Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Santiago de Compostela

Mercado de Abastos

Santiago's food market is a fascinating, always lively scene, very clean, and with masses of fresh produce from the seas and countryside attractively displayed at 300-odd stalls. Stock up on tetilla cheese, cured me…
Top Choice Cafe in Santiago de Compostela

Café-Jardin Costa Vella

The garden cafe of Hotel Costa Vella is the most delightful spot for breakfast (or a drink later in the day), with its fountain, a scattering of statuary, and beautiful flowering and fruit trees. And if the weather …
Top Choice Galician in Santiago de Compostela

O Curro da Parra

With a neat little stone-walled dining room upstairs and a narrow tapas and wine bar below, always-busy Curro da Parra serves a broad range of tasty, thoughtfully created, market-fresh fare. You might go for crunchy…
Top Choice Galician in Santiago de Compostela

Abastos 2.0

This highly original and incredibly popular marketside eatery offers new dishes concocted daily from the market's offerings. Go for small individual items, or plates to share, or a six-item menú that adds up to a me…
Grill in Santiago de Compostela

Asador Gonzaba

For a Galician meat feast, wander a little south out of the Old Town to this classic grill house where the clientele is mostly local. Nothing fancy about the decor: the focus is on the meat, specifically chuletón, a…
Seafood in Santiago de Compostela

La Flor

La Flor is not just a fashionable, buzzy bar for drinks and good music but also a place where you can eat an eclectic range of creative and not too heavy dishes from vegetable lasagne to chicken fingers, homemade bu…
Tapas in Santiago de Compostela

O Filandón

Squeeze past the cheese-shop counter into the thin, cellar-like bar area behind, where you'll receive exceedingly generous free pinchos (snacks) with drinks, and can order empanadas or plates of ham, sausage, cured …
Spanish in Santiago de Compostela

Mariscomanía

Buy your own seafood or meat (but not fish or octopus) in the market and bring it to this unique eatery, just inside the market's main Rúa das Ameas entrance, and they'll cook it for you for €4 per person. It's fun …
Galician in Santiago de Compostela

O Piorno

Generous servings of uncomplicated Galician fare at good prices are Piorno's straightforward recipe for considerable success. Options range from revueltos (scrambled-egg dishes) and tixolas (stir fries) to grilled t…
Galician in Santiago de Compostela

Restaurante Ó Dezaseis

This cellar eatery just outside the Old Town has an invitingly rustic air and it's a hearty rather than gourmet experience – but extremely popular with visitors and locals of all types, tucking into the Monday-to-Fr…