Galicia, on the North West coast of Spain, is well known for its abundance of fresh seafood with ports and fish auctions found across the area. Here are top 10 suggestions for the best fish and seafood in the region.
Located in a renovated 19th-century home within the Ourense countryside, Restaurante Galileo is constantly producing delicious seafood dishes loved by locals and visitors. Owned by Chef Flavio Morganti, it is renowned for its fresh seafood with an array of dishes such as pastas and risottos. It is not hard to guess the chef’s Italian origins. Many of these dishes change seasonally in order to use the freshest ingredients. Seafood courses include lobster, octopus and smaller shellfish dishes. However, there are alternative meat options for guests who desire something different.
Situated in Galicia’s capital Santiago de Compostela stands the small restaurant of Casa Marcelo. Just a short distance from the Cathedral of Saint James, this restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for its wonderfully inventive courses and delicious cuisine. The chef Marcelo Tejedor is a strong believer in the use of local ingredients. Seafood courses are popular here with dishes such as scallops considered a real treat for the palate. Chef Marcelo is one of a number of cooks who believes that restaurants should focus on the quality of the product above all else. This restaurant is not one of the cheapest in Galicia but worth a visit if visitors are looking for a high-quality seafood meal.