Learn the most typical food in Spain, the most popular and traditional dishes.

We learn Spanish culture through the gastronomy of Spain. Spanish cuisine is very rich and varied, it is based on a Mediterranean diet and many years of tradition. We are going to know some of the dishes that you should try on your trip to Spain

Educational video to know the typical food of Spain

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The most popular dishes of Spain

Some of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy


El jamón serrano

Jamón Serrano is one of the great references of Spanish gastronomy.

Iberian ham is a cold meat, it comes from the cured pork leg. The most famous hams in Spain for their quality are the pata negra, jamón de bellota jamón de jabugo and jamón de guijuelo

La tortilla de patatas

Potato omelette is traditional throughout Spain, you can find it anywhere

The ingredients of the potato omelette are eggs and potatoes and generally onion is also added. In some places they are also filled with other foods such as ham, cheese …

Tortilla patatas, platos tradicionales de españa
paella, platos más famosos de españa

La paella

Paella is the most international dish of Spanish gastronomy.

Paella is a rice dish, its name is due to the pan with which it is cooked, called paella, round and with two handles on the sides.

The paella comes from the Valencian Community. The original paella, or the Valencian paella, is made of meat (chicken and rabbit) and vegetables. There are also many other variants with seafood or other foods.

Traditional paella is cooked over wood fire, although it is not easy to find a restaurant that cook it in that way.

El gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold tomato soup. It is traditional from Andalusia, southern Spain, where it is very hot in summer, so it is a very fresh dish that comes in handy.

In addition to tomato, Andalusian gazpacho has other vegetables such as cucumber, onion and peppers. It’s really easy to prepare.

Gazpacho, platos tradicionales de españa
Salmorejo, platos tipicos españoles

El salmorejo

It is another cold tomato soup that also comes from Andalusia, from Cordoba.

Salmorejo is thicker than gazpacho since bread is included in its recipe, and its marked garlic flavor is also characteristic.

El pulpo a la gallega

The octopus is traditional from Galicia, in the north of Spain, where you will find a great variety of very rich seafood.

You can find Galician octopus practically all over Spain, generally as a tapa in bars or restaurants. Its recipe is very complicated to do well due to the difficulty of cooking the octopus, but it is very simple with the ingredients because it only has octopus, potatoes and paprika

pulpo, platos tipicos españoles
Cocido madrileño, platos tipiocs cocina española

El cocido

The Cocido is one of the most famous dishes in Madrid. It is a stew where there are chickpeas, meat and vegetables.

It is common in the cold winter months. The most classic way to serve it is by separating its ingredients into three parts:

  1. The broth resulting from cooking
  2. The chickpeas with the vegetables and potatoes
  3. And the viands, the meats.

La fabada

Fabada is one of the most famous dishes in the cuisine of Asturias, in the north of Spain.

It is a stew in which its main ingredient is beans  It is also accompanied by sausages such as chorizo and morcilla, blood sausage.

It is a hot dish with a lot of energy, so it is best for winter

Cochinillo, platos tipicos españoles

El cochinillo

The roast suckling pig is very typical of the beautiful city of Segovia.

It is cooked in the oven and served with a very crispy crust. It is normal to accompany it with wine


Lechazo is roasted lamb, it is typical of the gastronomy of Castilla y León

It is traditionally made in a wood-fired oven, in clay pots and served hot, with the outer meat crispy.

Lechazo, platos tipicos españoles
Migas del pastor, cocina española


The migas, also called migas del Pastor, are traditional in Extremadura and Castilla la Mancha.

It is made with pieces of toasted bread accompanied by chopped meats and vegetables

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