Salamanca Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Salamanca

August 10, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Known as Spain’s "golden city," Salamanca is rich in architectural, religious and gastronomic culture. Marvel at the La Casa de las Conchas (house of shells) and the 18th century Plaza Mayor, then pore over the fresh produce of the Central Market. Both the Old and New Cathedrals of Salamanca are celebrations of Renaissance and Gothic styles.
Things to do in Salamanca

1. Vinodiario

Plaza Basilios 1, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 923 61 49 25
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Vinodiario

Reviewed By STPRFB - Ottawa, Canada

The food was amazing...every plate we ate was absolutely delicious and well presented! We stayed at the Eurostars Las Claras one night and ate here 3 times! The service is superb...service with a smile, free tapas as we arrived (and since we had gone Teo days on a row, they changed it up...how attentive!), full attention throughout the meal, and they served us a glass of sweet wine after the meal! Nice bonus! Way beyond expectations! Kudos to the management of this restaurant! If you are going to Salamanca, I highly recommended you eat here!!

2. La Hoja 21

Calle San Pablo 21, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 923 26 40 28
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 800 reviews

La Hoja 21

Reviewed By TrevorGillott - UK

The food was perfect, each and every course. Outstanding was sollomio and fois grad Mille feuille. So reasonably price and great atmosphere.

3. Restaurante Isidro

Calle Pozo Amarillo 19 37001 Salamanca, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +34 923 26 28 48
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 644 reviews

Restaurante Isidro

Our dishes Our trends are always marked by the temporality of the product, the excellence and the authenticity of the flavors, full of references to the tradition, but under a modern kitchen. The dishes are always generous, carefully presented, including traditional stews and amazing creations.

Reviewed By Marieclaire66 - Gold Coast, Australia

Actually we went here because we could not find our first choice but it was excellent too. Very attentive lady waiter and great food.

4. El Meson de Gonzalo

Plaza Poeta Iglesias 10, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$353 - HK$432 +34 923 21 72 22
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 836 reviews

El Meson de Gonzalo

Located just outside Plaza Mayor this small place if full of flavor from the area. I would say its cuisine is modern but yet keeping the traditional ingredients of Castillian region. Inspiration and culinary passion inhabit among the stones of the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca. The bar and the tables at LasTapas de Gonzalo share history between the Villamayor stone wall and the apse of the Romanesque Church of San Martin. Historic flavour, aroma of food. A magical atmosphere where over thirty different types of Tapas are presented every day This new culinary space, Las Tapas de Gonzalo is the evolution of Plaza 23. The same staff, the same passion, but a new concept based on an affordable casual culinary offer, not forgetting the most important thing: high quality products. The bar, the Terrace or the cozy dining room with spectacular views of the Plaza Mayor, these three spaces are the perfect environment for taking part in a cutting-edge culinary experience, that will make your vist to Salamanca, simply unforgettable our

Reviewed By Ron H - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

This restaurant has been updated over the past year, and the result is a good mix of indoor/outdoor and casual/informal. The chef is eager to please, and brings to his craft a long-standing family commitment to this place. They serve some of the best ham...MoreDear Ron Thank you for sending us your thoughts. We are pleased to know that you have liked our restaurant. On behalf of our team, many thanks for the wonderful comments. Best regards El Mesón de Gonzalo

5. Mencia Restaurante

Calle Grillo 11, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$337 +34 923 21 37 18
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mencia Restaurante

Reviewed By Robert B - Saratoga Springs, New York

Having read the TA reviews of Mencia Restaurante we made it a priority to book a reservation before we left the States. Soooo glad that we did!!! We were completely satisfied with the ambiance, service, presentation, and quality of this restaurant. It ranks up there in the top five of all Spanish restaurants we have patronized during our four trips to Spain.
Mencia specializes in Bacalao and we were fortunate to be there when Skrei was in season. Skrei, also known as the "Norwegian Miracle", is a seasonal delicacy with longer, firmer, delicate fillets prized by top chefs. We obviously ordered this along with a Pulpo appetizer, a gorgeous chocolate tarte, Cafe Cordato, two vinos, and one Pedro Jimenez. . My words cannot do justice to the food here so please look at our pictures. The food tastes even better than it looks-the chef is the wife of the owner. Oh and the owner gave us a tour of his restaurant following our meal. He was very engaging and is somehow related to Picasso. The total bill was 83,25 Euros.

