Spain

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.

 Reserve a table at Restaurante Elkano one of the most celebrated asadores in Spain. At this family-run place on the Basque coast, they work with the catch of the day and respect it so much they serve every part of the fish, from the muscles in the mouth to the belly.

The menu features everything from simple scrambled eggs with salt cod to a decadent foie gras with Armagnac.

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For more than 80 years, Can Ravell has been selling gourmet food products at its delicatessen and grocery. A seasonal menu brings in patrons looking to dine at the upstairs restaurant, which has marble tables overlooking the retail shop below.

Designed by Christian Liaigre, the Lágrimas Negras restaurant is furnished with muted dark-wood furniture, slatted blinds, and low-hung lights enveloped by large red tassels.

Tucked away on a narrow street in the Lavapiés neighborhood, this tiny restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the Spanish coast and countryside.

Any space-age granny would be proud of the classic lunchtime arroz (rice) pushed into the stratosphere by a discreet touch of foie gras and near-invisible tears of green grape gelée. And she could certainly live with the prices—about $50 a head including wine by the glass.

All cool brushed steel, slatted wood, and black slate, Sula is such a white-hot celebrity hangout one can forget that the joint is actually owned by Joselito (the brand behind the world’s greatest ibérico ham) and Quique Dacosta, the young molecular-gastronomy genius of Michelin two-starred El Po

Housed in a former dairy, La Vaquería de Suiza (The Swiss Dairy) smartly changed nothing about the original structure, with its unfinished cement floors and soaring 19th-century glass double doors, but added mismatched rough-hewn wood tables and chairs.

This starkly handsome gray-stone–and–dark-wood shrine to raw fish is locted in the plush Hotel Wellington.

the lavish five-dozen-plus-item pintxos menu requires hours of complicated assembly on the part of owner Patxi Bergara.