Where to Eat in Santiago de Compostela: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 18, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

If you see nothing else in this World Heritage city, you simply must visit the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, an awe-inspiring confection of baroque architecture. Once you’ve regained composure, head out on a bicycle to see the rest of this glorious city. Foodies and boozehounds will delight in a guided gastronomy tour, while modernists will enjoy the Galician Center of Contemporary Art.
Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

1. Casa Marcelo

Rua Hortas 1, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 981 55 85 80
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Casa Marcelo

Reviewed By smartdrink - Antwerp, Belgium

We found this hidden restaurant in the back streets of Santiago. If you are looking for the ultimate restaurant experience and you like surprises, ask the chef to choose for you and you won’t regret it!!! They don’t have WiFi, which we thought was excellent. The chairs are a bit uncomfortable if you’re in for a long dinner. The tables are shared so you easily start a conversation with your neighbours. The only thing I regret is to not repeat the plate of domburi de xarda ;-)

2. Restaurante Filigrana

Paseo Amaia 23B, 15897, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$283 - HK$777 +34 981 53 46 33
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Restaurante Filigrana

Reviewed By GoldenGapYear - Lexington, Kentucky

What a memorable meal! Just outstanding. We had the tasting menu and loved every single item. Beautiful presentations and delightful tastes. Price was quite reasonable given all the courses and amount of food. Lovely setting just outside of the city center. Wish we could go back again.

3. O Curro da Parra

Rua Travesa 20 | Rúa do Curro Da Parra, 7, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$416 +34 981 55 60 59
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

O Curro da Parra

Best Galician modern cuisine next to Abastos'local market.

Reviewed By liverbird57 - Canberra, Australia

After retracting my initial review,written in the early hours of a morning after 5 weeks travelling, I placed this excellent restaurant in Portugal and raved about it. I managed to delete and rewrite, this time placing it geographically in Spain. Wherever the restaurant is however, it's brilliant and we had two of the most memorable meals of our trip. The langoustines were delicious as entrees and the the steak and chicken as mains equally gorgeous. All of the wait staff were friendly and helpful especially with wine selection. On our first night it was quite warm so we sat in the little courtyard but on the second night we were upstairs. Neither meals disappointed and the offer of Pedro Ximenez to finish the meal means now that we'll have to find a supplier when we return to Australia. A small price to pay for such a memorable meal, lovely wait staff in an historic and beautiful old town.

4. Abastos 2.0

Praza Abastos s/n | Casetas 13-18, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 654 01 59 37
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Abastos 2.0

Taberna <br><br>When?<br>Vermouth fromTuesday to Saturday_ <br>SnacksandDinner fromTuesday to Saturday_ <br>Dinners behind closed doors_from <br>It&apos;s closed on Sunday<br><br>#CocinaMiuda-Small servings (in the vermouth session or as snacks or dinner)<br><br>WHITOUT reservation_ A new daily manu that consists in 6 small dishes and another section of dishes which are know as Appetizers or Dish to share. The menu changes according to what is available in the food market.<br>It&apos;s not market cuisine but Cuisine with products from the market.<br><br>WITH reservation_ Menu made with products from the food market=21€ <br>Our bar-table is managed by time slots where you can enjoy a Menu from the market as well as 6 different dishes offered that day with a price of 21€. Once there, we can enlarge this menu by adding to share dishes or appetizers or meat and desserts.

Reviewed By 211claudia - Nuremberg, Germany

Last year we had a great dinner at Abastos, so after a crazy day with a cancelled flight we thought of treating us with a nice dinner. Unfortunately we were shown differently. We are not seafood/fish experts but like to experience new tastes with some involvement in the selection of our food. This did not happen at all.
After getting to our seats the waiter just asked for allergies and than without ordering small plates of different kind of mussels (for us everything with a shelve is a mussel ...) were placed in front of us. No explanation/translation of the menu or asking what and how much we want. As without any information different plates were placed on our table, we started to feel a little lost. Asking the waiter also didn't help much as he was just rushing through. Looking around gave us the impression that in general the throughput time was quite high however the ability of speaking Spanish helps to get some more attention.
So after 45min we were again outside and were astonished how service impacts a complete restaurant experience. A pity as the quality is really good.

