Tapas, Drinks and Gastronomy in Santiago de Compostela

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When speaking about the cuisine of Santiago, one must also consider the food culture of the entire region of Galicia. The region has an outstanding reputation throughout Spain, boasting an extraordinary quality and variety of seafood. Santiago's infamous Scallop Shell, is not only the symbol of the town, but it is also a luxury dish. Other local dishes include Pulpo á la Gallega, (octopus prepared with paprika) and Empanada Gallega, a pie of fish, meat or vegetables. The culinary delights one can experience while walking the Camino is second to none.

The Tarta Compostelana, a tart of almonds, is the most popular local dessert. The wines of the region have a great reputation too, especially Ribeiro, young and fresh, but also worth a try are Fefiñanes, Betanzos, Rosal, Valdeorras, Ulla and Amandi.

The old town
In Rua del Franco and its side-streets, there are numerous restaurants, bars and traditional taverns. You will be able to try the delicious "Pulpo á la Gallega" and Ribeiro wine offered in these places. Santiago is a very important University town local entertainment is provided by "Tunas". These are traditional groups of students in medieval dress who perform serenades going from bar to bar.   


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Around Plaza Roja in particular, there are many fashionable bars and pubs, as well as 1920s style cafés. The city is consumed with variety, and there is certainly something in Santiago for everyone.

Check out the history of the famous Galician drink Queimada here 

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