Good gelato tops the list but then again gelato is found all over Europe. Shops are rated on social media for the best flavors and variety. I can certainly vouch for Zuccaru – they are a 5 out of 5.
Some restaurants “advertise” what’s available, like a mini butcher shop. This method didn’t lure us in. We ended eating at a place across the street.
For bar food, Casa Pueblo turned out to be so good I went back later and had the same thing – “Tatin” was an enchilada/crepe style dish with smoked chicken, several cheeses, onions and mushrooms – YUM. It was an Argentinian specialty, according to the menu. Food in a bar has a far different connotation in Europe than in the US.
This store called itself the “Museum of Ham.” Not sure where the museum portion was but this is only one bay of three, full of ham products. Some of the rare aged Iberico sliced ham will go for $220 per pound. At another place I was given a tiny taste of one of their most expensive hams – imagine a ham that was fed on acorns. Yes, it was good and different but not sure my palate could pick that out again as superior or distinctive.
This is often a breakfast food. Spanish churros are different than what you find in the US – they aren’t coated in sugar or cinnamon. What’s also quite different is the “hot chocolate” – thick as pudding. After I had eaten my breakfast at a cafe my friend ordered one of these and it was so rich, I couldn’t finish.
I could end on a high note and talk about a meal at one of the fanciest restaurants we ate at but after nearly 3 weeks in Spain it was time for a hamburger. What a surprise to find one of the most satisfying burgers out there – 5 Guys. This is their first store in Spain and judging from the line out the door, a big hit.