Spain Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide

A Spain Travel Guide

I have always dreamed of moving overseas, and for years it was a toss up between Spain and Italy. After over 4 years living in Southeast Asia, we finally made a choice. There is something about the Spain food travel scene that draws me in. So we moved to Spain (well, Catalonia to be exact).

During our first visit to Barcelona, in 2007, we spent most of our time hanging around Las Ramblas, and exploring La Boqueria. I was mesmerized by the market, the fresh ingredients, the Spanish tapas, the pork. And, let’s not forget about the cava, the sparkling Spanish wine that I am infatuated with.

Since that time, we’ve enjoyed long lunches of traditional Spanish cuisine. We’ve learned to cook Spanish recipes. We’ve enjoyed Spanish traditions like the siesta, and shopping at local markets. If planning a tour of Spain, it must be a food trip! This Spain travel guide focuses on where to go in Spain, famous Spanish food, and recommended food tours.

Costa Brava Food Travel Guide

Costa Brava Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide

The Costa Brava

Most Spain tours focus on Madrid and Barcelona, and that’s okay. There is one region, though, which is a shining star for culinary tourism. The Catalan region of the Costa Brava is the coastal region that runs from Barcelona to the French border. And it should be on a list of places to go in Spain. The rugged coastline is the perfect place to explore the traditional seafood that is popular in the Costa Brava. And, home to more Michelin stars per capital than any other region, this tradition meets modern in a high end dining scene like no other. To top it off, there is an amazing up and coming Spanish wine region, Emporda, where winemakers are taking centuries old vineyards and bringing them into the modern era in a wine renaissance. To learn more about Spain food travel in the Costa Brava region, take a look at the posts below.

Or, check out our full Costa Brava Food Travel Guide.

Recommended Day Tours in The Costa Brava

San Sebastian Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide

San Sebastian

A dream destination for any self-proclaimed foodie, San Sebastian is the home of pintxos, small bites of delicious food. A lot goes into understanding the Spain food culture of San Sebastian. From the private San Sebastian food and gastronomy associations, where generations of male chefs cook typical Spanish food for their friends while singing to traditional music. To the many Michelin Star restaurants and contemporary gastronomy. From the cider houses to the local wines. From pintxos that range from simple grilled prawns, to elaborate modern pintxos that require explanations on how to eat. A trip to Spain is almost incomplete without San Sebastian on the itinerary.

Check out the The Best Pintxos to Eat in San Sebastian

San Sebastian seems to have it all, but there is more to the city than just San Sebastian food. The city itself is stunning, with a fabulous mix of neo-classical and Belle Époque architecture. The city formed between the end of the Napoleonic era and World War I. It’s the most French-looking city in Spain, and offers a unique geographical position, surrounded by water on about 5 sides.

Learn More in Our San Sebastian Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide

Recommended San Sebastian Day Tours

Spain Food Travel Guide

Barcelona Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide


Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. Hands down. I love Southeast Asia, don’t get me wrong, but there is something about the Spanish city by the sea, and the Spanish lifestyle that just draws me in. Once I figured out how to explore Barcelona like a local, and created my own Spain food travel guide to focus on the food scene in Barcelona, I really fell in love.

To learn more about one of the most popular Spain holiday destinations, take a look at these posts:

The 10 Best Tapas in Barcelona – A Spanish foods list

La Champagneria Barcelona – A unique way to enjoy Spanish cava

Devour Catalan Cuisine on a Barcelona Food Tour – Enjoying popular food in Spain

The Best Food Market in Barcelona – Shopping for Spanish products

Bodega 1900 in Barcelona – One of the Spanish restaurant names you should know

Churros y Chocolat in Barcelona – Learning about Spanish breakfast foods

When to Eat in Spain – How to plan Spanish meals

A Barcelona Food Tour – With Food Lovers Company

Recommended Barcelona Day Tours

Spain Food Travel Guide

Spain Food Travel Guide


Madrid is one of the top cities in Spain to visit. Nestled in the heart of the country, its size can be intimidating when looking for great food. We were lucky in that we met up with some friends who were able to provide us the inside scoop about where to go for the best tapas scene in Madrid. We were able to try Vermouth like the locals, and eat bacalao like the locals. This is the way to see Madrid, to explore the city with a Spain food travel guide that is focused on the best things to eat in the city.

Tapas in Madrid – Some of the best Spanish food

Eating Like the Locals in Madrid – Spain travel tips

Madrid’s Museo del Jamon – Learning Spanish food facts at a “museum”

Eating in Madrid – Becoming Human Fois Gras

What Did You Eat Last Night? Tapas in Madrid

Madrid Food Travel Guide

Recommended Madrid Day Tours

Recommended Food and Wine Tours

Looking For Great Food and Wine Tours in Spain?

Any trip to Spain must involve some of the traditional Spanish dishes, and Spanish wine. After all, there’s more to Spanish food than Spanish tapas. Although those are great too! In addition to our recommended Spanish restaurants that we shared in our food guides, here are some recommended food and wine tours to help you visit Spain.

 TourCityDurationPrice FromBook It!
Girona Wine Tours and Wine Tastings Half Day Small Group Wine Tasting in the Costa BravaFrom Girona5 Hours$148 Book Travel Now
Spain tours Traditional Cooking ClassFrom Girona6 Hours$94 Book Travel Now
Spanish food cooking class Spanish Cooking ClassFrom San Sebastian4 Hours$219 Book Travel Now
Spanish wine travel Rioja Wineries TourFrom San Sebastian10 Hours$361 Book Travel Now
Spain travel Evening Pintxo Tour With WineFrom San Sebastian3 Hours$156 Book Travel Now

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