1. You think Spanish food is spicy.
Let’s get this out of the way: Spanish and Mexican food have nothing to do with each other. We have spicy dishes, sure, but the ones you don’t have to be afraid of. Our spiciness makes Mexicans laugh (“You call this spicy?,” they’ll say, “I would call it tasteless!”). So if the waiter warns you about a dish being “a bit hot,” don’t worry. We don’t really know what spicy food is. Beware, however, of Galician pementos de Padrón (green chili peppers) — if you’re lucky, you’ll pick the only hot one and end up with tears in your eyes.