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We have already told you a lot about things to see in Galicia,now it’s time to explore another very important topic for every Spaniard: food. You have to feed yourself with something during all these routes along the Costa da Morte,the estuaries and the cities, right? And we will not lie, Galicia is a true paradise for every foodie. The quality of the food prepared based on talent and fresh products will delight you.

Galician cuisine is famous for its exquisite seafood and generous portions and A Coruña is one of the provinces of Galicia with the best food. We have prepared a list of dishes that, according to us, are the best. Very important, despite the rather meat-like character of traditional Spanish dishes, there will be no shortage of vegetarian options. Therefore, whatever your preferences, during your holidays in Galicia you will not go hungry!


We start with the famous Galician octopus or, as the locals call it: octopus a la feira. This Galician name explains the tradition of this dish: it was prepared on the days of the fair, it was not a daily meal. Galician-style octopus are pieces of cooked octopus, seasoned with salt, paprika and olive oil. Typically served on a wooden plate, accompanied with cachelos (boiled potatoes).

2. Galician broth

The caldo gallego is prepared with vegetables, beans, pork fat and potatoes. Sometimes bacon, chorizo or other meat is added. If you are on vacation in Galicia in winter you have to try it. Nothing fights the cold better than a good broth!

3. Pie

Empanadas are eaten throughout Spain, but rumor has it that those from the provinces of Galicia are the best. Is that true? Well, you’ll have to check yourself! What we can tell you is that, compared to other regions of Spain, Galician empanadas are larger and offer a lot of fillings (vegetables, meat or fish).

4. Shoulder with turnip tops

Another typical dish of Galicia is the lacón con grelos. Do you know what grelos are? Turnip greens are the shoots of the turnip, probably the most popular vegetable in all the provinces of Galicia. Chorizo and boiled potatoes are also usually added.

5. Seafood platter

Seafood is a difficult product to find outside of Galicia. It is a set of several seafood of Galician origin. Which ones to put really depends only on the cook. You can carry spider crabs, barnacles, prawns and many more. It is prepared in the oven or on the grill and can be served in pieces or whole. You will taste the best seafood in the area of the Costa da Morte and the Rías Baixas.

6. Barbecue

Churrasco is grilled meat. In Galicia you will eat exquisite beef from the cows of this community, but also pork ribs or chorizo.

7. Galician style hake

The provinces of Galicia do not only have delicious seafood. There is also plenty of fish and from it great dishes are prepared. Galician-style hake is served with potatoes, onion and a sauce of garlic fried in oil and paprika.

8. Tapas and pinchos

You can’t talk about Spanish food without mentioning tapas. Galician food make no exception. In Galicia there are many variety of tapas and skewers that are usually served in abundance, do not expect a small starter! The most popular tapas in Galicia are: roxons or crackling sandwich; tortilla de patatas and Padrón peppers.


After a good meal can not miss a dessert and a drink, do you agree? Of course! Here are some delicious sweets and local drinks.


9. Santiago cake

Santiago’s cake is made of egg, almond and sugar. Its most characteristic element is the drawing of the cross of Santiago, without faults put on each cake. The Santiago cake can be tasted for freein Santiago of Compostela since souvenir shops, etc. give away pieces of cake to promote their business.

10. Pancakes

Pancakes are a lot like French crepes. They can be eaten sweet or savory. The most typical fillings are quince and chestnut cream.

11. Burnt

The famous Galician queimada is a drink made with brandy, sugar, citrus and coffee beans. But the queimada does not stand out for the ingredients. It is the way of preparing it that fascinates all tourists on vacation in Galicia. The preparation of the queimada is a ritual that requires setting the fire and pronouncing a spell to drive away the evil spirits.

12. Albariño wine

The albariño has almost become a symbol of Galicia. It is a white, fresh and round wine that serves perfectly to accompany fish and shellfish.

13. Chestnuts

Eating chestnuts in Galicia is very typical. You can try them in the form of jam, puree or simply cooked. The best time to eat chestnuts is in autumn.

14. Cheeses

The cheeses of origin of Galicia are: Tetilla, Arzúa-Ulloa, San Simón da Costa and Cebreiro. Try them in one of the cities of Galicia or take one home, they are delicious!

Is that make your mouth water? Well, don’t hesitate any longer, come to Galicia and enjoy its delicious food!