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Ipar-Txoko

Ipar-Txoko (Carrer de Mozart 22, Barcelona) – this Basque restaurant is located in the heart of Barcelona. Ipar-Txoko is known for its chuletón (t-bone steak for two), kokotxas de merluza (heart-shaped cuts from the hake’s throat), and tortilla de bacalao (a thick salted-cod omelette).

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Casa Paco

Casa Paco (Puerta Cerrada 11, Madrid) – this is another old school Madrid restaurant (opening in 1890 as a wine tavern).  Casa Paco is known for serving among the best steaks in Madrid, of not all of Spain.  Along with steaks, fish, lamb, pork and seafood are also served.  Visitors and locals also praise Casa […]

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El Trillo

El Trillo (Calle de Don Juan Díaz 4, Málaga) – located in Málaga’s historic district (just off the pedestrian-only Calle Marques de Larios), it specializes in traditional fish and meat dishes (such as the cod loin vizcaina, and the wild boar with berries), along with appetizers such as stuffed artichokes with baby broad beans and […]

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Cal Pep

Cal Pep (Pl. de les Olles 8, Barcelona) – this is one of Barcelona’s best known tapas restaurants, with tasty seafood dishes as well. Because of the popularity of the restaurant’s counter area, diners wanting to eat there are advised to wait up to 20 minutes being getting a space. One recommended item there is […]

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DiverXo

DiverXo (Calle del Pensamiento 28, Madrid) – this restaurant serves Spanish-Asian fusión cuisine, prepared by its star chef David Muñoz (who was previously at Nobu and Hakkasan restaurants in London).  Since there is no bar, the focus is on the gourmet food here (don’t worry – drinks are still served).  

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Casa Botin

Casa Botin (Calle Cuchilleros 17, Madrid) – opened in 1725, this Madrid restaurant is reputed to be one of the oldest in the world.  Two specialties this restaurant offers are the roast suckling pig and roast baby lamb — both roasted slowly in a wood-fired oven.  Along with those dishes, dessert items worth trying are […]

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Can Manel

Can Manel (Carrer de Galileu 85, Barcelona) – located in the Barcelona district of Sants, this restaurant serves traditional Catalán dishes, focusing on grilled meat, calçots and snails. Other items served include Butifarra from Térmens, Lamb chops, and Sirloin steak.

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Can Majó

Can Majó (Carrer de l’Almirall Aixada 23, Barcelona) – located by the Barceloneta beach, this is another popular local seafood restaurant. It’s also known for its paella, lobster rice dish, and sautéed king prawns. Obviously, its seaside location is an attraction unto itself.

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Goizeko Wellington

Goizeko Wellington (Calle de Villanueva 34, Madrid) – located in the city’s Salamanca district, this restaurant serves Basque cuisine, serving such dishes as kokotxas de merluza (hake jowls), chipirones en su tinta (line-caught calamari cooked in its own ink), and lobster and crayfish risotto, along with pastas and bean stews (such as pochas y almejas […]

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Botafumeiro

Botafumeiro (Carrer Gran de Gràcia 81, Barcelona) — Founded in 1975, Botafumeiro is one of the best-regarded seafood restaurants in Barcelona that offers, since then, the best and freshest product from the Cantabrian and Mediterranean seas in a distinguished classic style setting. The restaurant is divided into several rooms suitable for couples, families, and business, […]