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Best pilgrim menu in Burgos?

Maximich

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances january 2018
#1
Hello. Im on a budget so mostly cook myself but decided to "splurge" in Burgos(walk there in few days).

Could anyone recommend good pilgrim menu there? It might be my only one so i want it to be good. Or maybe Dias Menu?
 

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Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#2
The Pilgrim Menu may be less of a treat than you imagine. The Menu del Dia in many places is likely to be a better bet but remember that is, usually, only available between 1 & 3 - 4pm.

These have been recommended in past threads:
Restaurant Pancho http://barpancho.com c/San Lorenzo, 13 y 15, +34 947 203 405 Pilgrims liked:
Tapas, roast lamb.
Hotel Mesón del Cid http://www.mesondelcid.es Plaza Santa María, 8 , +34 947 208 715 Pilgrims
liked: Roast lamb.

In my experience anywhere at least three blocks from the cathedral will be offer a better, and more economic, treat than the touristic places in the centre.

Buen provecho
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#3
The Pilgrim Menu may be less of a treat than you imagine. The Menu del Dia in many places is likely to be a better bet but remember that is, usually, only available between 1 & 3 - 4pm.
I agree with @Tincatinker . The menu peregrino is rarely a special treat and the menu del dia is usually a far better bet at a similar price. I do think a lot of the negative comments one reads about the bland and predictable nature of the menu peregrino are a little unjust though. My first Camino Frances predated the invention of the menu peregrino. In the early 1990s evening meals were rarely available before 9pm and some places did not even begin serving food until 10pm. Many of the small villages along the Camino Frances had no bars, restaurants or even shops and it was quite possible to walk a 25 or 30km day without finding a single source of food or drink. If you were not lucky enough to encounter a bar or restaurant serving food in the afternoon then you might not eat at all for the rest of the day. The menu peregrino may not always be a gastronomic delight but at least it is normally cheap, filling and calorific and most importantly served at hours far more in tune with the walking pilgrim's day.
 
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davebugg

DustOff: "When I have your wounded."
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#4
Hello. Im on a budget so mostly cook myself but decided to "splurge" in Burgos(walk there in few days).

Could anyone recommend good pilgrim menu there? It might be my only one so i want it to be good. Or maybe Dias Menu?
I can't answer your question about a pilgrim menu, but I sure had delicious tapas while there. :)
 

Telelama

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sep - Oct'14)
Frances (May - Jun'15)
Portugues (May - Jun'16)
Primitivo (2018?)
#5
This is not a peregrino menu or del dia, but we had two of the best hamburgers EVER in Burgos. It was at the Hamburgueseria Isla just to the left of the main gate (Arco de Santa Maria). They were AMAZING!

Paseo de la Audiencia, 2, 09003 Burgos
 

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rappahannock_rev

Anglican Catholic Priest
Camino(s) past & future
Lourdes, Burgos & SdeC 77 (by train); Frances 12, 15 & 17; Finisterre 17; Lourdes, Aragones 18
#7
Hello. Im on a budget so mostly cook myself but decided to "splurge" in Burgos(walk there in few days).

Could anyone recommend good pilgrim menu there? It might be my only one so i want it to be good. Or maybe Dias Menu?
The Hong Kong on Calle Madrid near the bus station offers a menu del dia for about 10 euros..... in the event that you're hankering after some good old fashioned Spanish Chinese food.

:)
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
#8
Anyhow... being in Burgas and not taking a good cordero asado .... !!! What a pity!!! :) :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#9
This is not a peregrino menu or del dia, but we had two of the best hamburgers EVER in Burgos. It was at the Hamburgueseria Isla just to the left of the main gate (Arco de Santa Maria). They were AMAZING!

Paseo de la Audiencia, 2, 09003 Burgos
I think you thought it was "the best burger ever" because it had been so long since you'd had one back home.;) Even if it unknowingly had been ground from fresh "cat/dog/horse":eek: you still may have considered it the "best ever" after all the pilgrim meals and bocadillas you'd been eating!:p
 

Telelama

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sep - Oct'14)
Frances (May - Jun'15)
Portugues (May - Jun'16)
Primitivo (2018?)
#11
I think you thought it was "the best burger ever" because it had been so long since you'd had one back home.;) Even if it unknowingly had been ground from fresh "cat/dog/horse":eek: you still may have considered it the "best ever" after all the pilgrim meals and bocadillas you'd been eating!:p
Valid point, but I still stand by my assessment! :)
 

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JennyH94

Pilgrim in progress
Camino(s) past & future
Leon-SDC 2012, Hospitalera Rabanal 2014, First Aid 2015, Burgos-Rabanal 2017, Part VF 2017
#12
The Pilgrim Menu may be less of a treat than you imagine. The Menu del Dia in many places is likely to be a better bet but remember that is, usually, only available between 1 & 3 - 4pm.

These have been recommended in past threads:
Restaurant Pancho http://barpancho.com c/San Lorenzo, 13 y 15, +34 947 203 405 Pilgrims liked:
Tapas, roast lamb.
Hotel Mesón del Cid http://www.mesondelcid.es Plaza Santa María, 8 , +34 947 208 715 Pilgrims
liked: Roast lamb.

