If you’re traveling in Europe, be prepared to try new things and redefine your tastebuds. Personally, I have an extensive palette when it comes to food. That's probably due to my exposure to various cultures, particularly Latin American cultures. Be aware of food allergies, though.

Spain is revered for its cuisine, particularly Tapas, wine, and coffee. In the United States, tapas would be known as appetizers. To start off, you order yourself a glass of delicious wine -- the legal drinking age is 18. Depending on your party size, you can order a few dishes of tapas or an entree instead.

Breakfast and dinner are small. Lunch is the main dish in Spain. Most restaurants offer lunch specials that include a drink, an appetizer, and an entree. My days would start off with a cafe con leche (coffee with milk) while I waited for tostada con queso y jamon Iberico (toast with cheese and Iberian ham).

Patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) are a must

Seriously, every time they were on the menu, I would order a tapa of Patatas Bravas. Maybe two. Rosi La Loca Taberna, located on Calle de Cadiz, 4, Madrid, is hands down one of the best places to eat patatas bravas. I also recommend the fried eggplant chips with honey, the tuna tataki, the pork loin, and the chili mango chicken wings. Their unique and eccentric decor creates a pleasant atmosphere.

I had the chance to go twice, and on both occasions, I found the staff very patient; very different from your rushed and typical New York restaurant. If your Spanish is limited to greetings, no worries! They have an English menu. Just point and smile.

If you’re in Sevilla, you’re in a for a treat on many different levels. After you visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus located in the largest Gothic cathedral in the world (Plaza de España), treat yourself to some Spanish ice cream.

First off, if you’re not going to Barcelona, why go to Spain? Just kidding. Spain is gorgeous and extensive. You’ll notice when you travel to different parts of Spain, that you’ll find different regions and various dialects. Stay with Pension Francia if you’re on a budget and enjoy the 15% discount at Al Passatore. The chefs moved to Barcelona from Italy and the food is magnificent.

Top food in Ibiza

Enjoy the gorgeous, clean beach view at Mitch's Bar while you’re curing your hangover or starting your day in Ibiza. When in Ibiza, get the cod fish and lasagna. Let’s just say the Spanish know their cod fish. Oh, don’t forget to get the chocolate churros.