Spain’s cuisine reflects the country’s long history. Its staples have included olive oil, bread and wine since antiquity, while the Moorish conquest in the 8th century brought rice and saffron (essential ingredients for paella). Later, Spanish colonisation of parts of the Americas led to potatoes, corn, paprika, peppers, cocoa and more arriving in Europe.

Today, Spanish food is beloved for its Mediterranean flavours and focus on simple, good-quality ingredients like olive oil, seafood, cured meats and cheese. Each region has its own specialties, from the iconic Valencian paella to Madrid’s patatas bravas (potatoes in a spicy sauce). Not to mention tapas, the concept of small plates traditionally served with drinks, which originated in Andalucía.

These Spanish restaurants bring the diversity of Spain’s cuisine to Perth, and the food is perfect for sharing, so get your friends or family together for a feast!