Salamanca, Ávila and Ciudad Rodrigo all have high-quality places to eat; Salamanca in particular has them in abundance. Watch out for the local specialty of farinato (a local pork sausage mixed with spices and sometimes quail egg), which you can find in Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

South of Salamanca, Guijuelo is widely considered Spain's source for the highest-quality jamón.