Must-see restaurants in Galicia

  • Abastos 2.0

    Santiago de Compostela

    This incredibly popular marketside eatery offers delicious, mainly seafood-focused dishes concocted daily from the market's offerings. Inside is one 12…

  • Quinta de San Amaro

    Rías Baixas

    The bright, big-windowed restaurant at this country boutique hotel is worth a trip from anywhere in the region for its delicious updates on traditional…

  • A Moa

    Santiago de Compostela

    A Moa produces a great mix of trad Galician and more international fare in its street-level wine bar and stone-walled downstairs restaurant opening onto a…

  • Café-Jardin Costa Vella

    Santiago de Compostela

    The garden cafe of Hotel Costa Vella is the most delightful spot for breakfast (or a drink later in the day), with its fountain, scattering of statuary…

  • Sábrego

    Galicia

    The rustic-chic restaurant at the lovely country hotel Casal de Armán serves a seasonally changing array of delicious, chiefly Galician fare with some…

  • Mercado de Abastos

    Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago's food market is a fascinating, always lively scene, very clean, with masses of fresh produce from the seas and countryside displayed at 300-odd…

  • Adega O Bebedeiro

    A Coruña

    It's on a humble street on the northern headland, but the interior is rustically neat with a conversation-inspiring assortment of Galician bric-a-brac…

  • Casa Marcelo

    Santiago de Compostela

    Take an adventure into Galician-Japanese fusion at Michelin-starred Marcelo, where the thing is to order several small-to-medium-sized sharing dishes –…

  • O Semáforo de Fisterra

    Costa da Morte

    The good restaurant and cafe/bar at the hotel in the former lighthouse-keepers' residence on Cabo Fisterra serve the same menu emphasising Galician…

  • Casa do Pulpo

    Galicia

    Facing the cathedral wall across a narrow street, this local favourite doesn't just do perfect pulpo (octopus) but also other tasty Galician items such as…

  • O Birrán Gastrobar

    Galicia

    Set in a medieval house in the old Judería (Jewish quarter), O Birrán cooks up some very tasty plates from classic Galician ingredients – good choices…

  • O Curro da Parra

    Santiago de Compostela

    With a neat stone-walled dining room upstairs and a narrow food-and-wine bar below, Curro da Parra serves thoughtfully created, market-fresh fare,…

  • Asador Gonzaba

    Santiago de Compostela

    For a Galician feast, wander south into the Ensanche to this classic grill house entered along an unpromising passage beside a bakery. The decor is neat…

  • Edulis

    Galicia

    Edulis presents generous portions of tasty Galician fare with a contemporary touch in a bright, clean-lined dining room – especially fresh fish, succulent…

  • La Pizarra del Silabario

    Galicia

    This gastrobar is worth the half-kilometre walk from the Old Town for its finely prepared dishes. It's good with fish and shellfish but also does steaks,…

  • A Taberna do Jojó

    Rías Altas

    For seafood as it should be done – top ingredients prepared with minimal fuss – head to this popular bar-restaurant and order some berberechos/almejas…

  • Taberna Mendoza

    Galicia

    A cut above most other harbour-facing eateries, the Mendoza offers both an informal bar area serving raciones and tapas and a stone-walled sit-down…

  • Bar Fuentefría

    Galicia

    The crowd regularly spills on to the street from this tiny, old-fashioned place with blue-and-white tiling, small blackboard menu and, for some reason, a…

  • Lonxa d'Alvaro

    Costa da Morte

    Top-notch fish and shellfish a la brasa (char-grilled) and Galician steaks are favourites at this popular port-facing restaurant. Modern black-and-white…

  • Restaurante A Marina

    Costa da Morte

    A busy, friendly place with outside tables facing the harbour across the road, A Marina does hearty breakfasts for those setting out on (or winding down…

  • Follas Novas

    Vigo

    It's well worth venturing about 400m east of Praza de Compostela to this small, unpretentious restaurant, where quality ingredients form the basis of top…

  • La Taberna de Rotilio

    Rías Baixas

    Right in the centre of things, La Taberna de Rotilio serves up terrific Galician seafood and meat, with a creative touch to many of the dishes, such crab…

  • A Casa dos Martínez

    Rías Baixas

    Neat little A Casa dos Martínez, on a pedestrian street in the old heart of town, serves up great three-course lunches (wine and coffee included) of…

  • O' Fragón

    Costa da Morte

    More gastronomically refined than anywhere else in the district, O' Fragón serves beautifully prepared, market-based, mainly fish and seafood dishes in a…

  • Casa Fidel O Pulpeiro

    Pontevedra

    For more than 50 years, simple, spotless Fidel's has been serving up perfectly done pulpo á feira, Galicia's quintessential octopus dish (ask for some…

  • A Mundiña

    A Coruña

    Daily fresh local fish and shellfish are the top draw at this bright restaurant with arty wood panelling, but there's good Galician meat and a wide choice…

  • Sybaris 2.0

    Galicia

    Sybaris is not just a restaurant with a tastily original twist on Spanish fare, but also a well-stocked wine shop and Galicia-specialist deli (cheeses and…

  • Cocina María

    Santiago de Compostela

    María sells tasty homemade dishes that are perfect to take away and enjoy elsewhere, from lasagne, quiche or apple pie to stuffed aubergines, turkey rolls…

  • Artabria

    A Coruña

    Artabria marries an artistically bright interior with artistically presented dishes. Happily the tastes live up to the visuals in the inventive…

  • O Recuncho

    Rías Altas

    A top place for plates of local seafood favourites and a few meaty options. The paté de cabracho (scorpionfish pâté), steamed mussels, pulpo á feira and…

  • La Botellería

    Ribadeo

    Head to this convivial bar, or its pretty white-tabled dining room, for good wine and original, varied and very tasty dishes including tuna tartare with…

  • Ideas Peregrinas

    Galicia

    A bright and pleasant cafe run by the same people as the hostel upstairs, Ideas Peregrinas offers quite a contrast to the usual restaurant and bar fare…

  • A Mundiña

    A Coruña

    A top option among Calle Estrella's line of popular indoor-outdoor bar-restaurants, the Mundiña taberna (tavern) serves up well-prepared raciones of fresh…

  • Loaira Xantar

    Pontevedra

    With tables out on the lovely little plaza and in the upstairs dining room, this is a fine spot for excellent Galician specialities with a creative touch,…

  • La Bodeguilla de San Roque

    Santiago de Compostela

    An amiable two-storey restaurant and wine bar on the edge of the old town, the Bodeguilla serves an eclectic range of appetising dishes, from sautéed…

  • Pablo Gallego

    A Coruña

    This fine little restaurant prepares artful 21st-century dishes with traditional Galician market ingredients. Try sardines with guacamole and spicy…

  • Eirado da Leña

    Pontevedra

    A deliciously creative culinary experience in an intimate stone-walled restaurant, tastefully set with white linen and fresh flowers. The set menús,…

  • Bocarte

    Pontevedra

    For a change from old-town tavern fare, head to this soft-toned dining room where a dedicated team works up excellent original preparations of local…

  • Pulpería Carral

    Galicia

    The bright, lively atmosphere and contemporary red/black/orange decor here belie the grey streets outside, and the perfectly done pulpo (octopus), best…

  • La Flor

    Santiago de Compostela

    La Flor is a buzzy bar for evening drinks (with free tapas), but also a place to enjoy an eclectic range of not-too-heavy dishes from Mexican enchiladas…

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