Will be travelling to Barcelona (3 nights), Madrid (2 nights), Sevilla (1 night), Granada (1 night)and Cordoba (half day) in Nov. In addition to tapas we'd like to try some paella and sucking lamb and pigs but we're not sure which city and restaurants to eat them at. We prefer local hole-in-the-wall places over high end restos. Any recommendations?
For tapas we have Bodega La Palma and Quimet on the list for Barcelona so far, and for Granada we have Bodega Castañeda and Bar los diamantes. We've got nothing yet for Madrid, Sevilla and Cordoba. Any tapas recommendations are appreciated too!
Two additional questions - 1) how can I tell when I'm at a tapas bar whether the food are free? 2)Do I order the tapas and drinks at the table or do I go up to the bar to point at items that I want?
First time in Spain and I'm open to any suggestions!