Food and Eating
Ir de tapas
Going out with friends for tapas, small plate portions that you share with everyone, is one of the best ways to take part in Spanish culture.
Menu del Dia
Menu de Martes
Mercado Provenzal 2
Madrileños live for their tapas and drinks at a local terrace.
A typical breakfast at a cafetería.
Menú del día
Restaurants offer a two place special for lunch. Break, drink, and dessert are often included.
Menú del día
Another menú del día.
Some restaurants have a variety of options when choosing a menú.
Some restaurants will offer a medio menú, offering one plate, for a lower cost.
A specialty Catalunya, these members of the onion family are grilled and dipped in a red sauce.
Recibo San Gines
La Venganza de Malinche
La Venganza de Malinche2
Another typical tapas dish, tortilla is made with eggs, potatoes, and onion.
A typical tapas dish, patatas bravas are potatoes with a red sauce similar to, but not quite ketchup.
A Spanish favorite, croquetas are a mixture of mashed potato and a cream sauce called béchamel. They often include a choice of chicken, ham, or another ingredient.
Razor clams are a popular dish in northern Spain.
Galicia, in northwestern Spain is known for it's seafood, marisco.
Pulpo a la gaellga
The final product, with potatoes and paprika.
This paella dish is made with rice, squid, and squid ink, giving it its name.
Spanish ham is cured, rather than cooked. Left on the bone, many families have an entire leg in the kitchen.
Most Spaniards will have a café con leche and a small pastry or tostada for breakfast. Much smaller than the typical American meal.
Breakfast tends to be on the lighter side.
Olives, grown in Spain are fantastic and often served when you order a drink at a restaurant or bar.
A stall selling ham in Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid.
Many cities have markets like the Boqueria in Barcelona.
Many neighborhoods have stores that specialize in products, like this fruit store.
A new trend in Madrid is brunch. La Pasa offers stereotypical flavors from different cultures.
If you like Gatorade, you'll love Aquarius, one of the most popular drinks in Spain.
Milk is stored on shelves in supermarkets.
Una merienda de tortilla española. Pan viene con casi todas las comidas.
¿Te gustaría probar un trozo de tortilla?