5. Restaurante A Tafona

Baixo Rua Virxe da Cerca 7 | Ciudad del Transporte Bloque 11, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 981 56 23 14
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Restaurante A Tafona

Reviewed By FUE4ME - Canary Islands, Spain

Absolutely amazing!! We had the tasting menu - which was unbelievable value! - and incredibly good, plus THEIR BREAD!! We normally don't eat bread, but i read it in a review and decided to try it here...best bread i ever had - you have to try it. From the tasting menue we specially loved the steak tartar, the canelloni and the desert. Produce, execution, flavours and presentation perfect. Very friendly service, with good wine recommendation.

6. O Tamboril

Rua da Republica Arxentina 5 Bajo, 15701, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Reservations Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 981 56 54 85
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

O Tamboril

Es un Restaurante especializado en Arroces, es decir una Arrocería, situado en Santiago de Compostela, en el centro de la ciudad. Tiene un parking muy cerca. La comida es excelente y el trato del personal aún mejor, es pequeño y muy acogedor, no hay ruidos ni escándalos, es perfecto para pasar una velada tranquila. El precio medio es de unos 20€ por persona.

Reviewed By Patrick P - Roeland Park

While shopping downtown, we came across this fine restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. It is best for couples -- rice and pasta dishes for two persons. We arrived early enough to get a table without a reservation, but we had the impression that Reservations are usually necessary. We had the crab paella (arroz de necoras) that was outstanding.

7. Manso

Avenida Vilagarcia 21, 15706, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 881 95 96 57
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Manso

Our cuisine is based on observation, analysis, anticipation, personality, taste, accuracy, spontaneity and above all research. We search here and there for products which allow the culinary experience we have in mind. At Manso everything is focused on one idea: to offer an astonishing and simple cuisine to savour and enjoy.

Reviewed By OliverPerth_WA - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Only 9 reviews? Maybe because it's not in the old city and/or not on any tourist walks? But maybe it has great reviews by local residents in Spanish. We were recommended by Spanish friends in A Coruna.
We got there at 9 and the place was empty (Spaniards do eat late). But we got focused and good service and the menu choice wasn't bad. There were some standard Galician dishes - croquetas, empanadas, pulpo and the normal array of simple fish dishes. Our teenagers enjoyed the croquetas de jamon and my wife and I loved the ensalada de gambones. The mero (grouper) was a bit too 'al dente' (uncooked) for my wife and daughter's taste and was sent back for a quick further cooking boost. I made a poor choice (my fault) in ordering the pig's trotters - I saw the pork bit but neglected to register that 'manitos' means hands! So I'm afraid I didn't really enjoy mine at all - not to be fair the restaurants fault. My son's solomillo was also a bit bloody for a medium but he still enjoyed it.
With a bottle of excellent ribeiro the bill came to 187 euros for four - so, not cheap.
I don't think we're likely to return if we do go back to Santiago - maybe it's better for a lunch - but by all means give it a try.

8. Entre Pedras

15704 Santiago de Compostela Rua Hospitalino 18, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating Dinner, Drinks +34 981 56 40 97
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Entre Pedras

Reviewed By Jenn_Santos_S - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Entre Pedras is an inexpensive, cozy spot to get dinner. The cafe opens at 7:00 and the kitchen at 8:30, but it's worth the wait. It's surprisingly cheap for healthy, fresh food. The veggie burgers are huge and delicious. The salad was also a surprisingly large portion, but needed seasoning. I only wish they were open for lunch!

9. Terra Nosa

Calle Nova de Abaixo, 5, 15701, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$675 - HK$1,162 +34 981 59 73 54
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Terra Nosa

Reviewed By Chris M - Boston, Massachusetts

Almost like a private club but really amiable. They make you feel at home and offer superb suggestions of truly great seafood dishes (I didn't try the great looking meats). Intimate, modern, imaculate and absolutely wonderful cuisine... Oysters amazing, scallops OMG, and Rape Negro (best monkfish I've ever tasted without doubt). Cannot wait to return.

10. taperia vinoteca la jefatura

Avenida Figueroa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +34 981 57 38 34
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

taperia vinoteca la jefatura

Reviewed By Ugo B - Torino

I love this kind of typical restaurants full of local people. Staff very helpful in providing explanations. Delicious dishes at the right price.

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