Eating in Potes

Eating in Potes

The center of the region of Liebana is the home of Potes, a meeting point of the National Park of Picos de Europa. If you like cheese, eating in Potes will delight you, as it is the main ingredient of its gastronomy. You will also find delicious recipes that don’t include cheese (for those who don’t like it that much). You will be able to choose between many restaurant and bars options.

Capital of the region of Liebana, the village of Potes offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Enjoy the beauty of the “village of bridges and towers” while you discover the different taverns. You will find delicious cheese such as the Quesucos Liébana and the Queso Picon-Bejes-Tresviso, blue cheese Cabrales style, about which Pérez Reverte (a writer from the Canary Islands that spent his Summers in Santander) said: “… the cheese from Liébana has a similar smell and stinging to the most celebrated Rochefort…”.

When deciding what to eat in Potes. Prepare yourself for a good cocido lebaniego, a typical local dish that, not like the montañés, doesn’t have white beans but chickpea, apart from cabbage and hunt meat: chorizo, blood sausage and bacon… with calf or beef jerky stuffed with bread center. Don’t forget about the last part of the meal, as this region is famous for the production of artisan liquor, such as the orujo and the tostadillo. Try them all at the Fiesta del Orujo, or if you prefer something lighter, order a tea del puerto. Walk around the village and discover the classic market where you will find delicious embutidos and the famous local meats. If you have the chance, don’t leave without visiting the National Park of Picos de Europa, an authentic natural paradise.

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queso cabrales
cocido lebaniego potes

The bar El Trenti will allow you to eat good homemade tapas and enjoy its terrace if there’s a good weather. Beef jerky, croquetas, scrambled eggs… The Mesón Matesanz offers simple portions, but great ones. From a tortilla pincho or a portion of embutidos, they don’t really have a huge variety.

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Mesón Matesanz
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Bar El Trenti

You will find a broad variety of places to eat in Potes. The restaurant of the hotel Casa Cayo will enable you to find the typical lebaniega house, a welcoming house and good prices. Ventresca, chuletillas de cordero (lamb), roasted lechazo… You are going to be impressed! Out traveler’s community loves it.

The restaurant Paco Wences in the hotel Valdcoro is another great place. The lebaniego cocido is one of their most famous dishes. Homemade traditional food with a good quality.

If you want to eat a menu, El Refugio is a nice restaurant where many dishes will be offered to you. The Asador Lorente is a great place to eat the steak and sirloin. You will be back for sure!

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Restaurante El Refugio
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Casa Cayo

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