Spain is home to siestas, sangria and summer holidays. With just a short flight from the UK, you can be sunning yourself on the beach in no time. As well as being a destination to escape the cold, it’s also an incredible place to try new food.
The Spanish cuisine is as much a cultural activity as it is a style of eating. Tapas originated as a free bar snack, which has now evolved and can be found on most menus across the country. These are my top tips on some of the best places to get tapas in Spain.
Team your city break to Barcelona with a trip to Sensi Tapas. Just a few streets from Harlem Jazz Club and Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, this tapas restaurant is the perfect stop for some appetisers. As soon as you step inside, you’ll notice the traditionally Spanish décor and the smells coming from the kitchen. Make sure you try the famous seafood paella, truffle ravioli or the sea bass fillet, you won’t be sorry.
Are you going on a family holiday to Tenerife? Leave the little ones with their grandparents and have a date night at Toro Tapas & Grill. Watch the sun go down over the ocean while tucking into fried squid with aioli, chopitos fritos or risotto. Quality time with your other half is the best way to end a fantastic trip to the Canary Islands; even if you end up bringing the kids along.
Just a short walk from San Antonio beach, Tapas Restaurant & Lounge Bar is one of the best places for a bite to eat on the island. It’s a great spot to share a couple of dishes with your friends; they serve something for everyone with hearty salads, juicy king prawns and deep fried brie on the menu. Even better, all their food is locally sourced so you know you’re getting authentic Spanish dishes.
On the east coast of Spain, you’ll find a hideaway that combines street food and tapas. Do you consider yourself a bit of a foodie? If the answer is yes, you’ll love the Margem Restobar in Benidorm. Are you vegan or gluten-free? You’ll find lots of tasty treats here including vegan brochette, aka a vegetable kebab.