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The 10 Best Spanish Foods


A famous rice dish from Valencia, paella typically includes a variety of seafood, meats, and vegetables, flavored with saffron and other spices.


Tapas are small, savory dishes that can include a wide range of options, such as chorizo, Spanish omelet (tortilla española), croquettes, and marinated olives.


A cold tomato-based soup, gazpacho is refreshing and perfect for hot summer days. It typically includes tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar.

Jamón Ibérico:

This high-quality cured ham from Spain is renowned for its rich, nutty flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Patatas Bravas:

A popular tapas dish, patatas bravas consists of crispy fried potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce and aioli.

Pulpo a la Gallega:

This Galician dish features tender octopus seasoned with paprika, olive oil, and salt, often served on a bed of potatoes.

Churros con Chocolate:

A beloved Spanish treat, churros are fried dough pastries dusted with sugar and cinnamon, served with a rich chocolate dipping sauce.

Tortilla Española:

A simple yet delicious dish, tortilla española is a Spanish omelet made with eggs, potatoes, and onions, cooked until golden and firm.


Similar to ratatouille, pisto is a vegetable stew made with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions, and eggplant, often served with a fried egg on top.

Crema Catalana:

A creamy dessert similar to crème brûlée, crema catalana is flavored with cinnamon and lemon zest and topped with a caramelized sugar crust.