Paella, patatas bravas and plenty of sangria. Say hello to this savourable selection of the best Spanish restaurants in Sydney!

When it comes to European cuisine, Sydney is plotted with plenty of Italian and Greek Restaurants. But what about Spanish cuisine? That’s right, we’re now searching for the top Spanish restaurants where tradition meets flavour, passion and plenty of spice.

So whether you’re wanting paella, patatas bravas or just a sip or two of some sangria, we’ve searched high and low to find the best Spanish restaurants in Sydney!

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Hailing from the streets of Rozelle, Alegrias is renowned as being one of the best Spanish restaurants in Sydney since their opening in 2013. Featuring a five-paged menu that explores food options from the garden, sea and back to the land. With a fantastic selection of cocktails, Alegrias also has a lengthy selection of Spanish wine to choose from. It comes to no surprise that their vast menu alone will surely excite the tastebuds of any Sydney foodie. Whilst you’re here, don’t miss out on Alegrias Crema Catalina – a Spanish-style cream brûlée.

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124 Terry St, Rozelle, NSW 2039
<strong>Balcón by Tapavino</strong>
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Balcón by Tapavino

There’s no denying that Balcón by Tapavino surely knows how to whip up some brilliant tapas. Balcón by Tapavino is the Sydney CBD’s ultimate tapas destination, with wine selections to match its extraordinary dishes. Run by the Tapavino group with a number of popular destination across Sydney including Boque, Barrica Wines and Born by Tapavino; Balcón by Tapavino is without a doubt a must-visit for any Sydneysider in search of the best Spanish cuisine in Sydney’s CBD.

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17 Bligh St, Sydney, NSW 2000
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If you’re in search of Spanish in Glebe, this gorgeous restaurant is the perfect venue to cure your cravings. Sydney’s Despaña nails all the things a good tapas restaurant needs: it’s cosy and welcoming, the wine menu is extensive, the tapas are exceptional and, most importantly, the sangria is tasty. With value for money at their forefront and a wide variety of Spanish inspired dishes, Despaña gets our tick of approval. Be sure to try the Spiced Cauliflower Fritters ($17) with hot smoked paprika!

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101 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, NSW 2037

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Nestled in one of Sydney’s most illustrious dining district, Mercado presents a menu designed for sharing, drawing inspiration from Mediterranean flavours, with a spotlight on Spanish gastronomy. True to a real ‘Mercado’ or market, the restaurant’s menu dynamically shifts with the seasons, reflecting the distinctive produce selected from these farmers. With succulent Mediterranean spiced chicken with mojo verde and lemon, or duck liver parfait, or even wagyu beef tarte, Mercado is committed to serving some of the finest Spanish tapas in Sydney!

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4 Ash St, Sydney, NSW 2000

<strong>Una Más</strong>
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Una Más

Out of this list, Una Más is one of the newcomers to Sydney’s Spanish cuisine scene. Falling under the mastermind Merivale group, Una Más, located in the Coogee Pavilion, is a fresh take offering beachside views and a tantalising selection of tapas. Their menu features two banquet options and an affordable set menu. But, in terms of classics, guests will find the likes of Spinach Croqueta, Anchovies served on focaccia, BBQ Spatchcock and, to finish, Basque Cheesecake and Apple Pies to name a few.

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130a Beach St, Coogee, NSW 2034

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Feature image: Una Más, Sydney. Photographed by Jem Cresswell. Image via Destination NSW.