Spanish cuisine in the Bay Area isn’t so much a trend as a movement. Since the early ’90s, Missionites have been lining up for tapas and sangria at Picaro, while their Russian Hill counterparts have packed into Zarzuela for paella and the restaurant’s namesake seafood stew. Neither shows signs of letting up, and in the meantime, the ranks of Spanish dining establishments have swollen to include large, ambitious tapas bars and dedicated regional restaurants devoted to Basque and Catalonian cuisine. Explore the spirit of Spanish dining, embraced by so many Bay Area chefs, with these 15 excellent restaurants for Spanish food.
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