Oct 19 2023

Seattle’s Spanish Dining Scene

Emerald City locals are eating up all that Spanish flavor - so let’s take a look at the certified Restaurants From Spain that are making a splash in Seattle…

In the heart of the Evergreen State, many Seattle restaurants boast a farm-to-table ethos and there’s produce so fresh it literally flies over your head at Pike’s Market (we’re referring to the fish!). With quality ingredients being a catchword here, it’s no wonder that Spanish cuisine is well represented. Let’s take a look at the certified Restaurants From Spain in Seattle!

JarrBar (Seattle, Washington)

As owner Bryan Jarr proudly exclaims “The Best Little Bar in Seattle” - his premium canned fish and tapas bar, JarrBar is inspired by his travels across Spain. With an extensive selection of wines and cocktails, plus the iconic cured jamón leg at the bar, it’s like a little slice of Iberia.

Must-try: Tapas sharing board

Ocho (Seattle, Washington)

Hailed as one of Seattle’s late night dining establishments, you can take it easy at Ocho. This buzzing Spanish bar-restaurant offers brunch-to-lunch and dinner till late, served up in cozy indoor surroundings - or al fresco on the terrace, when the weather permits.

Must-try: Gambas al ajillo garlic shrimp

The Harvest Vine (Seattle, Washington)

With 25 years under its belt, The Harvest Vine is a must-visit for Basque cuisine while in Seattle. Premium pintxos and tapas with a twist, all focused around freshness and flavor, led by a dream team of wine connoisseurs, chefs and food lovers and all in the quaintest setting - what’s not to like?!

Must-try: Grilled acorn fed pata negra pig with panadera potatoes & cider sauce


MariPili Tapas (Seattle, Washington)

Chef Grayson Pilar brings her Galician grandmother’s cooking techniques to the table at MariPili Tapas Bar. Here you’ll find seafood-inspired dining along with the staple Spanish tapas and some lesser spotted dishes that derive from family recipes - as authentic as it gets!

Must-try: Zamburiñas - baked scallops with candied pork jowl

Terra Plata (Seattle, Washington)

Terra Plata specializes in sustainable, farm-fresh produce cooked over fire, with their menu so seasonal that it might just have changed by the time you get there! You can be assured that Monday night is exclusively paella night, while the rest of the week offers a great many Spanish dishes to share including plant-based - that cater to all tastes.

Must-try: Roast pig with clams, chorizo and sofrito