Across Spain, paella stood out as the nation's favorite, gathering close to 50% support. Tortilla de patata and jamón ibérico followed, with paella gaining an overwhelming 92.8% endorsement in its native Valencian Community.
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The research shows that in Galicia, pulpo á feira secured 36.2% of the votes, indicating a diverse culinary preference among residents, suggesting that other dishes also hold significant cultural value.
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Other regional culinary champions exceeding 50% local support included Asturias's fabada (88.7%), Madrid's cocido madrileño (77.2%), Cantabria's cocido montañés (74.6%), La Rioja's patatas a la riojana (69.8%), and the Canary Islands' papas arrugadas with mojo picón (67.3%).
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Dishes earning notable, albeit below 50%, regional support included Andalusia's gazpacho (46.9%), Aragón's ternasco (49.5%), Basque Country's bacalao al pil pil (37.8%), and Castilla y León's lechazo asado (36.4%).
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Regions with more varied tastes included Catalonia with its pan con tomate (29.7%), Navarra's menestra de verduras (29.2%), Extremadura's migas extremeñas and jamones (25.3%), Castilla-La Mancha's migas manchegas (24.7%), the Balearic Islands' ensaimada (20%), and Murcia's caldero murciano (16.4%).
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