Best Spanish Dishes to Try

Paella

A savory rice dish from Valencia, paella comes in various forms, often featuring seafood, chicken, or rabbit.

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Tortilla Española

A classic Spanish omelet made with eggs, potatoes, and onions, the tortilla española is a staple in Spanish cuisine.

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Gazpacho

This refreshing cold soup, originating from Andalusia, is made with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and onions.

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Churros con Chocolate

A beloved Spanish treat, churros are deep-fried dough pastries served with a rich, thick chocolate sauce for dipping.

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Jamon Ibérico

Renowned worldwide, Jamon Ibérico is a type of cured ham made from Iberian pigs, prized for its rich flavor and texture.

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Patatas Bravas

Crispy fried potatoes served with a spicy tomato sauce and creamy aioli, patatas bravas are a popular tapas dish.

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Pulpo a la Gallega

A specialty of Galicia, pulpo a la gallega is tender octopus seasoned with paprika, olive oil, and coarse salt.

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Crema Catalana

Similar to crème brûlée, crema catalana is a creamy dessert with a caramelized sugar topping, flavored with lemon and cinnamon.

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Croquetas

These deep-fried fritters are filled with creamy béchamel sauce and can  contain various ingredients like ham, chicken, or seafood.

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Spanish Oysters

Spanish oysters are renowned for their unique flavor and freshness, often served simply with lemon or a mignonette sauce.

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Pulpo a la Feria

Another octopus dish, pulpo a la feria features tender pieces of octopus seasoned with olive oil, paprika, and salt.

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Tarta de Santiago

A traditional almond cake from Galicia, tarta de Santiago is flavored with lemon zest and dusted with powdered sugar.

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