These are the most popular traditional foods in Spain

Some of the most famous chefs in the world come from Spain, which is famous for its world-famous dishes. Many of us may not know that there are restaurants in the Basque Country and Catalonia where you have to book a full year. Yes, a year, not a week or a month.

Here you will find a list of the best and most popular traditional Spanish foods you should try out when visiting Spain.

Patatas Bravas

At a time when the people from Spain are keen to eat spices, these spices are not extremely hot like in countries such as India. But one of the few exceptions to this rule is the famous Spanish dish and the national favorite, Patatas Bravas. This dish consists of a red sauce, chunk whose components vary from one Spanish province to another, with contains spuds peeled and cut into cubes and then fried.


One of the most famous Spanish dishes and native to the city of Valencia, especially since the middle of the nineteenth century, on the shores of Lake Albufeira, where this dish came from. The main ingredients of the Paella dish are chicken and rabbit meat, although seafood is considered traditional in coastal areas.

Gazpacho Gazpacho soup

Nothing cools you on a hot summer day more than this cool stew. Which explains why this Spanish dish descends from the Andalusia region in the far south of Spain. The soup combines gazpacho in its ingredients between cucumber, garlic, onion, pepper, tomato, olive oil, salt, water and wine vinegar. It is served with a light dish of cucumber, onions, peppers and tomatoes.


Make sure to experience this tasty dish made of battered squid, especially with some fresh lemon juice.

Pulpo a la Gallega

If you are staying in Galicia, enter any restaurant and ask for a plate of octopus. Here, the dish consists of boiled octopus with sweet peppers, sea salt and olive oil.

Tortilla Española

Another traditional Spanish dish is Spanish omelette, which is unlike the version used in British kitchens where they use chunky pepper. Tortilla Española is also known as “tortilla de patatas” where fried potatoes are the main ingredients of the dish after the eggs. Chopped onion is also added to the recipe sometimes.

Crema Catalana

A crema usually refers to creamed soup. However, the Catalan crema Catalana called  Crème brllée dish in France. The ingredients contain caramelized sugar or rich custard flavored with citrus and cinnamon.


You will remember for a long time this traditional Spanish dish after eating it, as its taste may stay with you for hours, especially because of its ingredients which contain hot sausages and garlic.

Fabada Asturiana

This white stew is used by mountain dwellers in the most beautiful areas of ​​Spain to warm themselves when the winter cold comes.

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