A good place to have dinner after watching the sunset at Finisterre. The restaurant is in front of the beach and very close to the port.
There are a great variety of fish and seafood. Our choice was monkfish with turnip greens and scorpion fish; salad, wine from Ribeira Sacra and dessert. The bill was 48 €.
After a day travelling along the Death Coast, we didn’t feel like eating too much for dinner. The owner of our hotel recommended us this place. Following his suggestion, we tried the stuffed squids (star dish) and grilled octopus. A delicious light dinner.
We went for lunch to this restaurant as it was one of the recommendations of the hotel’s guide. The presence of locals was also a guaranty.
The place was full and we waited in the bar, with a cup of wine, till there was a free table.
We ordered sirloin steak and cod cheek with clams. Both were delicious. The bill was 34 €.
At lunch time, walking around, we heard by chance some locals telling that they would go for lunch to El Refugio. Some meters beyond, we came across a restaurant called El Refugio and decided to enter.
The cuisine is simple but very good and tasty. We ordered some assorted dishes of grilled sardines, prawns, pulpo á feira (the Galician way to prepare octopus) and peppers from Padrón (a local variety: some of them are really hot, others are not). The bill was 36 €.
The specialty of the house is the octopus. In fact, it is one of the oldest pulperías at Santiago. Nevertheless, we chose two of the set menus they offer (from 9 - 10 € on). The caldo gallego (typical broth) was most appreciated after a rainy day.
We arrived at Noia quite late even for Spanish standards, about 15:20. Fortunately, we asked to the right person. She recommended us this restaurant, not far from the place we were.
Favorite Dish: In the menu there were different seafood platters. We ordered a seafood platter for two people that consisted of a big plate of goose barnacle, a bowl of steamed mussels, a platter of king prawns and razor shells (the best ones I’ve ever tried) and a bowl of clams with a delicious sauce. Two bottles of young white wine accompanied the wonderful feast. The bill was 47 € including coffees.
Well what can I say. This was one of the best seafood platters we have ever had. Not cheap but excellent quality. It was a beautiful September night and we sat outside. The staff were friendly and we were not rushed. After a while the restaurant filled up and a couple of other people joined us outside. Such a peaceful location. We watched the sun set. Aggghhh we must return.
Favorite Dish: Seafood of course. Such good quality. Try the local wine - it is very good.
There are loads of good restaurants in the Galicia area and this is one of those that I felt was worth a mention. This restaurant serves excellent fish and seafood dishes. The couple on the table next to us were so obviously enjoying their paella! Set just of the seafront and full of local people (which is always a good sign) The waiters were very helpful in helping us choose the dishes they thought we would enjoy. They were spot on too.
Favorite Dish: We had the tapas which were of excellent quality and were not served all at once which meant the hot ones stayed hot! We had ensaladilla rusa, tortilla, chorizo and mussels.
I love hearty soup - and in Spain i always enjoy their seafood soup. There is mussels, squid, prawns and loads more, eaten best with crusty bread (pan). Another yummy soup is the Galicia soup which has lots of vegetable and beans...yummy
I am not sure if you call this an empanada... but empanada is pie stuffed with pork, or seafood etc.
we had the best seafood pie in my experince here in La Coruna. It was awesome, stuffed with monk fish and large scallops...great to the last crumbs - the crumb short and crumbly to my mouth
When I in Spain, I love to eat their rice dishes for dinner. There is the saffron rice, plain rissoto, the black (negro) rice, and this creamy seafood studded rice dish Arroz de mariscos it is very very delicious. Some places have it very rich creamy, others are lighter. It is great for entree and my husband and I always share one...
Mussels beside octopus are seen everywhere...
I went on a cruise to bays were rafts are anchored with ropes suspended from them on which the 300 tons of mussels grow. Spain is the second largest mussels exporter to follow China.
Pimientos de Padron - this is really yummy - and lots of locals can eat plateful of them. It taste like chargrilled bell peppers...but with more flavour. perhaps it is the olive oil taste, and added some rock salt. It is delicious to share as well... you maybe unlucky and get one which is spicy hot!!!
Picture also shows steamed mussels and steamed clams
we found out paella rice dishes was not typical of Galicia, but nevertheless we still wanted to have some, esplly with the freshest seafood available. You should have all kinds of prawns here, they have different names for the sizes, from really tiny to large ones with lobster sized.
The sea food in Galicia is so fresh sometimes it's still living right up until you choose what you want off the menu. Pulpo (octopus) is a speciality here. It lightly spiced and far less chewy than anywhere else. We dined at a small local restaurant in Muros right on the sea front. The food was superb and obviously fresh that day! You could see the ramp where they rolled it straight in from the docks!
Favorite Dish: Octopus-Pulpo
Vieiras-Scallop (with free shell included!)
The above are some of the best Galicia has to offer!
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