6 Restaurants in Gold Coast: Spanish

Enjoy tapas with friends at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast

Tapas are some of the most well-known dishes to come out of the Spanish kitchen and at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast, you’ll find plenty of tasty shareable dishes to enjoy with your mates. At Don Miguels on Nerang Street you can find delicious albondigas (Spanish meatballs in a white wine and onion sauce) as well as a selection of fried croquetas filled with béchamel sauce and other fillings. If you’re heading for a night out on the Gold Coast, the local Spanish restaurants are the perfect places to meet first to enjoy a sharing platter together.

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     You'll love the Gold Coast tapas scene

    Australia's sun-soaked Gold Coast offers a superb quality of life, with the locals enjoying miles of stretching beaches, a dazzling and cosmopolitan city and a fantastic outdoor lifestyle. You'll find surf spots, kayaking and paddleboarding on the inland waterways, hiking in Lamington Park and adrenaline at SeaWorld and Dreamworld. The food scene is superb too, with an exciting array of Gold Coast tapas restaurants and bars to discover.
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    Sample delicious seafood at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast

    Located right on the edge of the water, there’s plenty of locally sourced seafood to be enjoyed on the Gold Coast. The Spanish restaurants here serve up a wide range of Spanish inspired seafood dishes, including bacon-stuffed sardines in Romesco sauce or the octopus served on a bed of potatoes, both of which are on offer at Don Miguels. For a classic, iconic dish known the world over as a staple of Spanish cuisine, the authentic paella (a Valencian seafood and rice dish with lemon and vegetables) is also a must eat for those looking for a tasty and authentic menu choice.
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    What's so special about the Gold Coast tapas?

    The Gold Coast tapas venues take a classic Spanish way of eating and add a laid-back Australian spin, with an emphasis on locally-sourced, organic ingredients and exciting new interpretations of classic dishes. Expect to enjoy classics such as fried calamari, anchovies, stuffed olives, patatas gambas, bocadillios and slices of tortilla. After that, look out for Australian Gold Coast tapas such as saltbush lamb shoulder, scallops on black pudding or Caesar salad tartlets. Locally caught fish often features on the menu, too, BBQ'd and served simply with oil and fresh herbs.
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    Try vegetarian food at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast

    While Spain might love its meat and fish, there are plenty of veggie options available at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast too. Iconic dishes such as tortilla de patata (a delicious Spanish omelette made with potatoes), patatas bravas (cubes of potato with salsa) and lighter options such as salmorejo cordobes soup (vegetable, tomato and capsicum) are common menu items, while some restaurants also make specialty meat-free versions of classic dishes like paella.
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    Which of the Gold Coast tapas restaurants will you enjoy?

    A number of the Gold Coast tapas restaurants have won awards and have been listed in Australian good food guides. Quandoo diners have particularly enjoyed Don Miguels in Southport, where you can enjoy your Gold Coast tapas with sun and surf. Diners tend to begin with the small-type raciones to share, served alongside a generous jug of sangria or the restaurant's own ale or ginger beer. The croquetas filled with Bechamel sauce are a favourite, along with the grilled sardines and paella, and there's a fantastic postre menu as well if you wish to linger and socialise in this relaxed, entertaining venue which often serves up live music alongside the food.
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    Book tables ahead at Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast

    Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast are pretty popular and it’s wise not to risk them filling up quickly, especially at popular times. Luckily for you, here at Quandoo we’ve done all the hard work in advance by visiting the Spanish restaurants on the Gold Coast, sampling the chef’s menu highlights and put together a comprehensive list of the best places to try. With diner reviews, location information and more all available on our site, you don’t even have to pick up the phone to book any more.
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    Enjoy a social occasion when you eat Gold Coast tapas

    Tapas was always meant to be a sociable way to eat, thus the Gold coast tapas restaurants keep a focus on great conversation, a welcoming atmosphere, delicious food and that satisfying feeling that comes from enjoying a great lunch or dinner with those you care about You'll often find live music in the evenings at the Gold Coast tapas restaurants and some venues even include salsa dancing or cocktail making lessons. Whatever type of tapas venue you choose, just remember to book in advance with Quandoo to guarantee your table. Demand is high and no one wants to queue when they could be eating!