Feb 06 2023

Spanish Love Affair - A Valentine’s Gastroguide

Flavored by tradition and made with love, Spanish food is ideal for Valentine’s Day! We look at some of the best Restaurants From Spain for romantic dining across the country

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to go and eat Spanish food and wine because it's flavored by tradition, made with love and paired with wine - the romantic’s drink. Here’s a few of the best certified Restaurants From Spain across the country to get you in the mood. Cupid, grab your bow and let’s go!

Taberna del Alabardero, Washington DC 

With a stately setting that recalls Old World Spain, the Taberna del Alabardero is a little more palatial than tavern-like. Chef Oscar Ordoñez promises seasonal dishes with classic Spanish flavor and a few modern twists thrown in. Make it special with truffle croquettes or lobster rice.

Must-try: Valentine’s Dinner 4 Course Menu

Tatel, Beverly Hills, LA

If that special someone is lucky enough to step out in Beverly Hills on Valentine’s night, then Spanish dining at Tatel, located in the Golden Triangle is a must. While oozing understated glamor, the real wow factor is in the food, which features some global influences too - and there’s liev music too!

Must-try: Grilled Spanish Octopus

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, San Francisco 

With a warm, intimate ambience, and a wine menu reaching every corner of Spain, Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is a classic date night favorite in San Francisco - so worthy of a Valentine’s Day mention. Sharing gambas, boquerones and bacon wrapped dates with Spanish wine, what could be more romantic?

Must-try: Chef’s Tapas Tasting Menu

Casa Dani, NYC

Dine out in style but feel right at home at Michelin starred chef Dani Garcia’s Casa Dani. Its avant-garde cuisine and a lofty, ethereal setting make it a decidedly different Spanish gourmet experience, ruling the roost at Citizen’s Food Hall.

Must-try: Pluma Ibérica (Iberian pork feather loin)

Mama Delia, Chicago 

Cozy corners and intriguing nooks are what make this concept restaurant-with-sherry-bar concept so appealing for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The Spanish-born cooking crew at Mama Delia are all passionate about their plates, as favorite flavors from Spain embrace global influences.

Must-try: Vieiras XO scallops in sherry