Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Salamanca

La Cocina de Toño

This place owes its loyal following to its creative pinchos (tapas-like snacks) and half-servings of dishes such as escalope of foie gras with roast apple and passionfruit gelatin. The restaurant serves more traditi…
Top Choice Spanish in Ciudad Rodrigo

Parador Enrique II

Ciudad Rodrigo's most celebrated restaurant, the rather formal Parador serves up some exquisite local cooking, but we recommend ordering one of the set menus to make sure you sample a range of tastes. Roasted meats …
Top Choice Castilian in Ávila

Soul Kitchen

This place has the kind of energy that can seem lacking elsewhere. The eclectic menu changes regularly and ranges from salads with dressings like chestnut and fig to hamburgers with cream of setas (oyster mushrooms)…
Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Salamanca

Victor Gutierrez

This is still the best table in town. Chef Victor Gutierrez has a Michelin star and his place has a justifiably exclusive vibe, with an emphasis on innovative dishes with plenty of colourful drizzle. The choice of w…
Top Choice Jamón in Guijuelo

Alma de Ibérico

Part shop, part jamón-tasting centre, part small bar, this fine place combines many impulses in one. We especially like it for the opportunity to sample a range of cured meats, or a ración of its best jamón with a g…
Top Choice Tapas in Ciudad Rodrigo

Zascandil

A fashionable spot with an art deco look to accompany the pretty-as-a-picture gastro tapas (such as sashimi and gourmet miniburgers). Organic veg come from the owner's huerta (market garden) and eco-wines are served…
Castilian in Ávila

Mesón del Rastro

The dark-wood-beamed interior announces immediately that this is a bastion of robust Castilian cooking, which it has been since 1881. Expect delicious mainstays such as judías del barco de Ávila (white beans, often …
Spanish in La Alberca

Entrevinos

La Alberca's most creative kitchen holds fast to the town's meat-eating obsession, but does a few riffs along the way, such as the sirloin medallions cooked in a sauce of red wine, raspberries and caviar. A more con…
Italian in Salamanca

Zazu Bistro

Enjoy a romantic intimate ambience and Italian-inspired dishes like asparagus, mint and cheese risotto or farfalle with tomato, bacon, vodka and parmesan. The culinary surprises extend to desserts, like that delecta…
Contemporary Spanish in Salamanca

El Pecado

A trendy place that regularly attracts Spanish celebrities and well-to-do locals, El Pecado (The Sin) has an intimate dining room and a quirky, creative menu. The hallmarks are fresh tastes, a lovely lack of pretens…