Els dos Caçadors: Local food and Danish friend
This restaurant is centrally and very conveniently located in main through street of Andorra la Vella. In real it is a Spanish style bar with typical round bar chairs along long bar desk and medium size restaurant under one roof. The interior with walls made of stones (typical style of Pyrenean mountain houses) is a bit dark but looks nice.
The restaurant offered grilled meats, Mediterranean Spanish cuisine as well as some fast food style sandwiches and snacks. I was most interested in local Andorran food although, frankly speaking, with my low budget everything was too expensive for me. I also knew that they usually added to the bill 10% for service in Andorra. No, this is not expensive place as for Andorra where restuarants tend to be more expensive than in France and Spain, rather below average but during my crazy 10-day trip to Spain (my first one) I couldn't spend money for any food in restaurants.
Favorite Dish: Well, keep in mind that Andorra is set between France and Spain, the two countries well known for their gastronomic products and reputation. I was suprised to see many fish dishes in the menu. But let me only list the following Andorran specialities:
1. trinxat (a potato and cabbage dish).
2. escudella (a stew of chicken, sausage and meatballs).
3. truites de carreroles (a type of mushroom omelette).
4. local sausages and cheese (hundreds kinds).
5. xai (roast lamb).
6. a variety of pork and ham dishes.
7. coques (flavored flat cakes).
Add local wine, foie gras (fattened liver of a duck or goose that has been overfed, French delicasy), Iberian ham, baby squid, piquant potatoes, octopus Galician style, and a pica-pica (little snack).
Well, we had only very good cafe at the bar and unexpectadly the bartender brought us two little bottles of local beer we didn't order. Well, he fastly explained that it's from a blondie guy who was sitting close to us. We said thank you and started to talk with that unknown alone guy at my age. He was a very funny and sympathetic visitor from Danemark travelling across Europe. We were the first Poles he was talking to and he was the first Danish man we were talking to as well. After a few minutes and two beers we became friends and were talking almost one hour mostly about travels and our homecountries. Well, we had to leave him and drive south to Spain.
- Road Trip
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LA BORDA DE L'AVI: REAL ANDORRAN FOOD
I have been here only once. It is located in La Massana, 20 minutes from Andorra's capital.
The restaurant is a renovated old stone house with two stories.
In my opinion it is better to book a table near the grill so you can see how they cook your meat. It is a nice experience.
Favorite Dish: If you like meat this is the place.
HOTEL PARADOR CANARO: BASED ON MEATS, AGAIN.
Canaro Restaurant is located very close to Soldeu - el Tarter station.
Their cousine is based on meats (local food) even though they have also fish as trout, trout with ham of course, he,he
The restaurant has also a hotel, 3 star hotel.
Favorite Dish: Entrecote with peper sauce.... delicious
CHECK TRAVELOGUES TO HAVE AN IDEA WHAT TO EAT...
Restaurant-Hotel Arans: Real homemade food!
Favorite Dish: Don't hesitate to ask for local homemade meals,there are a menu of the day or also a la carte menu.
Cod Andorra's style.
Pork Chops with mushrooms.
Here also you can find rooms at a very reasonable prices,and it is very well located.
Don Pernill: Especialities in grilled meats.
Is a very nice restaurant, and one of best in Andorra.
located just outside of Andorra la Vella.
Favorite Dish: This restaurants,has specialities in all kind of grilled meats.Also you can find here some nice fish dishes.
Favorite menu:Salad,and Entrecote grilled.Try also the grilled lamb leg.
Restaurant - Llac de Pessons: Food with a view and a hike if you want
This little restaurant is at the bottom of 5 small lakes. You can eat on the deck, basque in the sun, look at the mountains in the reflective waters, watch the birds and clouds go by.
After your meal, you can hike further up the trail if you wish and visit the other 4 lakes, each one is an additional 20~30 minutes.
Favorite Dish: When I visited the restaurant, it was actually closed, so I cannot speak for its menu or prices. But I did have my own food with me, and made a picnic nearby and watched the birds taking baths in the icy water under the big mountains.
Even if you don't eat their food, the restaurant is a nice place to visit.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Places to eat in Andorra: Be aware of the high prices!
Most restaurant in Andorra offer spanish food.
Compared with the high prices in Spain and France the prices in Andorra are exorbitant high.
If you want to go to an restaurant you should keep the prices in mind!
Favorite Dish: If I saw the prices I decided to wait until I was in France.
For day trip a picnic could be recommandable!Related to:
- Budget Travel
CanPere in village of Anyos: Don't miss this place.
Terrific small personal restaurant in small mountain village of Anyos, 10 mins outside Andorra la vella.
Very popular with excellent highly personal service.
Food wonderful, freshly and uniquely prepared. What a menu !!!
