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Meals and Restaurants



Spain has a wide range of restaurants; Spanish people enjoy eating out a lot. Spanish restaurants can be classified according to the kind of food they offer. They usually open early and close very late since meals are an important activity within Spanish culture. Most establishments with a wide variety of food offer a cheap menu; however, restaurants keep high priceson evenings to avoid becoming too crowded. Most Spanish restaurants are usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, but locals often keep them open for lunch and dinner on holydays and weekends.

Restaurants in Spain

Spanish restaurants always include typical dishes in their menus to attract tourists, A favorite for foreigners and locals a like are the "Tapas" (Spanish typical Snacks) and "raciones". Spanish restaurants are oriented to particular kinds of cuisine, and there will always be a chef willing to offer his/herown creations in a restaurant. Spanish cuisine has been largely influenced by immigrants who arrived to live in Spain, so there are many ethnic restaurants around the country, especially in big cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Andalucía.

Spanish restaurants are officially ranked from 5-fork (luxury) to 1-fork (4th class), ifyou walk around the Spanish cities, you will see the ratings designated by forks on a sign outside each restaurant; they are based on the number of dishes served in a specific category, not on the quality of the restaurant. Five-fork restaurants offer international food, these are very expensive, but they are very good as well. Spanish food is known to be very delicious. People have a wide variety of restaurants to choose from a luxury restaurant to a dining room.

One interesting facts about Spanish caviar. Spain has already become the fourth world producer of caviar, behind China, Russia and the United States. Caviar is a garnish or spread that consists of salt-cured fish-eggs. Caviar is considered a delicacy and typically small amounts of the eggs are eaten at a time. This food high in vitamin D is responsible for making red blood cells and helping your body use fatty acids. Caviar is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including omega 3, which helps to promote a healthy nervous, circulatory and immune system.

Best restaurants in Spain

El Bulli It was the best restaurant in the world during years. Run by chef Ferran Adrià in Roses on the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain
Mugaritz It’s a restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.
Arzak It is a well-known restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, that has earned three Michelin Guide stars and is constantly on the Restaurant Magazine Top 50 Restaurants in the World list.
El Celler de Can Roca Actually, the top restaurant in the World. It is a restaurant in Taiala, a suburb north west of the center of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
Can Fabes It is a restaurant in SantCeloni, Catalonia, Spain. The chef is SantiSantamaria.
Martin Berasategui It is a restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. The chef is Martin Berasategui.


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