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Camino Francés favorites not in albergues?

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What are your favorite restaurants, bars, hotels, inns, etc on the Camino Frances
NOT in albergues please? Gracias.
The Restaurant at the Hotel San Anton Abad in Villafranca Montes de Oca (Ok, they offer Albergue, too).
Parrillada Xacobeo in Triacastela (classical patio style)
L'Incontro in SdC (IMHO the best Italian in SdC)
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What are your favorite restaurants, bars, hotels, inns, etc on the Camino Frances
NOT in albergues please? Gracias.
I walked Leon to Santiago and Fisterre Muxia 2023!
These below were my memorable stays and would stay again.
From Leon i took the Mazerife variant.

I am waiting to out atm so have time to kill so here go's

Domus Oncinae Fabia​

Address:C/Real, 7, 24391 Oncina de la Valdoncina, Spain
Phone: +34 606 80 39 57
Great host, modern rooms on site restaurant an oasis on the Camino.

Molinas Galochas (Galochas Mill)
+34 987 388 546
+34 629 963 870

Most wonderful stay Mercedes was an amazing host, home cooked food, communal meal at dinner.
On arrival she immediately got me a drink and made me a salad with quiche. Authentic Spain in the old mill so don't expect brand new everything.

El Puente Peregrino​

Address:Camino Santiago, 153, 24523 Trabadelo, Spain
Phone: +34 987 56 65 00
Great reviews on this place with which i concur, vegetarian menu ( i am not a vegetarian but had one of the best meals on my Camino), great host, clean rooms stands out in my memory!

Casa Galego​

Address:Fonfría 9, 27671 Fonfría, Spain
Phone: +34 627 47 47 83
What a surprise fresh modern Hotel in a small hill village, spotless, great staff and views.
I remember the Camino path out started great but then got quite difficult where it had collapsed in on itself!

A Casa da Botica​

Address:2 Rúa Fontao, 27620 Samos, Spain
Phone: +34 982 54 60 95
Lovely stay in Samos with the monastery about 100mtrs away, clean ,comfortable, modern and very helpful staff!

Casa Roan y Casa Grande​

Address:Sestelo 4, , 27215 Lodoso, Spain
Phone: +34 982 19 49 89

Memorable stay here in this rustic rural Finca, great staff, food and location they pick you up and drop you of from Lodoso or Palas de Rei.
Great communal meal.

Hotel Atalaia B&B​

Address:Algalia de Arriba 44, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone: +34 981 56 63 73
Stayed here 3 times great little hotel less than 10 mins walk from Cathederal square, modern, spotless,
Quiet and good breakfast Cristina is wonderful. Will always stay there i think in future.


Address:lugar de Lires 31, 15138 Lires, Spain
Phone: +34 981 46 43 95
Loved this place in Lires the owner is also proud of her hotel, modern, spotless rooms, best shower on the walk laundry service and food was great with vegetarian options.
The pudding was recommended; but i was dubious chocolate pannacota with caramel and salt delicious.
Buen Camino
Last time I walked parts of the Frances was in 2017 but next places all seem to be operating still.

Pamplona : Bar Boteria for nice bocadillos.

In Logroño you should not miss Calle Laurel.
Savour some pinchos/ pintxos.
My favourites are the mushrooms at Bar Angel and the zapatillas at Bar Villa Rica.

In Burgos old charm hotel Norte y Londres.

For some luxury in Astorga I recommend Astur Plaza. Such kind people. Book directly!

Santiago de Compostela.
Hostal Suso.

Breakfast : Tertulia.

Tapas/ Pintxos : Bispo.
Try to find a place at the bar, much nicer, imo, than the restaurant part.

Lunch : San Clemente.
Burgos, Casa Pancho - Calle San Lorenzo, 13, 15, not far from the Cathedral in small side street. Founded 1958, authentic local cuisine at good prices and here's the thing - the locals eat there!
Very friendly and helpful - lovely wines too.
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My wife and I like to treat ourselves once we arrive in Villafranca del Bierzo. We stay at La Puerta del Perdon. Only 5 rooms of so but what a delight and reasonably priced. They also have a restaurant on the first floor but we have never ate there.
Another shout-out for Villafranca del Bierzo...and restaurant Meson los Ancares. Just superb food, and our host (Signor Gambino)...well what can I say (I think the pic says it all)...just and amazing welcome and hospitality.

Oh, for sure spend an evening on Calle Laurel, Logrono.
Also, we loved eating at the Hosteria de los Palmeros in Fromista. Castilian dinner worth the price. Fromista, the town...not so much!
In Villafranca del Bierzo, the Hotel Las Donas del Portazgo was a very well run small hotel with the best beds on the Camino. And, of course, Paradors are very special.
In Ventosa, the Hotel rural Las Aquedas is a restored 18th century home and she will make you paella if she knows your coming!
I could go on but only one more! Hotel Real Monasterio San Zoilo in Carrion de los Condes is great spot for sleeping and eating! Leg of lamb, umm. Converted convent is very cool!

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Casa Triacastela in, surprisingly, Triacastela. A lovely apartment fine for up to 4 people and very well equipped kitchen, very nicely decorated. And the people were very helpful. A great place to recover if you're struggling and you can share the quite reasonable price.
The Hotel Restaurant Xaneiro in Melide is has rooms at a very reasonable price, even if it is dated. And the people, again, were very nice. The very kind older lady there walked us down the street to the laundromat to make sure we found it.
Nice change from all the albergues that we stayed in otherwise, though I wouldn't do anything differently. Well, maybe not getting barked at by the sergeant-major at Casa Del Cubo Y De Los Lerma in Burgos. 🙂
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I enjoyed staying at the Meson del Cid across from the cathedral in Burgos. Make sure you ask for a room with a view of the cathedral.

Hi David! glad you had a great time; they were not so accommodating with me 😞
Only place Hotel or any other form of lodging that i have ever booked that told me to go somewhere else!
As it was not a suitable place for a sight impaired person; and no one would be available to help me at reception.
The Hostel Quartier León Jabalquinto not far from the cathedral is really worth it for a bit extra money. The bunk beds are wonderful, it’s a beautiful old building with areas to relax, great washrooms and well stocked kitchen/eating area, good breakfast included. We found the staff to be exceptional as well. It is open to anyone so reservations recommended.
Said it before will say it again (over and over and over I keep going over the food I knew.... hmmm. could be a song... :rolleyes: )
El Chiringuito del Camino in Frómista! The BEST Darn Iberian Ribs on the whole walk (just look at the photos on TripAdvisor!!!!!!)
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
What are your favorite restaurants, bars, hotels, inns, etc on the Camino Frances
NOT in albergues please? Gracias.
Casa Morosco in Molineseca. 30 euro for a Great private room with private bath, Free washer dryer. and wonderful hospitality right in town. I'm there right now.

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