6. Salam

Calle Placentinos 10, 37008 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +34 923 26 30 18
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Salam

When in the Salam restaurant we decided to change most of the menu items every two weeks we made a risky bet: our customer base was very faithful and we were going to change their relation with us! Fortunately, after the passage of time, we can say that the effort has paid off. Every week we express our imagination to think and make a menu that contains a harmonious mix of dishes, vegetarian and meaty, between east and west, always taking advantage of seasonal produce. Of course, and by popular request, we keep our Hommos among the first and our delicious Musaka among the latter, in addition to the variations of Couscous.

Reviewed By Owen R - Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom

I ate here with several friends, of which two are from Syria – they had been before and recommended it. The waiter spoke Arabic so my Syrian friends helped us pick which food to have. The waiter seemed very helpful and suggested things off the menu for us to try. All of the food was lovely, especially the starters. However, when the bill arrived we were shocked at the extras we were being charged. The so called helpful waiter, who suggested we tried things off the menu, never explained these would cost us extra and not be included in the set meal price. After some discussion between him and my Syrian friends we had no choice but to pay. So, please eat here because the food is good, just stick to the menu options and never except alternative suggestions – even if it sounds like they are helping you out.

7. El Laurel

Calle San Pablo 49, Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 923 26 06 01
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 479 reviews

El Laurel

Dirección: San Pablo,49Código Postal: 37008Localidad: SalamancaProvincia: SalamancaPaís: SpainTeléfono: 923 260 601

Reviewed By Alison M - London, United Kingdom

Lovely restaurant near Sant Esteban. The waitress (owner?) is welcoming, the interior attractive, light and pleasant. The food is very fresh and quite delicious and the menu del did great value. Highly recommended.

8. Restaurante Japones Ai

Calle Pozo Amarillo 18, 37001 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Japanese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 923 61 42 26
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Restaurante Japones Ai

Reviewed By pfbb - Barcelona, Spain

No options for sushi and the "menu del dia" was absolute crap! Salty miso soup and the vegetables dish was actually burned cabbage with some pieces of onion. No pepper, no carrots, no coli flower, nothing! I have never eaten in such a bad Japanese restaurant!

9. Meson Los Faroles

Calle van Dyck 26, 37005 Salamanca, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Spanish, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +34 923 99 59 19
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Meson Los Faroles

Reviewed By invocator - Miratejo

the food was very tasty and included in the price of the beverage. so with a really nice price. the staff was very friendly and helpful explaining all the stuff about the tasty pinchos.

10. Cuzco Bodega

c/ Juan del Rey, 37008 Salamanca, Spain Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 923 62 24 58
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 995 reviews

Cuzco Bodega

Bar de tapas elaboradas al momento,con bodega mayoritariamente local aunque con muchas denominaciones mas,no disponemos de mesas en el interior,solo 2 mesas altas,barra y taburetes..en temporada de terraza si disponemos de 7 mesas exteriores.

Reviewed By Oscar V - Weston, Massachusetts

Bold statement, I know, but I have had the opportunity to try tapas and pintxos almost all over Spain (not Galicia yet), and this place will leave a mark. Price point is normal, for Spain standards, for US, very cost efficient. Top quality, but that is almost everywhere is Spain. What makes the difference is the service, owner and crew always making your experience better. They collect magnets, we happen to have one from our city. My favorites were morcilla slider and duck taco, with Ribera del Duero of course. Enjoy it!

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