Merseyside has long had a soft spot for all things Iberian. Whether Liverpudlians were cheering on Liverpool's team under Rafa Benitez, or listening to the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever (which was written in Almeria), the city's connections to Spain are surprisingly numerous. Nowadays, they also extend to Liverpool's excellent collection of Spanish restaurants. With city centre and suburban options to pick from, if you adore tapas, Liverpool has plenty of Spanish restaurants to book on the Quandoo website.
Tapas has something for everyone - that's the brilliant thing about it. When you head to Spanish restaurants in Liverpool, you'll find some of the most diverse menus around. At eateries in areas like Ropewalks and Wavertree you'll find dishes as diverse as wild mushrooms sauteed in cream and garlic, albondigas (meat balls) cooked in home-made tomato sauces, or ox cheek and chorizo cooked in traditional Basque style. It's a great option for larger dining parties. Just order a table full of tapas delights, and let everyone pick and choose. They're sure to find delicacies to enjoy.
Meat is serious business at Liverpool's Spanish restaurants, as it is across Spain itself. When you settle down for dinner at a local tapas place, you'll find a huge array of pork dishes, with jamon serrano, chorizo cooked in red wine sauce and spicy pinchos morunos (pork skewers). There are beef, chicken and lamb recipes as well - all cooked in distinctive spicy sauces with authentic Iberian ingredients and rich, irresistible aromas. From Bilbao to Seville, all of Spain's many culinary traditions are represented, so take your pick and enjoy a satisfying meat feast.
Seafood is another great reason to head to one of Liverpool's gourmet Spanish restaurants. If you want to enjoy a true taste of the Mediterranean, paella is definitely the way to go. From Horwich to the Albert Docks, Spanish chefs at Liverpool restaurants will prepare divine paella bowls, adding just the right mix of ingredients. Choose paellas with rabbit, chorizo, octopus, prawns, pick more exotic variants with squid ink or just opt for a veggie recipe. In any case, it's bound to be delicious.