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Advice for vegetarians in Spain in October 2011

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1. Posted by gearheart (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

We're vegetarians going to Spain in Oct of 2011. Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Ronda, Tarifa. Any advice on eating? Thanks

2. Posted by Angel_Didi (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey :)

I went to Spain in June, and we we're all inclusive at our hotel, and the food was pretty samey every night; Paella, pasta, fish. What kind of vegetarian are you? If you still eat fish you will be fine :) There is no shortage of fish there. There were a few places we went to that did offer vegetarian paella's, but as I'm not a vegetarian, I wasn't really looking out for them. There we're quite a few restaurants around that offered more English/American dishes, but I guess it depends where/what parts you go to.

Sorry I can't be more helpful!

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

In the bigger cities you will be fine, there are even vegetarian-specific restaurants if you look hard enough. See this page for Barcelona, for example. In the smaller places people will understand what you mean but be prepared for your options to be a bit limited. Going for tapas and picking the vegetable ones might be a good bet.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Oct-2010, at 14:10 by magykal1 ]

4. Posted by Bumley (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Spaniards do love their meat but I think you'll not have too much trouble.

It may not have the same breadth of options that you are used to though
- bocadillas, cheese being the obvious option, mind your mouth it's the crustiest bread I've ever experienced
- delicious omelettes
- the majority of bars and cafes serve rationes which are small portions of various dishes which include roast potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, fried cheese croquettes, mushrooms...
- and as the other post mentioned, loads of fish, seafood dishes if you partake - I loved the langustines

You will also be able to find specifically vegetarian restaurants in all those cities.

Happy trails

5. Posted by bec123 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I've been to a few cities and Spain and am also Vegetarian. I found myself sticking mainly to the tapas options, so lots of patats bravas (spicy potato), fritata, brushetta with tomatoes, croquettes and olives! On the whole I found it pretty easy, however my meals didn't vary too much.. I would definately recommend checking the menu beforehand, as you will find restaurants vary a lot in their options and also learn a few of the key vegetarian options in Spanish. But you shouldn't have too many probs!
Enjoy your travels :)

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