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FISH AND SHELLFISH ROUTE

FISH AND SHELLFISH ROUTE

Fish and Shellfish

Nestling on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic, A Coruña boasts an outstanding range of locally-sourced fish and shellfish that are delivered fresh each day to the city’s markets, restaurants and bars. From humble tapas to the most sophisticated restaurants, from fishmongers’ that lovingly display their goods as if they were precious jewels to traditional eateries serving classic dishes, seafood lovers are guaranteed to find countless options to tantalise their taste buds.

Points of Interest:

The Fish Market

  • Address: Linares Rivas Dock
  • Schedules: Tuesday and Saturday of 4: 00-9: 00. Monday and Sunday closed.
  • GPS: 43.35972, -8.40301
  • Phone: +34 981 164 600 / 981 242 326
  • Email: lonja@lonjadelacoruna.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: The fish and shellfish auction held in one of Spain’s biggest fish markets in the early hours of each morning is a thrilling experience not to be missed. Tours are available for groups and must be booked in advance.

Pescados Rabina

  • Address: Praza de Lugo Market, stalls 64-65
  • GPS: 43.36619, -8.4066
  • Phone: +34 659 683 978
  • Access:   
  • Languages: Spanish and English.
  • Description: Without a doubt, the Praza de Lugo fish market is one of the most spectacular in Spain. Pescados Rabina run one of the many stalls, a family fishmonger’s with a history stretching back more than 120 years and which today continues to sell top quality fish and shellfish.

Mariscos Dory

  • Address: Stall 11, San Agustín Market
  • Schedules: Tuesday 9: 00-16: 00. From Wednesday to Friday 9: 00-15: 30. Saturday 9: 00-16: 00. Sunday and Monday closed.
  • GPS: 43.37208, -8.39789
  • Phone: +34 981 207 276
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  With more than 70 years’ experience in the business, Mariscos Dory continues to be one of the best-known names in one of the city’s centrally located markets. The current owner, who several years ago received the award for Galicia’s Best Market Stallholder, continues to oversee the business, although the lively stall, which each day attracts numerous regular customers, is now run by her daughter.
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A Mundiña

  • Address: Rúa Real, 77
  • Schedules: From Monday to Saturday. Sundays closed.
  • GPS: 43.36916, -8.40152
  • Phone: +34 881 899 327
  • Email: reservas@amundina.com
  • Web: ir a la web
  • Access:    
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  Following its recent move to these delightful premises, decorated with the wooden poles used to grow mussels (the original restaurant in Rúa da Estrela has now been transformed into a more informal eatery), A Mundiña restaurant serves some of the finest fish and shellfish to be found on the Costa de Morte right in Rúa Real, one of the city’s main shopping and leisure streets.

Restaurante La Sartén de Coruña

  • Address: Praza de España, 11
  • Schedules: From Monday to Saturday from 13: 30-24: 00. Sunday 12: 00-17: 00.
  • GPS:  43.37275, -8.39671
  • Phone: +34 981 919 313
  • Email: info@restaurantelasarten.com
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: Overlooking the charming Praza de España square, this restaurant is popular with local residents and serves a wide selection of seasonal shellfish and speciality dishes such as its mouth-watering moist seafood rice, earning it an outstanding reputation as one of the city’s classic dining options.
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Pulpeira de Melide

  • Address: Praza de España 16.
  • Schedules: From Tuesday to Sunday from 13: 30-16: 00 20: 30-00: 00. Closed Monday.
  • GPS: 43.37284, -8.39718
  • Phone: +34 981 152 197
  • Email: info@pulpeirademelide.com
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  More than four generations of the Rodríguez family have dedicated their lives to serving the finest octopus in town at this restaurant which, despite its large, recently extended terrace, is always thronging with customers that make for a lively buzz.Apart from the octopus (remember to order the delicious potatoes that are served as a side dish), check out the boards listing the always-irresistible and ever-changing specials of the day: whole fried fish, oysters drizzled with delicious dressings…

Marisquería Ríos

  • Address: Río de Quintas, 16 (on the road between A Coruña and Santiago)
  • Schedules: De martes a sábado de 13:30–15:45 y de 21:00–23:30. Domingo de 13:30–15:45. Lunes cerrado.
  • GPS: 43.32764, -8.38813
  • Phone: +34 981 287 952
  • Access:   
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  It’s well worth taking a trip to this seafood restaurant, situated a few kilometres outside the city centre, in order to taste its delicious salpicón – chopped seafood salad in dressing, lobster rice or – during the season – the simply magnificent velvet crabs and Norway lobsters.

Pulpeira O Fiuza

  • Address: Av. Navarra, 33, 15002 A Coruña.
  • Schedules: From Thursday to Tuesday from 11: 00-15: 30 and from 19: 00-00: 00. Wednesday closed.
  • GPS: 43.38064, -8.39963
  • Phone: +34 981 92 34 70
  • Email: info@pulpeiraofiuza.com
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: O Fiuza is undoubtedly the city’s quintessential traditional pulpeira or octopus restaurant. Situated in the heart of the Montealto district, halfway between the monumental San Amaro cemetery and the Tower of Hercules, customers continue to flock to this restaurant decorated with its characteristic wine barrels which double up as tables, as well as smaller tables and stools, to enjoy the deceptively simple menu featuring mouth-watering classics such as octopus and traditional Galician flat pies.

O Tarabelo

  • Address: Barreira, 15
  • Schedules: From Monday to Saturday from 6: 30-00: 30. Sunday from 12: 00-15: 00.
  • GPS: 43.371250, -8.399547
  • Phone: +34981 22 10 78
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  Probably the last remaining example of the traditional sailors’ taverns in the city centre, O Tarabelo serves classic tapas and portions featuring tried and tested recipes that have remained unchanged for generations. An absolute must in summer are the small parrocha sardines, whilst the year-round delights include tapas such as winkles (periwinkles), steamed cockles or marinated mussels.


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