Whether it be Winter or Summer, Spain offers something delicious for everyone. With unique dishes all across the different regions of the country, Spain provides a diverse cuisine that will keep everyone enticed. And, best of all, we Melbournians can enjoy these flavours in our very own city, with an ever-growing selection of Spanish restaurants and eateries popping up. Read on for the El Patio team's recommendations for some of the best places to try Spanish food - we're sure you'll want to try them all!

1. Movida

Perhaps one of the best-known Spanish restaurants in Melbourne, Movida was one of the original eateries that kick-started Melbourne's love affair with Spanish food. Here, you can enjoy delicious tapas and raciones, larger main courses, as well as excellent Spanish wines. Movida has grown so popular that two additional sites, laid-back Movida Next Door and Movida Aquí, have opened up!

2. Bomba

Bomba combines delicious Spanish dining with a well-stocked bar that imports spirits and wines direct from Spain! The menu is protein-heavy for meat-lovers, ranging from delicious cured meats to mouth-watering mains like 12-hour braised pork jowl. Once you're full, head upstairs to sample a wide range of Spanish alcohols that you may not get anywhere else!

3. Añada

Añada offers food inspired by Southern Spain. The meals are sophisticated and innovative, including mushroom and manchego croquetas, smoked duck-heart torrija (Spain's version of French toast!), and goat tartare. If you're adventurous and not afraid to try new flavours, Añada is the place to go!

4. Las Tapas

As the name implies, tapas is the speciality here. Mixing things up with a constantly-changing seasonal menu, you can expect to enjoy tapas topped with anchovies, garlic and chilli prawns, chorizo, and much much more.

5. Simply Spanish

Winning the prestigious award for 'Best Paella Outside of Spain 2020', Simply Spanish is well worth a try. With all the Spanish classics and tried and tested paella recipes, you can enjoy what Simply Spanish has to offer either in-store at one of their two locations, or even cater with them in your very own home!


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