Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Spanish in León

Restaurante Cocinandos

The proud owner of León's only Michelin star, Cocinandos brings creative flair to the table with a menu that changes weekly with the seasons and market availability. The atmosphere is slightly formal so dress nicely…
Tapas in León

La Trébede

As good for tapas (try the croquettes) as for first drinks (wines by the glass start at €1.50), La Trébede is always full. The decor is eclectic – deer's antlers, historic wirelesses and the scales of justice – and …
Seafood in León

Alfonso Valderas

The city's most famous restaurant for bacalao (salt cod), prepared around 25 different ways. If this is your first encounter with this versatile fish, order it al pil-pil (with a mild chilli sauce) – this preparatio…
Tapas in León

Racimo de Oro

A lovely brick-lined interior provides an appealing backdrop for this wildly popular tapas bar and restaurant, which is arguably the pick of the choices around Plaza de San Martín. The food is predominantly from Cas…
Tapas in León

Ezequiel

It can be difficult to fight your way to the bar upstairs but it's worth doing so for the generous-sized raciones, including all kind of cured meats straight from its own pig farm up in the far north of Castilla y L…
Tapas in León

El Patio

There's a real buzz about this place, although we're yet to decide whether it has more to do with the leafy, open-air setting or the quality of the food. It does local specialties such as cecina (a local cured meat)…
Mediterranean in León

La Mary

The daily lunch menu here is excellent value. Dishes include Italian options like caprese salad (with real buffalo mozzarella), plus seafood with imaginative sides like broccoli purée; most of the Spanish rice dishe…
Modern Spanish in León

Clandestino Leon

Slick and riding the wave of popularity that surrounds gastrobars in Spain, Clandestino has great food (beef lasagna with goat cheese-and-kimchi bechamel, anyone?), a contemporary ambience and all sorts of dishes th…
Tapas in León

Taberna La Piconera

Excellent meat dishes are offered here, paired up nicely with fresh salads, but we like it for its setting on one of León's loveliest squares. Grab an outdoor table and linger either side of your meal as you nurse a…
Castilian in León

Delirios

One of the city's more adventurous dining options, where innovative combinations change with the seasons but always take a whole new way of looking at traditional staples. Reservations recommended. There's a popular…