You can eat pretty good in Zamora (and for fairly cheap) if you compare it with the bigger cities in the world.
At the Casa Bernardo restaurant, located at Saint Michael’s plaza next to Zamora’s main square, we were able to have a menu of the day for only 10 € that included a first dish, a second dish. There were six dishes to choose from for each round, as well as water, wine and desert all included. It you want an additional drink a beer is 1 € and a pop 2 €, for example.
You can ask for separate dishes from the main menu, but it’s cheaper choosing from the menu of the day. You can also get several tapas to split.
I had a first dish of grilled shrimp and veal with potatoes for the second. We also decided to have a Zamoran-style rice dish. I had rice pudding for desert which was incredible.
It’s a good place to eat at if you’re looking for something economic with good food and in the heart of historic Zamora.
Last week we traveled to Sanabria. The nature, lake, landscapes and hiking trails are very nice and one of the days we were near Puebla de Sanabria (which is a must see if you go to Sanabria), and we ate at this lovely restaurant, guided by good reviews on this site. I have to congratulate Arturo Gomez as being a good recommendation for this restaurant. It's excellent, and it's one of the only places in the area where you'll eat affordable, quality food. I can't say the same about other restaurants that were also recommended by other users on this site.
This summer we found a monumentally decrepit city, and to our surprise, found a place to recuperate our energy. A this spot, The service is fast and friendly, the local wine bar runs, the design is nice, and they serve snacks worthy of the highest kitchen. Do not leave without trying the mouse boletus, foie the lollipops, the Spanish pancake and if you can, try them all! Worth it.
This is no museum, but a place where you can buy bottles of wine with the certificate of origin of coming from Toro, and you can even taste it in your wine cellar accompanying it with some tapas (cured meat, foie gras, cold cuts, etc.). There are over a hundred types of wines at all price ranges, but all have the designation of origin of Toro. It is open on Mondays until Sundays from 12 am to 1 am (Saturdays until 2). It is located in the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by many restaurants and bars, it is near the tourist office.
At this very moment I am trying a spectacular menu on the Zamora terrace. I have rice and a piglet all for 8.50 euros. Spectacular, isn't it? And the food is still more spectacular! And then the next day, I tried hake in green sauce or roast lamb, also for € 8.5 The place is very cozy and the treatment from the waiters is very nice.
In this bar, it is recommend in addition to having a drink to try a tapa, but I ended up going full, because the portions are big and the prices are cheap. We ordered some sandwiches which were very large, sausage and tenderloin. They were real good and cost us € 1.5 each. Then we ordered shrimp rations with raincoat and taverns. The taverns, for those who do not know, are some skewers of sausage, bacon and cheese batter, which are delicious and are a bomb, huge. It's a highly recommendable as it is in the historic center of Zamora, in the Plaza Mayor.
One of the most emblematic places in Toro is the Café Pub Moderno, which is located right in the fun part of town, in front of City Hall Square, and is surrounded by a lot of different bars and restaurants. It's very versatile because it's open throughout the day as a café, a tapas bar at noon, and a pub for drinks in the evening. It's decor is very "old cafe" looking (despite the fact that it's only been open for 20 years). Inside it has predominantly wood and mirrored walls, and plaster moldings on the walls. There were also Halloween decorations at the time because it was the day before Halloween. The only thing I didn't love about it was that at 4 in the afternoon (I was having coffee) the music was blaring, and it was Techno!
At In "Real" you can find a wide variety of tapas and main dishes. From wine chorizo, sausage sandwiches, croquettes, crests, spikes, squares, etc.. All served with pleasure, speed and value. Even though it is not in an area of bars, it is always busy on the weekends. It is the perfect place to start the night with some beers and tapas.
On our tour of the Ruta del Lobo Iberico through Galician Portuguese territory, we crossed the border from Bragança to Puebla de Sanabria in Calabor and the Sierra de la Culebra. We decided to stop for lunch in Puebla de Sanabria, at Restaurante Hostal Carlos V, which is right at the entrance of the city. The restaurant has a large covered summer terrace, where we could enjoy, among other specialties, good Sanabrian beef. As for their welcome and service, it was very good. It was a good value for the money and we found it very advisable to eat and stay right there in Puebla de Sanabria.
The site is not very picturesque but the food we ate was very good and not too expensive. I Ate a table of hard cheese, homemade croquettes (very good by the way) and second one ready beef steak and a sirloin with pepper. I ordered a half bottle of wine 2003 bull, water and beer with lemon. Then I still had room for dessert, so I ordered the crème brûlée, Comtesa, a glass of marc of herbs, a coffee and a glass of non-alcoholic apple. All of this was only 66 euros.
Several weekends ago my partner and I spent a wonderful weekend at the La Puebla de Sanabria Inn. It's the third time we've gone because, honestly, we love this place and we always recommend it to all our friends. As soon as you get to Puebla de Sanabria, Plaza Mayor is really attention-grabbing because of its beautiful facade that's full of flowers and plants, which is in harmony with the historical center of this medieval village. We stayed in the room with the balcony overlooking the Plaza Mayor and it was great. The whole room was spotless and Carmen and Virgil's service was wonderful :) We had dinner in the restaurant and everything was very, very good. Recommendation: their real homemade desserts! :) Enjoy this wonderful place!