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Open a Restaurant in Spain

Updated on Saturday 04th November 2017

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Open-a-Restaurant-in-Spain.jpgSpain is a vibrant country, where the industries involved in catering thrive, as there is a business potential in this field, due to the large number of tourists and to the Spanish citizens’ lifestyle. As such, if you are interested in opening a restaurant in Spain, you should know that there are positive prospects on the Spanish market. Our Spanish company formation agents can offer assistance through the incorporation process

Important aspects for the opening of a restaurant in Spain 

There are several aspects you should take into consideration if you want to open a restaurant here. Our company formation specialists can provide you with relevant information so that your investment turns into a successful business.
The video below offers a short presentation on the registration of a Spanish restaurant:

According to the way you intend to brand your business, when opening a restaurant in Spain you should choose carefully the following: 
location – it is very important that your restaurant to be set in a location which attracts clients;
size – having a larger restaurant requires more logistics procedures, hiring more personnel and increased costs;
licenses – you will need licenses attesting that the restaurant respects safety and health procedures imposed by the Spanish law, but you will also need licenses for selling alcohol and, if you intend to organize musical events in the restaurant, you will also need a music license. These licenses can be obtained from the city hall (ayuntamiento); our company formation specialists can offer you assistance on this matter. 
One of the most important licenses a restaurant should have is the Food Handler’s Certificate, necessary for all the employees handling and preparing food

The registration procedure in Spain

As an investor in a restaurant in Spain, you will have to register you company under one of the ten legal entities specified by the Spanish legislation. One of the most common types of companies in Spain is the limited liability company.
In order to open such a company, you will need a minimum share capital of EUR 3,000 and receive a CIF (tax identification number), issued by the Commercial Registry in Spain; our company formation specialists can present to you all the documents required by the Spanish authorities
If you need further information necessary for the opening of a restaurant in Spain, please contact our company formation agents for consultations on this subject. 


  • Gurpreet Singh 2017-11-07

    My name is GURPREET SINGH, I'm from india, I want to open a restaurant in Spain. Can you talk to me and explain me all processes including visa?

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