Best restaurants in Badajoz

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    Cervecería El Campañón

    Generous, wide-ranging, well-priced tapas, raciones and mains reel in the loyal locals at this energetic family-run tapas haunt and sit-down restaurant on the west of the Río Guadiana. It mixes uncomplicated extremeño classics ( jamón, fried squid, tenderloin medallions) with more creative offerings (caramelised onion on goats' cheese, salmon-and-guacamole-topped bread). From central Badajoz, cross the Puente de Palmas and head 500m west.

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    Papabuey

    Succulent meats grilled to perfection are the key to astounding success at this busy little asador (restaurant specialising in roasted meats), just off Plaza de España. Carnivores will drool over the meat-packed menu, featuring specialities such as chuletón de buey (giant beef chop) and classic extremeño cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig). The three-course weekday lunchtime menú (€15) gets you started.

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    La Casona Alta

    With chairs on Badajoz' coolest square and a buzzy bar area with barrel tables, La Casona Alta lets you choose from a healthy menu of standard raciones or more substantial Moroccan-influenced dishes.There's a decent-value €11 to €13 menú del día (daily set menu).

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    Cocina Portuguesa

    You're practically in Portugal, so why not try some cross-border cuisine? This homestyle family restaurant, just off the Plaza de España, specialises in good, big portions of bacalao (cod), seafood arroces (rice dishes) for sharing and other Portuguese favourites such as caldo verde (green vegetable soup). It's a simple friendly spot, with a few tables on the street.

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    El Claustro

    El Claustro's stylish stone-clad interior, filled with edgy artwork and gold-trimmed mirrors, is fronted by a lively tapas bar serving generous, innovative snacks. The chandelier-lit dining room behind dishes up larger portions in (slightly) more formal surrounds and there are a few open-air tables out on Plaza de Cervantes.

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    La Corchuela

    Tucked into the narrow pedestrian streets spreading west from the main Plaza de España, this dimly lit, rustic-style cave of a tapas bar is outrageously popular for its no-fuss raciones, including Iberian meats and cheeses. Pack in amid the brick arches and barrel tables or join the crowds spilling out the door.