In my experience anywhere at least three blocks from the cathedral will be offer a better, and more economic, treat than the touristic places in the centre.

Buen provecho
I can recommend Casa Pancho, Tincatinker - it's an exceptionally good restaurant with delicious food, a great vibe and reasonable prices. I had the good fortune to eat there with a dear friend last June. The staff were so kind to us - they went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful. We also had the treat of talking to the chef once service had finished for the evening and all was a little calmer in the restaurant. It was a fantastic evening and I would go back there in a heartbeat!
Cheers from Oz -
Jenny
PS - thinking about the title of the thread ... we didn't eat the pilgrim menu but ordered from the a la carte menu. For starters we had the local black pudding and a sautéed mushroom dish, then from memory we had lamb cutlets - all so very good. Maxmich - this is the place for that splurge you were promising yourself!
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances September/October (2017)
Camino Finisterre October 2017
Chemin St Jacques (2018)
#13
Burgos was our first introduction to "pintxos" ( tapas ) and our first "splurge" meal. Fantastic and such a change from the pilgrim meals we'd been having.
 

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easygoing

Walking the Camino with my 15 year old self
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked the Camino Francis 5 times, twice in 2017. (May 2018 and September 2018)
#14
Hello. Im on a budget so mostly cook myself but decided to "splurge" in Burgos(walk there in few days).

Could anyone recommend good pilgrim menu there? It might be my only one so i want it to be good. Or maybe Dias Menu?
I recommend the Restaurante Rincon De Espana in Burgos. It's near the cathedral and is the restaurant that was in the movie The Way--Toms pack was stolen there. The food is very good and typical of the region. The service is exceptional. The menu of the day or pilgrim menu simply means there is one price for a first, a second,wine or water and dessert is included. I visited one restaurant that had both a pilgrim and a menus of the day.
Another option for very traditional menu is to order the traditional menu of the day in Astorga. This is the sort of backwards menu consisting of 5or 6 courses. You will be served one platter at a time of sliced tomatoes, a yummy chickpeas and greens dish, a platter of tender meats that includes blood sausage, and tender pig parts, the noodle soup comes before the dessert. It is all delicious and I have to say after avoiding all dark sausage the whole trip out of fear of eating blood sausage I ate it unknowingly and found it mild and very good. There are several restaurants that serve this dinner and it is very good at Hotel Gaudi where you will likely be eating with the locals
Enjoy your trip. I am walking my sixed Camino in May and I will be enjoying these places again.
 

rappahannock_rev

Anglican Catholic Priest
Camino(s) past & future
Lourdes, Burgos & SdeC 77 (by train); Frances 12, 15 & 17; Finisterre 17; Lourdes, Aragones 18
#15
I recommend the Restaurante Rincon De Espana in Burgos. It's near the cathedral and is the restaurant that was in the movie The Way--Toms pack was stolen there. The food is very good and typical of the region. The service is exceptional. The menu of the day or pilgrim menu simply means there is one price for a first, a second,wine or water and dessert is included. I visited one restaurant that had both a pilgrim and a menus of the day.
Another option for very traditional menu is to order the traditional menu of the day in Astorga. This is the sort of backwards menu consisting of 5or 6 courses. You will be served one platter at a time of sliced tomatoes, a yummy chickpeas and greens dish, a platter of tender meats that includes blood sausage, and tender pig parts, the noodle soup comes before the dessert. It is all delicious and I have to say after avoiding all dark sausage the whole trip out of fear of eating blood sausage I ate it unknowingly and found it mild and very good. There are several restaurants that serve this dinner and it is very good at Hotel Gaudi where you will likely be eating with the locals
Enjoy your trip. I am walking my sixed Camino in May and I will be enjoying these places again.
My last pass through Burgos I stopped at the Rincon de Espana because I'm a shameless "The Way" fan (mea culpa) -- but only for a celebratory gintonic at the bar. Enjoyed myself very much, was very well treated, but did not eat there. Above my price range.

If you choose to visit the Rincon do NOT expect it to look, or 'feel', like it did in the movie. Sorry, but it just doesn't! No drama! No crowds of tired mochilla carrying peregrinos, no stealing gitanos....
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#16
If you choose to visit the Rincon do NOT expect it to look, or 'feel', like it did in the movie.
Yes. I just read another post today (probably posted today too on one of "The Way" threads) that said they underwent renovations. The poster had the opinion that they were no longer looking for pilgrim traffic. That may be good. Going upscale.
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#17
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2014), CF (2015), CP (2016)
#18
Valid point, but I still stand by my assessment! :)
OMG, I've been there. I agree with the "best burger ever" rating. I was born in Iowa, and we raised our own beef. The burgers at this place were definitely "mooing" before they graced those buns. We walked by that place 3 times before they finally opened. Would go back to Burgos just to have another...
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
#19
In Astorga try ¨Cocido Maragato¨ in Casa Maragata, just like 50m from the albergue!!
 


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