When eating out in Spain the menu can be overwhelming unless you know a bit of Spanish, the first thing to remember is that the menu is called la carte and if you are in a tourist area it will almost always have pages in English or a translation . under the Spanish name.
Here are some items that you will see in most menus,
a normal salad with green leaves, tomato, cucumber, olives, onion, but possibly also with hard-boiled egg, anchovy, tuna, Tuscaroras, pineapple chunks and kiwi slices.
A plate of sliced tomato with basil and olive oil
Meat dishes in Spain tend to be grilled or stewed, and rarely roasted.
It is a very thin beef steak, like a minuet steak, often not very tender.
It is a traditional, thick and tender British beef steak and is served normal (rare) medium (medium rare) and very done (literally well done, but often still pink, but without blood). it is not to your liking.
Solomio be Ox:
It is a steak similar to the Solomio de Tenera, but the meat is beef, it is very similar in flavor and if they did not indicate it you would not notice any difference.
This is a pork tenderloin, often open flat, always tender with no fat or bone and is usually offered with a pepper sauce (pimiento sauce), if you are unsure of the sauce you can ask for the sauce to come separately (sauce separated).
It is unusual to find many vegetables in Spanish restaurants as they are considered a food for poor people, but sometimes you will get roasted green pepper as a garnish.
Lean with Tomato:
A very tasty pork stew with tomato sauce. Lean with Tomato literally means lean meat with tomato. This dish is often given as tapas in a small portion, or served with French fries as a main course.