Places to eat in Salamanca
We recently visited Salamanca, a Spanish city based in the Castile and León region. In this post, I wanted to share with you guys a few places where you can go eat when you visit there. Every city in Spain offers something different in terms of gastronomy and this was our first time in Salamanca…
This list is in no particular order and was written as they popped into my head. Quick disclaimer: these were our experiences in the places we visited, and if your opinion is different then lets just say that everyone has the right to their own opinion.
Mesón el Churrasco
One of the things I won´t forget about our meal in Mesón el Churrasco in Calle Rúa Mayor (close to Plaza Mayor) is the risotto we ate that was made with beetroot which I absolutely loved! In my eyes there is nothing like homestyle cooking made with an added twist; a secret ingredient; a gourmet touch… The rest of the tapas didn´t wow me but hubby liked them. Unfortunately we didn´t take any photos because we were starving and completely forgot!
El Mesón de Gonzalo
On our second evening in Salamanca we visited El Mesón de Gonzalo which did not disappoint. The modern decor made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped in and the food surprised us even more. El Mesón de Gonzalo should be a definite when visiting Salamanca. We loved the ambience, location and food! 10/10.
We ordered arroz negro (a rice dish/risotto made with black squid ink) and cochinillo (pork) made in the oven with a “crackling” top and served with sliced potatoes baked in the oven (patatas en rodajas al horno). This dish reminded me of a dish my Mom use to make on Sundays. It was by far my favourite but also very rich therefore I could only eat a little which made hubby a very happy man because it meant he had the rest all to himself 😉
For starters we were given complimentary Salmorejo with pieces of jamón on top. So so good!
Viandas de Salamanca
We found Viandas de Salamanca on TripAdvisor like we did with El Mesón de Gonzalo (see above). We ordered massive bocadillos de jamón (Spanish cured ham sandwiches made with French baguette) topped with a mix of chopped tomatoes & olive oil (given seperately). BUT, what I loved most was their mini salchichones! Oh my word these were so good! I wish we stocked up on some more for the train ride back the next day…
Salamanca Coffee is the equivelant of Starbucks in Salamanca. We sat outside at a little table in a pretty little street because it was really hot. I ordered a iced coffee and hubby a cappuccino which we both enjoyed. I wouldn´t say it was on par with Starbucks (you guys know I love me some Starbucks) but it was exactly what we needed to move on to our next sightseeing adventure 🙂
While there, we frenquently visited Plaza Mayor in the centre of Salamanca because we loved sipping on our favourite spanish drink Tinto Verano (red wine mixed with lemon soda) while watching the people go by (Who else loves people watching?). And lets not forget about the magnificent view!
Unfortunately we experienced a lack of service in most of the restaurants we visited there…
I love the decor of this quaint little bakery based in Plaza Mayor. I opted for their Floreta (this is what the lady behind the counter called it) which is a deep fried pastry formed in a flower shape and served with cinnamon. Hubby had one of their chocolate muffins which he really enjoyed too!
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Let me know in the comments what your favourite meal was when you visited Spain..?
Hapy week guys!