Vigo is a coastal Spanish city, located in the western-most region of Galicia. Known for its maritime heritage, Vigo home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet and is surrounded by a dramatically rugged coastline. It goes without saying that the seafood is excellent here. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants in Vigo.
This bright and quirky restaurant serves tasty bites of the Galician variety. Large scallops come on a plate with salad. Vegetarians, take your pick from vegetable tempura, falafel with yogurt sauce or the house Bambú salad with rocket, mango avocado and orange.
A Curuxa Taverna, Vigo | Courtesy of A Curuxa Taverna, Vigo
A stone-walled tavern found within Vigo’s narrow streets A’ Curuxa serves menus of the day along with fish, meat and rice dishes. Try the octopus and scallops plates and wash them down with a glass of local wine or sangria. Plates are colourful and presented in a modern fashion, occasionally you’ll be entertained by live local music while dining.
The Othilio Bar, Vigo | Courtesy of The Othilio Bar, Vigo
This Galician eatery-with-a-twist frequently updates its chalkboard menu with specials of the day. Try the boneless rib meat with guacamole, or bream with vegetables and sauce. This intimate restaurant combines rustic decor with modern aspects.
O Portón places a mountain of seafood in front of you with their huge seafood platters. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the variety and quality of locally sourced mariscos (shellfish) is impressive. Try the oysters, crab and clams, or go for the mixed platter for two. This restaurant is aptly found on Vigo’s Calle Pescaderia (Fishing Street).
A very economical pick, Port Santo serves menus of the day for less than seven Euros. If you order drinks, you’ll likely get a complimentary plate of tapas to go with. Choose from the succulent burgers, entrecote with pepper sauce or a tuna salad if you feel like a healthier option. The huge chalkboard above the bar has many tapas plates to choose from. This is a cosy and lively eatery with beer on tap.
Located in the city of Vigo, Restaurante Maruja Limón is a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant run by chefs Inés Abril and Rafa Centeno. They offer various set seasonal menus to sample in a laid-back atmosphere, with lots of intimate spaces, natural wood and stone. As you would expect from a premium restaurant, Maruja Limón surprises and delights with creative twists on local foods.
Asador Soriano, Vigo | Courtesy of Asador Soriano, Vigo
This restaurant, housed in a farmhouse-style building uses a wood-fired oven to cook its speciality of lechazo (roast lamb). It’s interior features the classic country stone walls, while the location is fully taken advantage of with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the below city. A nice touch is that plants are dotted around the dining rooms. Original wooden beams, fireplaces and medieval-style ornaments decorate the walls.
Época Restaurante Peruano Fusión, Vigo | Courtesy of Época Restaurante Peruano Fusión, Vigo
If you’d like to try a unique take on Galician cuisine, Época Restaurante Fusion takes the local cuisine and produces a fusion with Peruvian flavours. Try the ceviche with wild corvina saltwater fish (from South America’s waters), or the octopus with olive sauce. Always on a mission to surprise tastebuds, the Peruvian chef also merges Peruvian with Asian cuisine with the langoustine and dim sum plates.