Eating in Noja

Eating in Noja

Eating in Noja means enjoying the products of the sea and earth prepared straight from the land to your plate. The freshness and quality of the ingredients produce excellent recipes. But not everything is fish, as you can also order the great local meats. The restaurants and bars you will find in Noja are numerous. 

The gastronomy of Noja has a lot of variety and sea an earth products are used to prepare the dishes, even though the first ones are the most popular ones in the village. The most famous product of Noja is the nécora (crab), that has an incredible flavor thanks to the rocky seaside with clean waters, perfect for this type of crustacean. The traditional cuisine cooks it with its own juice, without many spices in order to maintain its authentic flavor.

Apart from the crab, the bonito, sardine and anchovy are some other protagonists on the Noja’s tables. As we said before, the meat here also has a great quality, specially the red and grilled ones. If you like sweets, you will find many temptations here as Noja produces many artisan specialties (made in the Santa María de la Merced convent): the Noja perlas and the apple sweet are some of them.

sardinas baga
necora ribadavia
atun castro urdiales

If you want to eat tapas and portions in Noja, the bar Las Gaviotas is the best option for you. It is one of those places you walk in to just because you are curious, but you end up swearing you are going to go back to. They have big tapas, perfect for sharing. The chopitos are a great one. The service is kind and welcoming.

The Cafetería Las Palmeras makes huge bocadillos and delicious hamburgers. It is perfect if you are looking for a fast meal and if you love to eat your food with a lot of different sauces. At the Bar Socaire we recommend you to order a mojito while you eat their famous rabas de la huerta.

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Bar Las Gaviotas
comer noja cafeteria palmeras
Cafetería Las Palmeras

The options of places to eat in Noja are numerous and all of them have a great quality. In order to eat fresh products, the restaurant El Hórreo offers from sea products such as octopus and mussels to tasty meats. The restaurant is a big modern wood house you will fall in love with, as it seems taken straight out of a movie.

Another option if the restaurant Azafrán, where the dishes have sophisticated aesthetics without loosing any quality of the products. Octopus, anchovies, clam, sirloin, large steak… are some of the delights you will find here. The dishes are decorated in a very modern style.

In order to get to know Noja’s gastronomy in every single way, the restaurant Sambal serves a modern cuisine where the tasting menu is recommended if you want to try the best and most surprising food. Small dishes but good quality. If you want to surprise someone, take them to this restaurant.

Finally, if you are looking for something different in Noja we suggest El Cine. While you enjoy different shows, this thematic place offers perfect dishes such as the clam stuffed with potato.

comer noja restaurante azafran
Restaurante Azafrán
comer noja restaurante sambal
Restaurante Sambal

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