It’s been awhile since I’ve wanted to recommend this tapas bar in Santiago de Compostela, one of the busiest places in all of the old section of town since it opened in 2002.
It’s a small “tapería” located on famous Franco street. It’s very popular among tourists, pilgrims, and those from Santiago de Compostela too, both for the quality of food and the great location in the old quarters, just a few meters from the cathedral.
I recommend you try the exquisite tenderloin “pincho” (little dish) (2.70€), that are the best in the city in both quality and price, the ensaladilla (Russian potato salad) (3.30€), or the tortilla (Spanish omelet) (1.10€), or anchovies with cheese (1.10€), although any hot or cold dish won’t let you down.
The deserts are also recommended: Santiago cake, cheesecake, fruit cocktail, homemade flan, Catalana cream, chocolate cake, etc.
This bar is always chocker block so be patient and get ready to enjoy some good homemade cakes and snacks of all kinds for very good prices (2 rods, 2 super cakes, 2 sausage skewers with potatoes and a piece of pie = 8 €) to be in the center of A Coruña. While not a gourmet place I recommend it for its authenticity.
I’m from Coruna, but I’ve lived and traveled across the world, and one of the main reasons for returning is the Bebediero, a place I’ve known since 20 years ago and that has only gotten better over the years. I have many friend that only say they’re visit me in Coruna if I take them to Bebedeiro, but it can be hard to get a table at times.
A commentary about the translation of the name. Bebedeiro doesn’t mean drinker, but rather the place where one drinks. The name comes from bebedeiro of rock for animals that animals As it hindered/obstructed the distribution of tables, it was put up against the wall, which made it lose some of its local flavor, but allows for more people and more friends inside.
The scampi with provencal sauce is a must, the sea bass pastries are for the truly hungry, the ox tail, and other meat-based dishes. The albarino of the house is really good and pretty cheap. They also have classic wine from the Rioja area. I recommend the Monasterio de Yuso.
I have no idea where you got 10 € from. 30 € per person is about as low as it got (unless you do not order wine or dessert) It was carefully decorated and well located (very close to the San Pelayo, behind Praza A Quintana, in an lively area) and good food. Neither expensive nor cheap, nor sublime nor bland ... A decent place to take someone without spending a fortune. Its death by chocolate dessert is a secure hook ... But it usually disappoints.
I have been there around five or six times and it has always been spectacular. The menu for two is amazing, I always remember the first time, lots of years ago, I went there: neither my wife nor I had any idea of how to eat crabs. I was trying to eat it when suddenly ms. Carmen came, reproached me how wrong I was dealing with it and started to teach me how to do it.
We started talking, told her we came from Barcelona and she said she supported Barça, while her husband supported Real Madrid. I told her I would send a Barça flag, since there was a lot of stuff there but of Real Madrid... I finally did, and when I, later, came back to the restaurant, it was holding on the wall.
The other day I went there with my girlfriend (02/07/2012) and we came away happy. It's normally full and it sometimes takes sometime to get your food, but it's certainly worthwhile. The empanada (tuna or cod) is lovely, the cockles accompanied by the house wine were spectacular, the mussels were the best we've tried. You can't leave that city without stopping here.
Close to Vigo's old town and the sea, there is Pedra (The Stone), a typical place in Vigo with Oysters Street, full of seafood restaurants, where the specialty and the most wanted dish is the famous oysters. They're usually ordered by the dozen and come in wooden oyster boxes to go, accompanied by an Albariño or a Ribeiro wine.
In Vigo's old town and a few meters from the sea is Pedra (The Stone), a typical place in the Vigo where there's calle de las Ostras, that's full of restaurants, mainly seafood, and the specialty and most ordered dish is oysters. They're normally ordered by the dozen and presented to the customers in wooden boxes, they're eaten on the streets with an Albariño or Ribeiro wine.
The octopus is indeed great. The cooked octopus in water with potatoes was delicious. Pichi is a place where you can dine on fried eggs with potatoes for €3.50. Home cooking, large portions, excellent deal.
It's a little far from the tourist area, but it's worth it. There are only 9 dishes on the menu, but there's nothing else needed. The octopus is delicious. The portions aren't very big, so you'll definitely order more. The raxo is also recommended. The prices are affordable, a ration of octopus is 10.50 euros.
