Best restaurants in Rías Altas

  • Restaurants in Cedeira & Around

    A Taberna do Jojó

    For seafood as it should be done – top ingredients prepared with minimal fuss – head to this popular bar-restaurant and order some berberechos/almejas/calamares a la plancha (hotplate-grilled cockles/clams/squid), or pulpo á feira (octopus slices in olive oil and paprika) or percebes. Perfect with a glass of albariño.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    A Mundiña

    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 of wines and cheese too. Mundiña's separate, more casual taberna is one of the best choices on Calle Estrella, a hub of popular indoor-outdoor bar-restaurants.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Artabria

    Artabria marries an artistically bright interior with artistically presented dishes. Happily the tastes live up to the visuals in the inventive preparations of market-fresh Galician ingredients. Top dishes include octopus tempura, Galician beef tenderloin with Roquefort cheese, and the cestilla de zamburiñas, a crispy nest of scallops.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in A Coruña

    Adega O Bebedeiro

    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. The cooking is classic home-style with some inventive touches, such as scallop-stuffed sea bass or Galician beef entrecôte with goat's cheese, all in generous quantities. Packed on weekends.

  • Restaurants in Viveiro

    O Recuncho

    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 bonito (tuna-like fish) salad are all good. It's a fairly tightly packed space with half a dozen tables squeezed in around the bar, and a few more outside.

  • Restaurants in Ribadeo

    La Botellería

    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 guacamole and mango sauce, or banana-and-chorizo croquettes with mint sauce. It's just 100m off Praza de España.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    A Mundiña

    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 seafood, fish, meat and cheese on its front terraza and in a small rear dining room lined with wine racks. Service is friendly and helpful, too.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Pablo Gallego

    This fine little restaurant prepares artful 21st-century dishes with traditional Galician market ingredients. Try sardines with guacamole and spicy Mexican pico de gallo relish, or entrecôte steak in gorgonzola and sweet Pêdro Ximénez wine, or maybe opt for the fish or shellfish of the day.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    A Taberna de Cunqueiro

    One of a string of always-busy, indoor-outdoor bar-restaurants along narrow Calle Estrella, the Cunqueiro is frequently the busiest and liveliest of them all, attracting a totally mixed crowd with its free tapas and well-prepared typical Galician seafood and meat dishes at reasonable prices.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Abarrote

    Bringing a global-cafe, blackboard-menu spin to A Coruña's eating scene, Abarrote serves up smoked-salmon focaccia, guacamole, chicken strips with jalapeño sauce, vegetable-prawn woks, mango and goat's cheese salad, and carrot cake, all in a relaxed, blue-toned setting. Galician wines too.

  • Restaurants in Cabo Ortegal & Around

    Chiringuito de San Xiao

    Fish and meat grilled over open coals, and caldeiradas (fish or seafood stews) are very good reasons to stop at this friendly little wood-beamed bar, with a dining room and terrace overlooking the ocean, beside the Cariño–Ortegal road, 1.5km before the cape.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Jaleo

    A relatively refined option on the tapas strip, Jaleo has tasty tapas like miniburgers with mustard, or anchovy-and-red-pepper toasts, ranged along the bar, plus a rear area where you can sit down to dishes like hake with garlic potatoes or beef entrecôte.

  • Restaurants in Ribadeo

    Texturas Galegas

    Enjoy original flavour combinations composed from classic Galician ingredients at this relaxed restaurant/bar in an old-town house. Dishes are nicely presented, and the courtyard is a boon on warm summer days.

  • Restaurants in Bares Peninsula

    La Marina

    With a panoramic dining room overlooking Porto de Bares' beach, La Marina does great seafood paellas plus a host of other maritime and terrestrial fare.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Tasca A Troula

    This narrow, old-fashioned tapas bar is famed for its cocodrilo (crocodile) tapa, a slice of grilled beef and fried potatoes on a stick (€1.70).

  • Restaurants in Viveiro

    Restaurante Nito

    Adjacent to Hotel Ego, overlooking Playa de Area, the Nito is one of the coast's finest eateries, serving up top-quality fresh fish, shellfish and meat.

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Pulpeira de Melide

    Frequently packed, this informal bar-restaurant is one of the very best places to enjoy that quintessential Galician favourite, pulpo á feira (tender octopus slices with paprika and olive oil, €11 per ración), perfectly complemented by an order of cachelos (boiled potatoes, €2.40). There's a daily selection of other market-fresh seafood if you fancy something different.

  • Restaurants in Pontedeume

    Taberna Zas

    You'll find some of the town's best eats in this small, wood-panelled bar, in a narrow street off Rúa Real, cooking up authentic Galician classics such as pulpo á feira, steamed cockles, percebes (goose barnacles), and raxo and zorza (both bite-sized chunks of marinated pork). The 'tapas' are really medias raciones.

  • Restaurants in Parque Natural Fragas do Eume

    Restaurante Andarubel

    Andarubel is an excellent lunch spot next door to the park's Centro de Interpretación, with a speciality in native Galician foods like wild mushrooms (in autumn), or meat from Cachea cattle or the porco celta (Celtic pig).

  • Restaurants in A Coruña

    Taberna Da Penela

    Get tasty Galician favourites like octopus, caldo gallego (a soup of potatoes, vegetables and bits of meat/sausage), veal entrecôte or fresh monkfish, seabass or turbot at this popular plaza-side spot. It does a great tortilla de Betanzos (gooey potato omelette) too, and has a long wine list.