What are five most popular tapas in Spain

What are five most popular Spanish tapas? 

In our opinion the five most popular tapas in Barcelona are as follows:

Patatas Bravas (Bravas potatoes)
Patatas bravas are one of the simplest and most popular of all Spanish tapas. It typically of white potatoes cut into irregular small, fried in oil and served warm with a spicy tomato based sauce drizzled on top. Make sure to ask if they are homemade when ordered in bars.

Legend has it that patatas bravas originated in Barcelona's Bar Tomás - El Tomás de Sarrià - a place that still is reputed to have Barcelona's best patatas bravas which are served crispy and tender with a "secret" sauce. 

Croquetas de Jamón
(Ham Croquettes), 
Croquettes are a breadcrumb roll of an ingredient mixed often with bechamel sauce or mashed potatoes. The most popular main ingredients in Spain are ham, cod fish or cheese croquettes, but there are many varients and recipes

Calamares a la Romana
(Fried Squid Rings) 
Squid rings in batter usually served with a few slices of lemon

Tortilla Española
(Spanish Omelet)

Gambas al Ajillo
(Garlic Shrimp)

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