My favorite meal abroad in Spain was actually on the last night of the whole trip. We ate at Pitarra Restaurant located in Barcelona, founded in 1890. Nestled in a cute neighborhood with a cozy interior, the ambiance of the place was stellar from the moment we walked in. We had a hefty portion of spanish tortilla to start, followed by seafood paella, and then Crema Catalana for dessert. The tortilla was the best one I ate the whole time in Spain. It is a relatively simple dish composed of potatoes, onion, eggs, and olive oil, and yet it was so delcious!
The paella was just as good and was my favorite of the trip as well. I decided to go the seafood route because Barcelona is located by the ocean and it was definitely the right choice. The paella was chock full of mussels, fish, shellfish, and the rice was creamy like a risotto. If you ever find yourself in Barcelona definitely meander over to Pitarra for a wonderful experience.