In Santiago there are many good places to eat. Close to the cathedral there are 2 streets where you will find a great deal of good restaurants: From big places where they serve Sea food till small tapas bars.
These are some of the recommendations by the locals of Santiago de Compostela:
– O dezaseis, Rúa de San Pedro, nº 16 traditional Galician food. The dishes are tapaslike, but they’re raciones, bigger plates and meant to be shared. Clear winners include the pulpo; razor clams à la plancha, with just lemon; tender boiled veal chuck with nothing more than pimentón and olive oil; and, perhaps best of all, lacón (the local cured and cooked ham) with chorizo and grelos (broccoli rabe, a Galician obsession) — a simply perfect combination.
– A curtidoría: Rúa da Conga, nº 2-3 Very close to the Cathedral. It specialises in inventive but uncomplicated fish, meat and rice dishes like crab-stuffed peppers, grilled turbot with glazed vegies or entrecote with wild mushroom sauce. It offers a number of vegetarian dishes and a menu for celiacs
– María Castaña: Rúa da Raíña, nº 19 Located in the centre of Santiago it offers very good traditional food and very good prices.
– Casa Felisa: Porta da Pena, nº 5, recommended for its location in the garden of an ancient convent that has been converted into a restaurant. Perfect place to eat in a sunny (or at least not rainy) day.
– Los sobrinos del padre. Fonte de San Miguel, nº 7, serves one of the best Galician octopus in Santiago. You can also have a variety of “raciones” (Big tapas).
– El abrigadoiro, Carreira do Conde; 5 Bajo. Good place to drink some wine and have some tapas.
– San Clemente, Rua San Clemente 6 bajo dcha: Close to the Cathedral, Buy some drinks and get free tapas.
– Mesón Santiso, Trasellas-Lou, Teo; If you have a car, the locals recommend to go for lunch or dinner to this place in Teo. Is a traditional place, made of wood where they serve BBQ meat, they have a big garden and once a week they serve Queimada.
– O Elefante, c/ Azabachería, 5; because Spanish traditional food has lots of meat, we give you this address in case you are a vegetarian looking for good food.