Love that late lunch
A tradition that is also observed in countries descended from Spanish origin, such as Mexico, is the love of lunch. The afternoon meal, regarded as the biggest and most important of the day, tends to be different than what you’re used to at home.
Eaten late, generally anywhere between 1pm and 4pm, you’ll consume huge portions and rich flavours.
This late lunch coincides with another Spanish tradition – the siesta. This midday to mid-afternoon break means you have plenty of time for a large meal, as shops close and office workers leave buildings until late afternoon to enjoy a few hours of rest in the heat of the day.
While other cultures consider dinner the largest meal of the day, the Spanish treat it as a way to round off an evening. In fact, you’re most likely to see Spanish families at restaurant tables for dinner around 9 or 10pm.