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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
It's a little outside the centre, about 15 to 20 minutes from the Cathedral. It is a typical tavern, which is neither beautiful or elegant, but it is quiet, with a small menu. What stands out is the octopus of course, although the ear or roasted ham are really good. It's a classic in my travels to Santiago.
A lively place for the evening or for dinner. It's always full of people drinking wine and beer accompanied by sausage. In the back and on the side, there are long tables and wooden benches. You can eat very well here. The desserts are rich. Before, they had cherries in brandy for dessert, but the last time we went, we had them for free. They are delicious, but strong. It's a nice place.
We read good reviews and were not disappointed. The staff were charming, while waiting for the rice with lobster, they served an some exquisite food. Well cooked rice, lobster, we didn't leave anything. We shared dessert and a shot. In the bill we saw that the food and the shot was part of the offer. 26€ per head and a good tip is earned.
This is a perfect place to have rations for supper or to have a glass of good wine. It's always packed, but the waiters are really fast as lightning. The pork tenderloins with cheese, pantumaca, octopus grilled are all delicious. The tables below are a little uncomfortable (tavern style), but the upstairs dining room is cozy.
Typical dishes of very good quality and at a good price. Located in San Pedro 16 Santiago de Compostela. The menu includes a tapas of croquetas with smoked meat which are very good, well-made tortillas, octopus or grilled octopus, among other things ..... You can not go through Santiago without eating at this restaurant.
Pastelería Mercedes Mora is the oldest pastry shop in Santiago and has been renovated following the retirement of the old owners (it is now in the hands of their daughter, Mercedes Mora). They have all kinds of chocolates, candies and artisan pastries, as well as ice cream, coffee and chocolates in the shop. There's also a cafe in the back.
With fantastic weather, we explored the city all morning. We finally had to stop to regain strength and to continue discovering Santiago. This is a friendly and cozy kitchen where pilgrims sit writing postcards, Santiagueños have a few drinks, and tourists, like me, eat.
La Industrial has only been open a short while but it's already become the go-to place for casual dining and early-hour drinks in Santiago de Compostela. The menu, while not very extensive, has a good selection of dishes to share, though the portions could be bigger. The hot dogs made with homemade sausage, nuts, cheese and arugula are awesome! There is also a ground floor bar with a nice atmosphere for a drink.
The gastronomic heir of "Los Caracoles, O Celme" gives a twist to the traditional Galician cuisine. Not only does the restaurant serve good seafood and meats, O Celme do Caracol is an ideal place to have a wine or dinner. It is highly recommended to try their suggestions, which are based on seasonal products. You should leave room for dessert: Various types of cheese cakes, caramel banana, pineapple ...
La Quintana is one of the most spectacular places in the old town of Santiago de Compostela and is visited by pilgrims and locals alike looking to admire its beautiful architecture or just take a rest after a long walk. It's an ideal place to enjoy a drink out on a terrace. The pedestrian-only square is very spacious and is the perfect place to enjoy views of the Cathedral or the convent of San Paio de Antealtares. However, it's best to go in spring or summer as Santiago isn't famous for its good weather!
My friends and I spent a week in this charming city, and heard about this place in the hotel. Well, we ended up eating there every day. A wonderful spot with delicious traditional recipes, offering grandmother's recipes and quality produce (I recommend the octopus, squid and razor clams, the empanadas ... and all washed down with a good glass of Mencia). I hope to return to Santiago de Compostela in the future.
It opened just a few months ago on the slope of Santo Domingo, with the Galician People's Museum and the CGAC as neighbours. It's a cozy place, and when you leave you'll feel like you've paid a fair price. On the occasions that I've gone, I've always paid less than 40 for a starter, main course, dessert and a good wine. They serve Japanese cuisine on Thursdays and Saturdays. I must say that I'm not particularly keen on Japanese food, and I'm not a big seafood-eater, but it really is phenomenal here. The rest of the week, the menu is more traditional. I recommend the pheasant with creamed chestnuts, or the grilled octopus with foam of paprika.
Café Literarios is a cafe at the top of the steps of the Plaza de la Quintana in the historic center of Santiago de Compostela. Its name comes from the the plaza's nickname of "Literary Square" in memory of the literary battalion that fought against Napoleon's troops. It has a great location next to the cathedral and offers beautiful views over the square. If the weather's good, I recommend siting on the terrace which is one of the nicest in Santiago. You might well hear the sound of the Berenguela bell from the cathedral tower while you eat - a truly impressive experience.