When you travel to Spain, there’s no doubt that you want to taste authentic Spanish food. But there is more to eating authentic Spanish food because in this country, food is treated as an art.
With the many restaurants in Spain, you might find it difficult to know which ones serve the best dishes. To make your life a lot easier, here is a list of the best places to dine all over Spain.
Cafe Iruña in Pamplona
Only starting out to take part in being a gastronomic district, Pamplona presents Cafe Iruña. This cafe and restaurant is known for showcasing the life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the best American novelists. Visitors and locals alike make it a point to visit this restaurant not only to experience how Hemingway’s life was but also to have great food.
DiverXO in Madrid
Right in the capital of Spain is DiverXO. DiverXO is a famous three-Michelin-star restaurant that serves Spanish and Chinese dishes joined together to create mouth-watering dishes. It is easily considered as one of the best restaurants in Spain especially since it ranks No. 59 in the 2015 edition of the World’s Best Restaurants. Tip: If you are planning on eating here, might as well book almost six months in advance since the restaurant is already fully booked.
Mugaritz in San Sebastian
There’s no other restaurant in Spain that will give you a very surprising treat than Mugaritz. Unlike other places where you consult the menu for the meals and dishes, in Mugaritz, you won’t be getting that option. Ranked as the 6th best restaurant in the world, the Mugaritz will only serve you the dishes prepared by its chef and owner, Andoni Luis Aduriz. If you’re worried about not liking the food, just remember that it won’t be one of the best restaurants if the experience was that bad.
Teteria Baraka in Andalucia
If you’re looking for a simpler setting where you feel very close to the locals, then you might want to try Tereteria Baraka in La Alpujarra, Andalucia. This restaurant’s ambiance is very warm and cozy as it seeks to resemble a local restaurant. Because it’s run by Muslims, you will be able to get your fill of shawarma, falafel, soups, and salads. Make sure to top it all off with their famous ice cream.
Can Majo in Barcelona
If you are a seafood lover, then Can Majo is for you because seafood is their specialty. The owners, as well as the chefs, are known for having seafood expertise and the best culinary techniques in cooking and presenting food. Their products are nothing short of fresh as they make sure all of the seafood is delivered on the same day. When you find yourself having a table here, you can try tasting their appetizers like the chipirones a la andaluza or the crayfish “Maria style” named after its owner, Maria.
Looking for other travel inspiration? Try this list of bizarre but delightful hotels around the world. There are many more restaurants to try in Spain. Their taste of food is impeccable and you can be assured that in whatever city you visit, there are always must-try restaurants offering the best and the finest of Spanish cuisine.