You can enjoy some delicious tapas here. The highlights are the steamed mussels. The service is excellent and very friendly. The location is a bit hidden but you can take as a reference a local bar called Vanadero and La Bodega is located in the alley on the corner of the bar.
What would you think of having a good seafood menu? This restaurant is one of my favorites in Vigo, a city that I visit several times per year...
Located in the city center and really close to the port and the pubs area, it just has a problem: sometimes it's overcrowded and they do not take reservations, so it is better to be there quite soon to get a table (around 21 - 21.30 to have dinner).
It has smoking room except on Sunday mornings; as the owner told us, that's when a lot of elderly people come so they get sick because of the smoke.
The place is quite seedy, has no decoration at all and seems more like a tavern. The secret is the food and, moreover, the prices.
The best is the special menu for two: seafood with spider crab, grilled prawns, vinaigrette mussels, clams, oysters, crabs and steamed cockles. Plus two dishes to choose; I normally take ham or some grilled fish.
As a dessert, filloas (galician dessert) with cream and chocolate syrup and a bottle of Ribeiro. All for 60 €.
Magnificient quality and excessive quantity! The service was also fast and eficient. The waiter even reminds me, he's so nice. So, no doubts: 10 points for Rías Baixas. I'll definitely come back!
The Casa Villaronta Restaurant. It's a small restaurant in Ribadeo. At Casa Villaronta you can eat the best Galician octopus, it's their specialty, much like the calamari and pork, also. I recommend you go with time to spare because due to its small size it fills up quickly and you can wait up to an hour for a table. It has the best quality-price ratio I know of. We dined on octopus, a wine bottle (Ribeiro) ham, calamari and Santiago cake for 38 euros.
The Portovello de Allariz restaurant is one of the place I recommend you eat if you visit this cute town.
It’s an old leather factory located on the shores of the Arnoi river, very close to the old quarters of Allariz, where you can enjoy one of the best kitchens in town. It specializes in traditional Gallegan cuisine.
The restaurant enjoys a privileged location in Portovello park, which is enough to make it worth a visit. There’s also an outdoor terrace where you can practically touch the river’s water with your hand while you have a drink in the spring or summer. It’s just great.
I am a resident in Madrid and Galicia and whenever I can go with friends or family to this restaurant, I have seen some people associate the Barrola 2 with the Casa Elisa Barrola restaurant but they have nothing with each other because the Barrola 2 is closed and no longer exists and the Casa Elisa is a specialty Jamoneria restaurant. Their waiters are exceptional, I recommend getting to know them, and the manager is professional in all sense of the word. Their food is excellent, as is true everywhere, there are dishes that are good and others very well, but overall it exceptional. Their rice with lobster is irresistible but what I liked about the whole menu was the good Galician seafood and the T-bone steak, the very best I've had in my life. Certainly nothing is wasted, I hope this review will serve to help and if you go maybe we agree on a vacation time, if not, enjoy the food.
Considered one of the best restaurants in Galicia, the spectacular Chef José González-Solla worships the traditional cuisine of the region adding modern and innovative touches. Dishes like tuna marinated in soy sauce, Vieira onion soup and lobster with seasonal mushrooms give an indication of its quality.
Good place for a delicious Cantabrian lunch or dinner. Its location itself makes it a very charming place. I recommend that you visit if you are nearby. Getting there is quite simple since Ribadeo is not very big, is just Porcillán dock side, perfectly suited to the locality. The area has ample parking and is an ideal place to leave the car to eat and then take a walk to the seashore. The place is huge, is divided into bar-cafeteria and then the dining room of the restaurant, with daily menu at an affordable price but recommend eating a la carte with seafood and tapas. The prices are good and the food is delicious.
Not that the Casino Cafe is decorated like an old casino, It is the old Casino of the city. With the decreasing amount of members it had to open its doors to the public. A place not to miss. Take a seat on the terrace, in the middle of Rua do Vilar, or in one of its old chairs inside, either way you'll have a good time. It's not very popular among smokers, for the place intended for smoker they have an old "room of punishment."