Spanish cuisine is rich in culture and history spanning over hundreds of years to include conquests and defeats. Indeed, it is far more complex than most would’ve thought with almost 20 regional variations available across the nation.
The more popular variants include Andalusian (famous for gazpacho and Iberico ham), Catalan (known for its nut and red pepper-based Romesco sauce) and Valenciana for the creation of paella, the world-famous Spanish national dish of rice topped with vegetables and protein of sorts.
While we are all familiar with the idea of tapas, Spanish cuisine is more than just spicy chorizos and jamon. There are so much more to savour as you get your appetite running with smokey charred octopus, patatas bravas (fried potatoes with creamy aioli), croquettes, gambas al ajillo (Spanish garlic shrimps) and the irresistible churros.
Over the years, Spanish restaurants in KL have increasingly garnered a reputation as spots for Friday night hangouts and for group dinners — an amazing alternative to the usual Malaysian staples like dim sum and hotpot, which are usually perfect for sharing.
Here are seven top restaurants for the best Spanish dishes in KL.
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Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar
Sentidos, Feast Village