A guide to food in Spain – R



  • rábano: radish

  • rabas: squid strips fried in batter

  • rabo: tail, cut of meat as in rabo de toro – bull’s tail

  • rana: frog

  • rape: monkfish

  • rata de agua: water vole. Traditionally eaten in parts of Aragon, Valencia and in the Ebro Delta. Said to be delicious.

  • raviolis: ravioli

  • raya: skate

  • rebeco: chamois

  • rebozuelo: chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) – rossinyol in Catalan

  • refresco: soft drink

  • regaliz: licorice

  • remolacha: beetroot

  • repollo: cabbage

  • requesón: curd

  • revuelto /revoltillo: scrambled eggs

  • Ribeiro: wine-making region located in the northeast of the province of Ourense (Galicia)

  • Ribera de Duero: wine-making region within Castile and León

  • riñones: kidneys

  • riñones al jerez: kidneys with sherry

  • Rioja: the most famous wine-making region of Spain

  • rodaballo: turbot

  • rollito: roll

  • romero: rosemary

  • romescada: sometimes called simply romesco de peix. Romescada is a wonderful hearty dish in which a range of fish, normally including monkfish. The dish, which is enriched with baby clams, mussels, etc. is made by the addition of romesco sauce as a picada. There should be plentiful rich sauce as in effect it is a casserole with an enticing warm yellowish colour, although there’s no saffron in it. One can buy the special spice mix for romescada in Tarragona, where it is a native dish. (Simon Rice)

  • romesco: a spicy relish made with crushed hazelnuts and/or almonds, roasted garlic, olive oil and ñoras – small, dried red peppers

  • ron: rum

  • Roncal: sheep’s milk cheese from the Roncal Valley (Navarra)

  • rosbif: roastbeef

  • roscas / roscos / rosquillas: ring-shaped pastries

  • rossinyol (Catalan): chanterelle


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Rábano en inglés

Radish in spanish

What are rabas?

How do you say rabo in english?

Tail in spanish

How do you say rape in english?

Cómo se dice rape en inglés?

Monkfish in spain

Monkfish in spanish

Monkfish recipe

Raya in english

Rebozuelo english translation

Rebozuelo en inglés

Chantarelle in spanish

Regaliz in english

Licorice in spanish

Remolacha in english

Beetroot in spanish

How do you say repollo in english?

Cabbage in spanish

Repollo en inglés

What is requeson?

Requeson en ingles

Curd in spain

What is a revoltillo?

Ribeiro wine

Ribera de Duero wine

How do you say riñones in english?

Cómo se dice riñones en inglés?

Kidneys in spain

Kidneys recipe

Rioja wine

How do you say rodaballo in english?

Rodaballo en inglés

Turbot in spain

Turbon in spanish

Romero in english

Rosemary in spanish

What is romesco?

How do you make romesco?

Ron en inglés

Rum in spanish

Spanish rum

Roncal cheese