooms.

For contemporary Catalan cuisine, consider the tasting menu at Michelin-starred Hisop. Located in the Eixample neighborhood, this is a special occasion spot for budget-minded gourmands.

Traditional dishes like serrano suckling pig and sautéed garbanzo beans are specialties at this restaurant in Córdoba.

A large selection of Iberian wines by the glass—along with tapas, charcuterie plates, pâtés, and canapés—soothe flight-frazzled nerves at this sleek wine bar.

Rub elbows with art-world insiders in an interior designed by Pascua Ortega. Try the tuna tartare with chive-flecked guacamole.

Elegant wooden pillars and painted tiles divide the zinc-topped bar from the formal seated dining room at this Goya neighborhood restaurant. The signature cocido madrileño, a meat-and-chickpea stew served in three stages, also comes in a kids’ menu size.