Carlotta Cultrale / May 6, 2022
Interested in having a little more spice to your meals? Here is a list of our top Spanish restaurants around Ireland!
Galway hosts this authentic Spanish joint. This restaurant will help you to dive into this culinary adventure. Cava Bodega can boast a selection of more than 50 regional tapas. It’s no case that it was nominated as the best tapas place in Ireland and it defends its nominee quite feisty. Try, absolutely, the Pinchos – a type of open sandwich- especially the Octopus and Piquillo peppers one and the patata bravas with a juicy and creamy sauce.
In the County of Kildare, lies this small corner of sunny Spain. This Iberian joint offers a wide range of flavours, varying from spicy, savoury, sweet, and everything in between. All the crew onboard is made by Spanish born and raised. If you fancy a well cooked and prepared juicy steak, with the infamous trademarked Frank’s Sauce, definitely for the spicy food savants, this place fits like a glove.
Location: Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tapas are the main specialities here. However, for how surprising it may seem, it offers some great deal meals for the lunch or dinner menu. Driving south from Dublin it is possible to find this colourful joint that will instantly pervade your soul. Unmissable is the chicken paella Valenciana and the Pollo Marbella, (succulent Irish chicken breast cooked with paprika, chorizo, sweet peppers, onions, and white wine).
Location: 3 Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
The Olive Tree is a must if you are passing through Waterford! Therefore, you will need to try the Spanish meatballs, delicious meatballs based dish, slow-cooked seasoned with Spanish potatoes, carrots and spring-peas. A real treat and cooked like only mom at home in the middle of the Andalusian countryside can do. It’s Spanish, it’s home.
Location: The Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
The two passionate owners will greet you with all the joy and happiness that only Spaniards can have, welcoming you to try the best combinations of ingredients all imported from Spain, from the chorizo, the morcilla, which is Spanish black pudding, or the pimiento de padon. So, get inside, have a seat and enjoy a fresh glass of traditional Sangria, with a long traditional recipe.
Location: 12 Wexford Street, Dublino, Irlanda
The Pintxo is part of the sweeping family of Port House restaurants in Dublin. Here is where the Spanish traditional cuisine comes to life. This joint offers a very romantic environment, where to share some fine bottles of the genuine representatives of the best Spanish grapes. While strolling around Temple Bar, take a minute to spice up your day with something different and try this corner of Spain.
They took the idea of the Tapas-sharing-small plates’ concept to widen up the variety of Spanish dishes offered. Eating ‘tapas style’ is to enjoy your food by impulse, free from rules and schedules. So, chill out a bit and let the Hispanic attitude feed your body. Try the stuffed peppers with crab and of course the Serrano ham tapas!
Location: New Row, Naas, W91, Co. Kildar
Dish after dish you’d always want one more as the great combination of ingredients and flavours make you insatiable. Except for the great classic dishes from the Spanish tradition like The Morcilla or a generous portion of Paella Valenciana, it is possible to try a delicious juicy Delmonico steak for the fervent meat-eaters. Remarkable is also the variety in Spanish wines derived from every corner of the Iberian peninsula.
Location: 6 Aungier Street Dublin 2, D02 WN47