The richness of its resources and the experience in its stoves make A Coruña an obligatory place for lovers of good cuisine. Fresh, local products with simple elaborations that enhance the value of quality raw material are the basis of the Atlantic diet of which it is the greatest exponent.
A calendar of gastronomic events throughout the year, a wide range of restaurants that goes from the wine streets to Michelin-star restaurants, a fish market and many fresh products markets with goods that just arrived from the sea. Definitely, a way of understanding Gastronomy as an essential part of its culture makes A Coruña the reference destination to discover and rediscover Atlantic gastronomy.
The freshest fish and shellfish from the Galician estuaries arrive daily at the fish market in Coruña at daybreak, in one of the most important fishing ports in Europe. In the stalls of the markets, products that have just arrived from the sea are exhibited: sole, monkfish, hake, turbot, barnacles, crabs, razors, scallops … Nor is there a lack of top quality meats and an immense variety of land products.
In the popular wine streets you will find one of the best ways to relax: tapas. Typical dishes of the tapas of Coruña are octopus, squid, corns, raxo (diced pork loin), empanada (Galician pie), Padrón peppers, pork rinds and Spanish omelettes. It is also essential the Galician broth, lacón con grelos (Galician stew), or traditional desserts such as pancakes, country cheeses or almond cake.
There is A Coruña for each palate and for each pocket. It has a place for classic haute cuisine, but also the tavern kitchen; street and contemporary gastronomic proposals and also innovative cuisine; World kitchens, product temples, places that reinvent tradition and tapas proposals of the most varied. It is worth living a unique experience with Michelin star with spectacular views of the bay in the Árbore da Veira restaurant; Luis Veira, his chef, is dedicated to a journey for the senses from a local gastronomic approach open to all kinds of influences… At present A Coruña is the most important nucleus of contemporary Galician cuisine.