Here is one for the foodies amongst you today. Navigating a menu on holiday can be a nightmare sometimes, even when they are translated you don’t really know what something actually is. Purple Travel gives you the lowdown on the top 7 delicious Spanish foods to try on holiday so you don’t miss out! Have you tried any of the dishes mentioned below? Let us know your top tips for eating out in Spain.
The number one must-try food is tapas, less a food actually and more of an experience – you can’t go to Spain and not try tapas. The great thing is that you can eat it anytime and anywhere and because there is a little bit of everything on the plate there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Another awesome thing about Tapas is that in most bars in Madrid and Barcelona, you will get tapas for free – whether it be mini sandwiches, almonds, squid (really you can get anything). In other places such as the Basque Country and Andalusia you will have to pay but I’m sure it will be worth every penny.
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Paella is a rice-based dish consisting of a great mixture of rice, vegetables, meats, seafood and spices. There will be many varieties on offer but the three main types you will find are: Paella Valenciana (rice, vegetables, chicken, duck, rabbit, snails, beans and spices) Paella Mixta (usually made from rice, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and spices) and Seafood Paella (rice, seafood and spices). Doesn’t that sound appetizing, and why not wash it off with a nice sangria.
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