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Tincatinker

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Try searching for the thread “great places to eat on the CF” or Guide Michelin or even Tripeadvertiser. But be minded that Covid has driven a scythed chariot through restaurantation. On my current tour of Andalusia three of my favourites in Antequera are gone or operating severely reduced hours. Granada and Cordoba provide little beyond Tourist fodder and ersatz “home cooking”. Sanlucar is in Féria so at least the seafood is fresh and the Manzanilla chilled.
Buen provecho
 
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J Willhaus

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There are probably threads with great recommendations along the way, however, I don't think there is a formal list. Gronze.com website will indicate the communities along the way that have places to get food and drink, but no rating system and they do not mention the establishments by name like they do with places to sleep.
 

Kasee

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Try searching for the thread “great places to eat on the CF” or Guide Michelin or even Tripeadvertiser. But be minded that Covid has driven a scythed chariot through restaurantation. On my current tour of Andalusia three of my favourites in Antequera are gone or operating severely reduced hours. Granada and Cordoba provide little beyond Tourist fodder and ersatz “home cooking”. Sanlucar is in Féria so at least the seafood is fresh and the Manzanilla chilled.
Buen provecho
Thank you! I am worried that Covid has closed a lot of the restaurants that I've seen recommended. Hoping that there are a few pointers coming from folks on the Camino right now.
 

Kasee

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There are probably threads with great recommendations along the way, however, I don't think there is a formal list. Gronze.com website will indicate the communities along the way that have places to get food and drink, but no rating system and they do not mention the establishments by name like they do with places to sleep.
Thank you!
 
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My favourites (October November 2021):
- the dinner served at the San Nicolas Albergue in Larrasoaña;
- Mavi restaurant, Los Arcos (great menú del día);
- Kiosko de Pizza, León;
- Los Angeles restaurant, Hospital de Orbigo (great menú del día - lots of trout);
- the cocido maragato at Las Termas restaurant in Astorga (slightly upmarket at 24 EUR for lunch);
- El Casino restaurant, Villafranca del Bierzo (great menú del dia);
- Pulperia A Nosa Terra, Palas de Rei;
- Pulperia Ezequiel, Melide.

My experience as a solo pilgrim in low season in restaurants along the way has been wonderful. I was always warmly welcomed and taken care of, by staff and other guests alike. There was always someone who passed by my table to exchange a few friendly words. They were all intrigued by the exotic Eastern European with clumsy Spanish I guess...

Also I liked the Jesus bakery in Grañon, and the Salazar bakery in Fromista, where I stocked up on sweet snacks for the way.

I hope this helps!
 
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If you want to continue after Santiago to Finisterre or Muxia I can highly recommend Casa Barqueiro in Negreira! A rather fancy restaurant ( Bib Gourmand Michelin ) but aside from the comedor they also have at the entrance a more informal setting.
Wonderful menu del dia and incredible friendly owners, even for scruffy looking pilgrims like myself!


 
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Literally round the corner (90m) from my pension, woohoo!
Go in early and get a reservation. Their specialty is a generous grilled veal (at your table) 17 euro menu or a huge grilled steak meal which is 40 euro for TWO. It’s a meat eater paradise. Lol. I got a reservation for 1:30 lunch and saw only one or two tables unreserved. Excellent food!
 
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That would be the Hospedería Pax.
I also have enjoyed eating there.
The mixed salad is beautiful and big enough for two or three to share if you are ordering a la carte. The steak was so good it made me cry. But if you like it rare order it medium. Mine was mooing and I had to send it back for more cooking. The knife wasn’t sharp enough or I would have kept it. (Take your own sharp blade?)
 

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Go in early and get a reservation. Their specialty is a generous grilled veal (at your table) 17 euro menu or a huge grilled steak meal which is 40 euro for TWO. It’s a meat eater paradise. Lol. I got a reservation for 1:30 lunch and saw only one or two tables unreserved. Excellent food!
Yes it looks like a special chuleton/txuleton place, yum!
 
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My favourites (October November 2021):
- the dinner served at the San Nicolas Albergue in Larrasoaña;
- Mavi restaurant, Los Arcos (great menú del día);
- Kiosko de Pizza, León;
- Los Angeles restaurant, Hospital de Orbigo (great menú del día - lots of trout);
- the cocido maragato at Las Termas restaurant in Astorga (slightly upmarket at 24 EUR for lunch);
- El Casino restaurant, Villafranca del Bierzo (great menú del dia);
- Pulperia A Nosa Terra, Palas de Rei;
- Pulperia Ezequiel, Melide.

