The historic city of Burgos is packed with excellent traditional restaurants, serving up typical Castillian cuisine. Some of the dishes to try include morcilla de Burgos (blood sausage stuffed with rice and spices), suckling pig and roasted lamb. Here are our picks for the best traditional restaurants in Burgos.
El Huerto de Roque is a stylish little restaurant, focusing on ecological and organic seasonal produce. Dishes are served in innovative ways, in a variety of quirkily-shaped bowls, dishes, plates and glass containers, and are always well presented. The menu features traditional Castillian cuisine with a modern twist, as well as some with a decidedly Asian influence. Choose from plates including baked hake fish with green sauce, rocket and an asparagus cake; Iberico ham with apricot puree; and candied artichokes with anchovies and almond praline.
A trendy little bar and restaurant, La Boca del Lobo, meaning ‘Mouth of the Wolf’, is decorated with lots of light wooden benches, bare brick and white wood-panel walls and potted plants. It may not look very traditional, but the kitchen offers both classic and more contemporary fusion dishes. Choose from plates such as Galician-style octopus, cod, meatballs or vegetable tempura. It’s ideal for sharing tapas in a group, rather than ordering mains.
Located right near the centre of town, Rimbombin is an urban hostel with an excellent traditional restaurant. The menu features various meats from the region, as well as local cheeses, wines, morcilla de Burgos (black sausage) and seasonal vegetables. Tapas plates include fried egg with ratatouille, mini hamburgers and croquettes, while larger dishes range from grilled cod and paellas to various types of scrambled eggs.
Located inside the three-star Hotel Azofra, the Restaurante Casa Azofra is a true Burgos institution, which has been named one of the 10 best grill houses in Spain and one of the best 100 restaurants in the country. Serving hearty Castilian cuisine, it’s said to have the best suckling roast lamb in the city, which is cooked slowly in a wood burning oven. Other excellent dishes include t-bone steak, sirloin and entrecôte.
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