It has the best croquettes in Leon! Whenever we go for tapas in in the Humid de León neighbourhood, we always go to the Bar Rebote. For me, it's one of the best bars in Leon, and maybe it's because I'm so fond of croquettes and there are all kinds in this bar. But it's a classic and it's always really full, so standing next to the bar and getting into the bar itself is sometimes difficult. I remember that they have every kind of croquette, like bacon and cheese, sausage, tuna, sausage, cheese, sausage, pizza. And also with the fame they've accumulated, you can order to go and eat at home. Soon, I imagine they'll be doing home deliveries as well, because that's all they lack.
In Calle Ancha de León and opposite the cathedral. There's a luxury terrace where you can go to on a summer night and you'll see the illuminated Cathedral in the background. But what is most striking is the tasteful interior decoration. Read more at: http://www.abuenbocado.com/2012/10/la-trastienda-del-13.html
If you visit Astorga, I 100% recommend that you visit here, and that you try the wonderful stew. But what makes this restaurant such a pleasure is that you can eat as much as you want. The price is 20 € and includes dessert and coffee. A great place.
Deep in Leon's atmospheric Old Town, near the Basilica of San Isidoro, you'll find the Mexican restaurant Mongogo. The decor is a bit peculiar as its walls are covered entirely with paintings made from horror movie posters. The red walls and the cannibalistic touch (the side of the bar is made from imitation zebra skin) make this a little bit of a different spot from the other venues around the area.
The Latino is one of the classics of the Húmedo neighborhood and is in the main square of San Martin. It's a place full of life, many people still know it as "The Chemist" for an old sign for a drugstore on the facade that's been there for many years. It has three areas: Tapas bar, restaurant dining and wine cellar. The restaurant offers all kinds of rations and a la carte dishes (meat and fish). Some of its specialties are: Prawns sheltered (in bacon) with cheese sauce, spinach croquettes, sautéed shrimp and avocado with mushrooms, sausages, various salads, quiche, scorpionfish pie, etc. As for the desserts they are homemade and are worthy of mention: the so-called black and white (chocolate pudding) and honey toast with hot chocolate. The portions are generous and it is good value as the average price is about 25 €. The tapas star of the bar are the aioli potatoes, but they also have boiled shrimp, fried chicken and mussels in sauce. Booking is advisable, since in the Húmedo neighborhood, especially on weekends, all the restaurants are usually full and there is much atmosphere.
El Chorco is one of the classics in the Eras tapas area. It's across the street from La Junta de Castilla y León. It's always full of people, because the tapa servings are generous. As in other places, you can choose from several, but I always ask for the toasted scorpion fish cake (delicious). It's decorated like an inn, with wood, stone and wall paintings, but there are some modern elements in terms of painting and lighting.
I really enjoyed the mushrooms with foie confit and pickled mackerel salad with tomatoes and strawberries, followed by venison tenderloin and wild sea bass. To finish, I enjoyed a strawberry ice cream with goats cheese. I can't believe how good the food was.
The Camarote Madrid, generally known as the Madrid, is one of the busiest bars in the Cid neighbourhood. This is a brewery and tapas bar, with a small dining area at the back of the room, with capacity for just 2 or 3 tables. There's a circular bar in the centre of the room. Javi, the owner, is a household name in the city of Leon, and is a great fan of bullfighting, so of course the whole place is decorated with bullfighting motifs: posters, photos of famous bullfighters, clothes, etc. As usual in Leon, you'll get a free tapa with a drink. In this bar, it's usually chips or garlic soup in winter (although they have paella at the weekends), and in summer a seasonal salad or gazpacho. They also serve bigger portions for sharing, and here you won't find many of the most common Leonese dishes. Instead, the food is more Andalucian: Iberian ham, and lots of different varieties of seafood.
We pick at some potatoes and squid. All very tasty. They catered well, service was good. In the neighborhood there are so many bars that we had a great time after the meal. I recommend that apart from being in the square, you also take a peek through the streets, there are also very rich tapas bars.
We were at a business lunch in the sunroom (patio with flowers and a well) and it has been very successful thanks to traditional design touches, good quantity, careful preparation and being cheap. The mussels in sauce and pâté were sensational - a great deal. Restaurant highly recommended. I will return when I can.
This is located in the tapa district of Leon, Burgo Nuevo. To my mind it is one of the best tapas bars in Leon, with abundant helpings of food. In most bars they won't give you more than two tapas per person, but here you'll get four!! The last time we came here, we enjoyed: fried sausages, stuffed mini croissants, kebabs with peppers, black olives, prawns, croquetas, fish, anchovies with cheese ... amazing! I don't think there are many bars in Leon with a spread like you'll get here, and it's all fantastic, too. However there's always a downside, and in this case it's the setting: it's tiny, and it can be really hard to find a table or room at the bar.
The "Post Bar" is one of my usual evening Leon, as Lala2 said, the wines and tapas are great, and at a much better price than others around ... But what I really love about this bar is the moment midnight strikes: they dim the lights and light up the room with candles, that's when it's time to enjoy a good drink. Top quality, well presented and well served and at a great price - Post Bar make the best drinks in the city without a doubt! The waiters are always friendly with customers and the music is from 80s, 90s ... Most importantly the songs are Spanish! Anyway, to sip a fine drink in the early hours of the morning (or later) in a good atmosphere without barrels... Post Bar is 100% the best place to go!
A complex that lacks nothing! Santocildes is located in the plaza of the same name: Plaza Santocildes at number 9, in the historic center of the city of Astorga, a few meters from City Hall and about 500 meters from the cathedral and Bishop's Palace by Gaudí. This complex is divided into three distinct parts: 1) A coffee shop/bar called "Imperial" which recreates the coffee houses of the last centurey with contemporary décor. In summer, you can sit on the wonderful terrace outside. 2) Restaurant "Ruta Romana", serving typical local dishes, particularly the signature dishes such as the maragato cheesecake etc. 3) A shop, designed for guests with gourmet tastes, with a wide selection of products from Astorga, such as wonderful desserts, honey-soaked pastries, Leon jerky, etc ...