Spanish Cuisine

Among the best food in Europe, up there with Italian.

Spanish Cuisine

It’s only fair to dedicate an entire page to Spanish cuisine, because it deserves it. Dining in Spain was my favorite part of the trip. The incredible flavors paired with the incredible wine of the region was something that I loved. As I travel more and more, travel becomes about sharing beautiful moments with other people and enjoying a meal together. Dinner in Spain isn’t about replenishing calories, dinner in Spain was an experience.

Best restaurant: Casa Manolo Leon in Seville

Sevilla

Casa Manolo Leon

Sevilla

Best restaurant in Sevilla goes to Casa Manolo Leon

Casa Manolo Leon

Dinner • 5 People • 227.40 €

Dinner at every restaurant in Spain was memorable but this one in particular was my favorite. It was my favorite because of the attention to detail by the staff & and if you’ve been to Europe you know this is rare. The food was also incredible. Me and my foodie friend would always order the octopus as an appetizer and this restaurant delivered the best one. I’m not going to say why it was the best, but you have to trust me here. I’ve realized that as I write these short paragraphs about food, it all sounds the same. Casa Manolo Leon is fantastic, and if you’re in Sevilla you can’t miss it.

Conclusion & other options

Dinner • 5 People • 227.40 €

For the money, you can’t beat Casa Manolo Leon. We spent 227€ across five people and our order was extensive. If you’re interested in seeing our receipt, you can here: See receipt

Sevilla is big and there are a few other options worth mentioning. I had incredible paella in Paella e Hijos. Arroces Valencianos. Great paella and very reasonably priced. See receipt

Madrid

Best restaurant in Madrid: Sobrino de Botín

Madrid

Best restaurant in Madrid: Sobrino de Botín

Sobrino de Botín

Dinner • 5 People • 173.15 €

El Botin is the world’s oldest restaurant on record and it’s located in Madrid. This is a must if you’re in Madrid. Simply eating at the world’s oldest restaurant is something to live and be able to remember. However, the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. We ordered cochinito and cordero. Cochinito is pork and cordero is lamb, as well as salad, sangria and of course wine. I suggest you make an appointment because it gets busy.

Bodega de Los Secretos

Dinner • 5 People • 174.50 €

Bodega de Los Secretos is a great restaurant in Madrid that I recommend. Between this or Paraguas, I’d do Bodega de Los Secretos. The reason I mention El Paraguas here is because they’re in the same class when it comes to restaurants. Bodega de Los Secretos has better food and better prices.

I’m not covering Paraguas here in the photo story because it wasn’t a great experience and it doesn’t earn a spot on my website. It was overpriced, the food portions were small and salty. The service was also borderline insulting.

Malaga

Best restaurant in Malaga: Los Mellizos Málaga

Malaga

Best restaurant in Malaga: Los Mellizos Málaga

Los Mellizos Málaga

Dinner • 5 People • 192.40 €

Malaga is by the coast and there are no shortages of great restaurants in the city. We went with Los Mellizos Malaga and it was a solid choice. Relatively cheap, too and they had an extensive wine list. If you’re in Malaga, this is a solid option.

Toledo

Best restaurant in Toledo: Restaurante Zal Gorda

Toledo

Best restaurant in Toledo: Restaurante Zal Gorda

Restaurante Zal Gorda

Dinner • 5 People • 177.00 €

Restaurante Zal Gorda was the first restaurant in Spain where I had paella. Zal Gorda was a great experience and delicious food. We ordered two paellas, and they were both stunning. The wine wasn’t special here but it was decent. A solid choice that happens to be outside of the historic center. Easiest way to get to the restaurant is to hire a taxi. Uber in Spain is tricky. They’re really only available in Madrid but they’re not very competitive when it comes to price and they often take much longer to arrive.

Alfileritos

Dinner • 5 People • 115.10 €

Alfileritos is another solid option in Toledo. There's a tapas bar on the first floor and a full restaurant on the second floor. Alfileritos was different from the rest of the restaurants that we experienced. It was Spanish food but it was more experimental with their flavor and it didn’t disappoint. Definitely a must if you’re in Toledo.

Conclusion

Eating in Spain was my favorite activity of the trip. It’s fair to say that the best food in Europe is in Italy, and after this trip I still feel the same way. However, Spanish food is not too far behind. I’m not going to get into why Spanish food was incredible. Taste is subjective, and I’m really not equipped to review food — I’m not a food critic, nor do I want to be one. Trust me, go to Spain and order the house specialty and you’re going to be impressed.

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Spanish Cuisine

Among the best food in Europe, up there with Italian.

Spanish Cuisine

Among the best food in Europe, up there with Italian.

Business Class to Spain

Singapore Airlines on their A350 & AA Flagship Business

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