Eating Coruna: the City's Best Restaurants

Spain, A Coruna Guide (B): Eating Coruna: the City's Best Restaurants

Galician food makes my heart flutter – the piping hot pimientos del padrón, raxo smothered in roquefort sauce, fresh-caught shellfish displayed in every window of every bar on every street.

There are two reasons I spend my summers in Coruña, crossing my fingers that there will be little rain: one is because it’s way cooler, and the other because the food is incredible.

Even though I spend the majority of time eating in the camp cafeteria, the other teachers and I get the chance to actually go out and get some good food in our bellies. Before I tell you where, you need a primer in typical coruñés fare:

pimientos del padrón – flash-fried green peppers. As the saying goes, some are spicy, others are not

Javi picked us up from the airport high above Coruña’s city center and promised us a surprise. We elbowed our way up to the counter, toasted to new friendships and chose tapas of off the short menu – tortilla, milanesa and croquetas the size of a baseball. La Bombilla, with its turn-of-the-century-esque bar and cheap thrills (aka tapas for just a euro apiece), is a staple in Coruña and one of my favorites. Locals sidle up to the bar at seemingly all hours of the day, so be sure to arrive early for lunch or dinner, or you’ll be forced to grab a plastic plate and find a place to sit on the ground outside. Calle de la Galera, 7 ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Eating Coruna: the City's Best Restaurants
Guide Location: Spain » A Coruna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: La Bombilla   O Renchucho de Mayte   Club Náutico   Parillada Alcume   Pan de Lino  
Author: Catherine Gaa
Read it on author's website: http://www.sunshineandsiestas.com/2013/08/15/eating-coruna-the-citys-best-eats/