Spain is a country of big eaters and foodies who enjoy 5 meals a day. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, it is a country rich in seafood and ingredients obtained from abundant sunshine throughout the year. âTapas,â a representative food culture in Spain, is known as an appetizer, a small amount of food that is simply eaten with alcohol, but this meal and snack It's also a food that doubles as a meal. In Korea, tapas is widely known as a food that is easy to eat with wine. There are a wide variety of cooking methods and types, such as bread, olives, croquettes, and sausages that are easy to eat. Other than that, let's meet a variety of colorful Spanish foods that are easy to enjoy with color , smell, and taste, such as paella and jamon.
Spanish restaurants include Seoul Tereno, El Plateau, El Olive, The Chef, Clam, Brasserie in Space, El Cubito, Moon in the Lab, Sobre Mesa, Little Spain, and Caye de Gomis There are, downtown, tapas bars, Spanish clubs, tapas restaurants, El Tapeo, Moz, Spanish Night Market, Carinho, Busan Spanish Club, and Daegu EspaÃ±a. A country of sun and passion! Here are some must-see Spanish restaurants in Seoul.
1. âTerenoâ in Gahoe-dong, a Spanish restaurant that makes its own ingredients
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The restaurant âTerenoâ, which specializes in Spanish food, is grown by the chef himself on a farm and kitchen garden on the roof of a building located in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do This is a place that showcases food made using herbs and vegetables. The menu is offered as a course divided into lunch and dinner, and can also be ordered separately. The signature course is âdinner tasting,â where you can enjoy the longest course, from pre-dinner food to seafood and meat plates, and desserts 8 plate 'da. Among them, the most popular course dish is âcrustasio,â which is prepared in a cast iron pot. It is a dish where Boston lobster, Jeju crayfish, and sea urchin eggs are grated together on rice, and seafood served with saffron cream The umami blends smoothly .
â² Location: 71 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 12:00 â 22:30 every day. B/T 15:30 â 18:00, closed on Mondays
â² Price: Lunch course 45,000 won, dinner tasting 6 plates 85,000 won, dinner tasting 8 plates 120,000 won
â² Review (Shikishin Gd&Taeyang): It's a Spanish restaurant known for being a good match for Korean tastes~~ I often go to the credit card company Gourmet Week When I saw it coming up, I thought it was just high quality, but I was surprised at how big the whole building was, as if it were Terreo.
2. âThe Chefâ at Hyochang Park, cooking by a Spanish chef with 20 years of experience
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âThe Chefâ is a Spanish restaurant located in a quiet residential area. It's a place run by a chef from Catalonia, Spain, and his Korean wife. The space decorated with 4 tables covered with red tablecloths and exotic accessories placed all over the store is a small restaurant in Spain Reproduces quartiles. The signature menu is âink paella,â which combines various types of seafood such as squid, clams, and shrimp. It is characterized by the unique aroma of ink and the flavor of seafood that is evenly mixed between the grains of rice. The homemade broccoli pickles and cucumber pickles provided have a sour flavor that enhances the taste buds and is a great addition to savory paella . Paella takes more than 30 minutes to cook, so order in advance.
â² Location: 31, Baekbeom-ro 77-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Monday to Thursday 17:00 â 22:00, Friday 12:30 â 22:00, 12:30 â 22:00 on weekends, closed on Tuesdays
â² Price: ink paella 24,000 won, gambas 12,000 won
â² Review (instant rice cake): Spanish chef It's a restaurant where you can enjoy dishes from talented chefs who won Iberico competitions. The bread and ice cream are also homemade, and the food is made with care, and the price is reasonable. If you want to enjoy delicious Spanish food in comfort, I highly recommend it.
3. Munjeong-dong 'Clam', a variety of Spanish flavors
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âClamâ, located in Munjeong-dong, is a place bustling with nearby office workers as well as residents every mealtime. Decorated with bricks and wooden tables, the space has a modern atmosphere. The kitchen is an open kitchen, so you can watch the process of preparing food. From meal menus such as pasta and paella to gambas al haiyo that goes well with wine or beer, olives, Scottish eggs, etc. It's a place where you can enjoy a variety of tapas menus. The signature menu is âGambas al Jayoâ, a Spanish-style shrimp dish. Add olive oil, garlic, pepperoncino, and shrimp and bring to a boil to bring out the plump shrimp meat and spicy flavor. If you dip it in the baguette that comes with it, you can enjoy it even more.
â² Location: 167, Songpa-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 11:00 â 02:00 every day
â² Price: Gambas al Haiyo 15,000 won, assorted tapas 22,000 won
â² Review (Shikigin Boradoli ): Munjeong Station clam is really delicious hehe luxurious It's a casual atmosphere. I ordered it as a set, and it was nice that it was perfect for two. The food came out fast, and the tenderloin steak was delicious.
4. âEl Olivoâ in Gwacheon, a Spanish dish inspired by the Mediterranean
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The Spanish restaurant âEl Olivoâ, located near Sunbawi Station, has an exotic atmosphere with an exterior that looks like something out of a fairy tale. It is characterized by using the natural flavors and aromas of the ingredients in the Spanish way. On the menu board , a menu broken down into salad, tapas, steak, jamon, paella, and pasta is written with detailed explanations, so Spanish food Even unfamiliar people can easily make a choice. All menus are prepared as a la carte as well as courses or sets. Today's âCarmen Course,â which includes 2 types of tapas and paella, is a popular menu. The lunch course can be ordered for 2 or more people and can only be ordered from the opening time until 14:30.
â² Location: 16, Haugol 2-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
â² Business hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day
â² Price: Carmen course (lunch for 1 person) 27,000 won, flamenco set (2 people) 70,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami Arasen): I like the exterior I've always wanted to go there, but the store was really beautiful. Pottery, curtains, etc. hanging on the wall… I ordered a lunch course, was it seafood paella? It was delicious~
5. Korea's first Spanish restaurant, 'El Plate' in Sinsa-dong
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âEl Platoâ, located on a tree-lined street, is a Spanish restaurant that has been in operation since 2006. The store consists of a first floor and a basement, and the interior decorated with glass windows , colorful chandeliers, and stained glass adds a romantic atmosphere in the evening. The signature menu is âEl Plateau Signature Grilled Eggplant,â which is topped with plain white cheese. It is a dish grilled with tomato sauce on top of a thick-cut eggplant, and has a moist flavor with a sweet and sour flavor. âEl Plato Signature Sangria,â which can only be enjoyed here, is a Spanish-style wine drink topped with raspberry foam. Note that it is popular among female customers for its soft, sweet flavor like a shake.
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â² Location: 11 Dosan-daero 17-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Every day 12:00 â 23:30, B/T 16:00 â 17:00, closed on Mondays
â² Price: El Plato signature grilled eggplant 13,500 won, El Plato signature sangria (glass) 8,900 won
â² Testimonial (Tweet 2): When it comes to Spain, it's Jamon! If you think of Spain, it's sangria! I was curious about the taste of jamon that I had only seen on TV, but my wish has finally come true! The salty one is perfect for boosting the taste buds!