My experience as a solo pilgrim in low season in restaurants along the way has been wonderful. I was always warmly welcomed and taken care of, by staff and other guests alike. There was always someone who passed by my table to exchange a few friendly words. They were all intrigued by the exotic Eastern European with clumsy Spanish I guess...

Also I liked the Jesus bakery in Grañon, and the Salazar bakery in Fromista, where I stocked up on sweet snacks for the way.

I hope this helps!
Thank you for such a detailed list! This is exactly what I’m looking for. 🙂
 

Kasee

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Sept. 2022
My favourites (October November 2021):
- the dinner served at the San Nicolas Albergue in Larrasoaña;
- Mavi restaurant, Los Arcos (great menú del día);
- Kiosko de Pizza, León;
- Los Angeles restaurant, Hospital de Orbigo (great menú del día - lots of trout);
- the cocido maragato at Las Termas restaurant in Astorga (slightly upmarket at 24 EUR for lunch);
- El Casino restaurant, Villafranca del Bierzo (great menú del dia);
- Pulperia A Nosa Terra, Palas de Rei;
- Pulperia Ezequiel, Melide.

My experience as a solo pilgrim in low season in restaurants along the way has been wonderful. I was always warmly welcomed and taken care of, by staff and other guests alike. There was always someone who passed by my table to exchange a few friendly words. They were all intrigued by the exotic Eastern European with clumsy Spanish I guess...

Also I liked the Jesus bakery in Grañon, and the Salazar bakery in Fromista, where I stocked up on sweet snacks for the way.

I hope this helps!
Thank you for such a detailed list. This is exactly what I’m looking for. 😀
 
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I see that there is a list of albergues for the Camino Frances. Is there also a list of great places to grab a bite to eat in each town along the way?
As you go thru the various towns, there will be signs up in Restaurants with Menu del Dia. These are the places we mostly eat in, not five star but mostly very tasty & reasonably priced. Plus we usually met up with other pilgrims that we would have had chat/few words along the way and always a great atmosphere!
 
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There is a medieval-themed restaurant as you enter Foncebadon, on the right side of the street, La Taberna de Gaia. Fabulous food and decor, lots of fun.
 

Kasee

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As you go thru the various towns, there will be signs up in Restaurants with Menu del Dia. These are the places we mostly eat in, not five star but mostly very tasty & reasonably priced. Plus we usually met up with other pilgrims that we would have had chat/few words along the way and always a great atmosphere!
Wonderful! Thank you!
 

Kasee

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Try searching for the thread “great places to eat on the CF” or Guide Michelin or even Tripeadvertiser. But be minded that Covid has driven a scythed chariot through restaurantation. On my current tour of Andalusia three of my favourites in Antequera are gone or operating severely reduced hours. Granada and Cordoba provide little beyond Tourist fodder and ersatz “home cooking”. Sanlucar is in Féria so at least the seafood is fresh and the Manzanilla chilled.
Buen provecho
Thanks! Will do!
 
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Kasee

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Sept. 2022
There are probably threads with great recommendations along the way, however, I don't think there is a formal list. Gronze.com website will indicate the communities along the way that have places to get food and drink, but no rating system and they do not mention the establishments by name like they do with places to sleep.
Thanks!
 

Kasee

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Sept. 2022
My favourites (October November 2021):
- the dinner served at the San Nicolas Albergue in Larrasoaña;
- Mavi restaurant, Los Arcos (great menú del día);
- Kiosko de Pizza, León;
- Los Angeles restaurant, Hospital de Orbigo (great menú del día - lots of trout);
- the cocido maragato at Las Termas restaurant in Astorga (slightly upmarket at 24 EUR for lunch);
- El Casino restaurant, Villafranca del Bierzo (great menú del dia);
- Pulperia A Nosa Terra, Palas de Rei;
- Pulperia Ezequiel, Melide.

My experience as a solo pilgrim in low season in restaurants along the way has been wonderful. I was always warmly welcomed and taken care of, by staff and other guests alike. There was always someone who passed by my table to exchange a few friendly words. They were all intrigued by the exotic Eastern European with clumsy Spanish I guess...

Also I liked the Jesus bakery in Grañon, and the Salazar bakery in Fromista, where I stocked up on sweet snacks for the way.

I hope this helps!
Excellent! Thank you!
 
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Kasee

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If you want to continue after Santiago to Finisterre or Muxia I can highly recommend Casa Barqueiro in Negreira! A rather fancy restaurant ( Bib Gourmand Michelin ) but aside from the comedor they also have at the entrance a more informal setting.
Wonderful menu del dia and incredible friendly owners, even for scruffy looking pilgrims like myself!


We are ending our Camino on the coast. Thanks for the recommendation!
 

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