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Lunch in Spain

Menu del Dias and Platos Combinados in Spain

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There are three main ways to have lunch in Spaiin. The most fun is tapas. The most economical way to have lunch in a restaurant in Spain is to take the menu del dia (meal of the day). If that doesn't appeal, some of the more down market places have a plato combinado (combined dish). Read more about these different types of lunch in Spain.

  • Tapas in Spain

    Morsels of food, washed down with a glass of beer or wine. Read more about Tapas in Spain.

  • 'Menú del Día' in Spain

    A three-course meal, complete with bread and a drink. The cheapest way to eat out in Spain. Read more about the concept of the Menú del Día or find out about the Best Restaurants in Madrid with a 10€ menu del dia.

  • 'Platos Combinados' in Spain

    If you like all your food to come at once, you're going to have to lower your standards a little. Platos combinados are closer to what you are used to, but is always a very basic meal - a slab of meat or sausage, fries and egg or salad is the typical 'plato combinado'.

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