Spanish cuisine will probably never become as integral to Melbourne as Greek and Italian food. There’s simply not enough Spaniards here.

But in lieu of massive post-war immigration, we have something else: a steady trickle of Melburnians visiting Spain, falling in love with the place and choosing to bring something of it back here. Add in a few native-born chefs who’ve decided to call Melbourne home (Frank Camorra, most notably) and there’s no lack of restaurants to get your fix of paella, jamon, croquettas, sangria and all the other hallmarks of Iberian food.