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Restaurants in Santiago post covid-lockdown

peregrina2000

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With apologies to @JLV, whose thread I have now closed, let’s start a new Santiago restaurant thread.

Any accurate information about your favorite places in Santiago is most welcome — as I noted in my earlier post, two of my favorites, Bodeguilla de San Roque and Dezaseis, are now both permanently closed.

Edited to add: I was WRONG about Dezaseis, it is open! See Ivar’s post below. Highly recommended!

So let’s get a new list of great places to celebrate being in Santiago!

(And I hesitate to call the thread ”Restaurants in Santiago post Covid” because I know covid is still with us. So I went with “post covid lockdown.”)
 
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truenorthpilgrim

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I had a grand time at O Galo D'Ouro a few years ago. Tucked back on one of the side streets behind the cathedral, this pub has a great rustic atmosphere, excellent drinks and a locals only vibe (though definitely not exclusive - all are welcome). The place has undergone a few ownership changes in the last few years, but still retains its charm.
 

ivar

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With apologies to @JLV, whose thread I have now closed, let’s start a new Santiago restaurant thread.

Any accurate information about your favorite places in Santiago is most welcome — as I noted in my earlier post, two of my favorites, Bodeguilla de San Roque and Dezaseis, are now both permanently closed.

So let’s get a new list of great places to celebrate being in Santiago!

(And I hesitate to call the thread ”Restaurants in Santiago post Covid” because I know covid is still with us. So I went with “post covid lockdown.”)
Are you sure O Dezaseis is closed? I tried to book there a bout q week ago and they were fully booked and could not take my reservation.
 

alansykes

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I liked the convivial O filandon bar when I was there with some very friendly Irish walkers who'd caught up with me on the Camino Zamorano Portugués in 2019 - and the Vinoteca Cervantes almost opposite is worth a taste. This year I had a solitary but enjoyable pulpo in the Mesón de Pulpo, perhaps 10 minutes walk from the Pilgrim Office, with a delicious bowl of Godello.

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I was in Santiago in October. While I don't have any specifics on which restaurants, bars etc were open, it did as a whole look like business as usual pre covid 19.
 

peregrina2000

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Are you sure O Dezaseis is closed? I tried to book there a bout q week ago and they were fully booked and could not take my reservation.
Oh, WOW, that’s great. When I was in Santiago in October, I went by on a Sunday afternoon and it was locked up tight, with what looked like old menus or something posted on the side. I am so glad to see that “the rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated.” :) I had gone to that restaurant many times since I first read about it in the New York Times, and was sad to think it had closed.

I have tried to “gift“ the article, so everyone who is interested should be able to see it, no paywall.

 
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With apologies to @JLV, whose thread I have now closed, let’s start a new Santiago restaurant thread.

Any accurate information about your favorite places in Santiago is most welcome — as I noted in my earlier post, two of my favorites, Bodeguilla de San Roque and Dezaseis, are now both permanently closed.

Edited to add: I was WRONG about Dezaseis, it is open! See Ivar’s post below. Highly recommended!

So let’s get a new list of great places to celebrate being in Santiago!

(And I hesitate to call the thread ”Restaurants in Santiago post Covid” because I know covid is still with us. So I went with “post covid lockdown.”)
Very sorry to see San Roque closed, it was a regular and reliable venue.
 

dbier

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It was expensive...but my husband and I loved Don Quijote on Calle Galeras. And I think we managed to watch the botafumerio swing...on TV at Bar Charra.
 
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With apologies to @JLV, whose thread I have now closed, let’s start a new Santiago restaurant thread.

Any accurate information about your favorite places in Santiago is most welcome — as I noted in my earlier post, two of my favorites, Bodeguilla de San Roque and Dezaseis, are now both permanently closed.

Edited to add: I was WRONG about Dezaseis, it is open! See Ivar’s post below. Highly recommended!

So let’s get a new list of great places to celebrate being in Santiago!

(And I hesitate to call the thread ”Restaurants in Santiago post Covid” because I know covid is still with us. So I went with “post covid lockdown.”)
Lunch on this place day 1, then day 2 and day 3.

Cervexaría Rúa Bella​

 

jungleboy

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Some in the past; more in the future!
For the veg crowd, some faves in the centre of Santiago are:

The Greenhouse - tiny (4 tables) so reservations recommended. Changing menu inspired by owner Xanta’s life among former British colonies in Asia. Curry puffs!

Entre Pedras - unfortunately only open Fri-Sun, but great quesadillas and pratos do dia. Much loved by Wendy.

A Porta Verde - opposite Entre Pedras. I usually go for the Tex-Mex bowl but there are plenty of choices!

And in the Barrio de San Pedro:

TS - A Casa: small but fun and friendly place with croquetas, burgers and tostadas.
 
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JennyH94

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I love Cafe Casino which I believe is a “pilgrim institution” - it’s a real favourite of mine. One of the meals I enjoyed there back in June was this -

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Grilled chicken breast with veggies - including broccoli and asparagus - divine!

I also love Do Bispo, which I was introduced to by @estorildon and @LTfit many years ago - fabulous food - here’s a sample -

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And of course, for a treat, there’s the wonderful Restaurant San Clemente, which is another pilgrim favourite - @wanda and I had a very special farewell lunch there in June -

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I can’t remember whether the fish was either turbot or monkfish but whatever it was, it was superb!

I’m looking forward to trying out some of the recommendations listed in this terrific thread - thanks to everyone for sharing the restaurants you enjoy.

Cheers from Oz-

Jenny
 
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katkins_in

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"La Piccola Italia" a block from the cathedral made me the best pizza I've ever had. Well, one of many best pizzas I've ever had. (Of course, after a long walk, your first meal is often "the best meal you've ever had"! :) )
 

JimG59

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Camino de Santiago de Compostela (2022)
We had lunch on 3 days at the San Martín Pinario Seminario. 3 courses, unlimited tea or coffee, a bottle of wine and water for 11 euros. Food was great, waiters were very attentive and excellent value for money.
 

Marbe2

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Rúa das Casas Reais, 21, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

Is not far from Dezaseis. We had monk fish! Best I have ever had!
 

Rita Flower

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2022 Via del la Plata
Cafe Bar Botafumeiro on Rua da Acibecheria was my ‘home base’ this trip. Staff are lovely and speak some English - the atmosphere is warm and intimate. Food excellent and well priced. I had an issue with my tooth so couldn’t sample all the menu but their Caldo Galego was the best ever and other diners praised their food.
 
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