Spain has a small number of licenses. This is done to prevent the opening of new businesses at every turn and to safeguard restaurant owners and their financial investments. These permits were secured for each of the premises and are typically perpetual, but they can be revoked if broken.
The provision for an alcohol license in C licenses eliminates the requirement for a second license to be obtained.
C1 This is a regular bar. In the kitchen, there is no food and no hood. Food cannot be cooked, however it can be offered as cold snacks.
C2 This restaurant offers limited cooking options, but also has a small selection of culinary utensils.
C3 The most comprehensive license allows for weekend hours of work until 3:00 a.m. The most important requirement is that the kitchen have an extractor hood.
There are 3 main restaurant licenses and it all depends on the hood in the kitchen: