Paella. The ultimate Spanish comfort food. Either seafood or mixed which typically also includes chicken and pork. Served in the pan in which is has simmered until the golden, safron-flavored rice is perfectly cooked. Seaside optional.
Lining the Paseo Maritimo are chiringuitos, seaside bars and restaurants. Many of them have barges filled with sand in which they burn wood to grill salted sardines which are typical of this area. One of the added pleasures of my walks by the seaside is the deeply comforting smell of a wood fire combined with the tantalizing aroma of delicious foods being prepared for lunch goers.