Prices highly competative despite the high quality which is not spared.
Dave the Chef and Alison who waited were helpful friendly and very welcoming.
Favorite Dish: Roast duck with strawberry sauce - to die forRelated to:
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Borda Estevet: Borda Estevet
The Borda Estevet is probably the best restaurant in a Principality where fine dining is starting to take root and where the choice of restaurants is getting better and better. With an extensive menu of excellent traditional Andorran-Catalan and French fare, the Borda Estevet is what its name says it is, a traditional Andorran farm house. There is probably no dining experience like it anywhere else in Andorra, with stone walls, wood beam ceilings and a gorgeous fireplace. The service is top notch, with a very friendly staff that will not let the language barrier get in the way of their hospitality. This is perhaps the most authentic Andorran dining experience in Andorra La Vella if not the whole country.
Favorite Dish: Beef served in the traditional Andorran way on piping hot slabs of slate, with vegetables and a bottle of one of the native wines.
There are SO many restaurants!...
There are SO many restaurants! IN town I prefer Don Denis in Escaldes. It has the best proscuitto! You can also choose the degree of fanciness. Upstairs is completely casual, while downstairs is more upscale. Incidentally, it's Julio Iglesias' favorite haunt when he's in town. And I'm *not* making that up.
You can also find AMAZING food at the Borda de Rauber and Borda Del Avi, but those require a special trip and don't expect English to be spoken there with any regularity.
Julio Iglesias! What more do you want! ;)
Favorite Dish: Trout and Rabbit are my recommendations for the Borda de Raubert, as well as their 'pollastre de pajes' which is a typical catalonian chicken (I call it a velociraptor. This thing's HUGE) with raisins and plums, while Catalonian Canneloni (Canelons) are my recommendation for the Borda Del Avi.
In town, there is a restaurant called Angelos. It's a pizzeria and has the thinnest crust on God's green earth. Andorra hasn't quite mastered pizza yet so there are some odd varieties available (the seafood pizza has mussels on the shell). Their english menu is very poorly translated. When they liust 'lard' as an ingredient, for example, it realy means 'sausage'. You have to try the goat cheese pizza with honey (the english menu doesn't list honey but trust me it's there).
There are lots of restaurants...
There are lots of restaurants in all categories. We however eat mostly in a place called Quick restaurant in centre of Andorra La Vella. It was 'only' socalled fast food but was cheap and good. PHOTO: FRANCISCO TAKES A REST IN A OUTDOOR RESTAURANT, ONE OF SEVERAL LOCATED ALONG THE RIVER.
GASTRONOMY Among the...
Among the specialities of Andorran cuisine the most notable are:
-Formatge de tupí. Cheese fermented with garlic and brandy in an earthenware container.
-Trinxat. A vegetable dish with green cabbage, potatoes and bacon
-Charcuterie. Llonganissa, botifarra, ham and bull
-Meat dishes. Jugged pork, jugged hare in wine, lamb chops cooked on a slate
-Fish dishes. Trout done on a slate or fried with ham
-Coca masegada (a festival dessert)
-Tender dandelion salad
Vesuvio: Massana Pizzeria
I was attracted to Vesuvio because it has an "Italian American" vibe, with paper placemats, a breeze spinning sign and a bumbling family behind the counter. They're French, in fact. But, the pizza is pretty damn good and they go out of their way to make you happy.
And, might I add: not many places to eat in Massana, period.
Favorite Dish: Pizza is definitely the way to go. A goat cheese salad to start, pizza for main course, and profitoroles to finish. This three course plan is more than enough for two. Wine list is short and sweet, but the Gavanza(sp?) is a great Grenache blend that compliments Italian food, perfectly.
A couple notes: there's a stack of ski magazines to leaf through when the service is particularly glacial, the toddler son may or may not crash his tricycle into your table while you dine.
And, sometimes they give you a free shot of whiskey before you leave.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Skiing and Boarding
- Mountain Climbing
KSB.: Great Wine!
This little restaurant is great if you like good wine and large portions. It's a bit poor if you're a vegetarian though as they don't understand the concept of NO MEAT very well!
The eating area is dimly lit and you can look out onto the piste from a large picture window. You can also watch the chef at work as the kitchen area is open.
They serve specials such as ostrich, alligator and sea bass although I managed to miss out on the Ostrich as someone ordered the last portion before me!
Angelo: The best pizzas in the country!
With four restaurants spread around Andorra, you always can taste a superb thin-style pizza, if you get there early or reserved a table early enough. Ambience is smooth, but I always visit them for their pizzas ;-)
Note: Web page is in Catalan (official language) and also in Spanish.
Favorite Dish: Pizzas, pizzas, pizzas!!!! Also salads and other dishes are good, but believe me: taste a pizza!
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