Our B&B operator had recommended her favorite seafood restaurant for dinner but it didn’t open until 9 pm — hard for Americans! So we went with the number-one rated TA restaurant, which was this one, and it did not disappoint. We walked right in without reservations, as we did not find anything in Galicia busy in early May.
The staff was very sweet and rustled up for us a young staffer (I think a family member) whom they said proudly was their best English speaker. We appreciated her! We made up a tapas-style dinner of all the seafood we’d been wanting to try now that we had reached Galicia in our three-week wander around northern Spain.
First, they had raw oysters, which we hadn’t been finding anywhere else (at least not for less than 3.5 euros apiece, yikes). They tasted perfectly of the sea, and we loved them. Second, we tried octopus Galician style, which we liked so much I think we ordered this dish 3 of the next 4 days. Third, we had scallops cooked in the shell which were delicious (our young server advised us to look for the big scallops in our travels called vieira I think but we never did find them). Fourth, we had the spider crab pate with a wonderful flavor. And of course a delicious bottle of local Albariño that cost less than a cocktail in the US. We also had a light and artfully presented dessert.
Loved this place, which is in the heart of town and has a cafe on the first floor and a dining room on the second. I’d make a reservation in busier times to make sure you get in.
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