The 10 Best Spanish Foods

Paella: Originating from the Valencia region, paella is a flavorful rice dish cooked with saffron, vegetables, and a variety of proteins such as chicken, rabbit, seafood.

Tortilla Española: This classic dish features thinly sliced potatoes and onions cooked in olive oil, mixed with beaten eggs, and then cooked until set into a thick.

Jamón Ibérico: Spain is famous for its cured hams, particularly Jamón Ibérico, made from the meat of Iberian pigs. The ham is cured for several years, resulting in a rich.

Gazpacho: A refreshing cold soup originating from Andalusia, gazpacho is made with ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and bread.

Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician-Style Octopus): A specialty from the Galicia region, pulpo a la gallega features tender octopus seasoned with olive oil, paprika, and salt, then served atop.

Patatas Bravas: A popular tapas dish, patatas bravas consists of crispy fried potatoes served with a spicy tomato sauce (brava sauce) and aioli. It's a flavorful and satisfying snack.

Churros con Chocolate: A beloved Spanish treat, churros are fried dough pastries dusted with sugar and cinnamon, often served with a thick, rich hot chocolate for dipping.

Croquetas: These creamy, crispy croquettes are made with a thick béchamel sauce mixed with various fillings such as ham, chicken, seafood, or cheese.

Pulpo a Feira (Galician-Style Octopus): Another Galician specialty, pulpo a feira features tender octopus that is boiled until perfectly cooked, then sliced and drizzled with olive oil.

Crema Catalana: Often considered Spain's version of crème brûlée, crema catalana is a creamy custard dessert flavored with lemon zest and cinnamon, topped with a layer.