Eating in Peñaranda de Duero

Eating in Peñaranda de Duero

Stopping to eat in Peñaranda de Duero is a great option. This town is situated within the vicinity of the Mesta gorges, which is why their sheep-related products really stand out. Additionally, if you want to try the best morcillas in the Burgos province, you have to eat in Peñaranda de Duero.

Wandering this historic and monumental town will take you about half a day, which is perfect for stopping to eat somewhere in Peñaranda de Duero.

Because the town is located near the significant Mesta gorges, sheep-related products are very important, as are the pork-derived products, among which the excellent morcilla stands out with an especially good reputation in a province where the morcilla is a grand attraction. As it turns out, the traditional flavors of “sosa, sabrosa y picantosa”, achieved using cebolla horcal and generous doses of pepper and paprika, is perfected in the “secret” combination of each flavor used in the morcillas of Peñaranda de Duero.

Another common product in restaurants and bistros is the queso de Burgos, a fresh cheese without a rind, prepared with sheep’s milk of the “churra” breed. Some producers still use sheep’s milk from the original dairy farms located primarily in the region of Briviesca, although increasingly there are those who mix the “churra” sheep’s milk with cow’s milk.

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queso y morcilla burgos

Is you want advice regarding where to eat in Peñaranda, the main dish of the region is the lechazo (roasted lamb of “churra” breed) in a firewood oven. It’s considered a classic in the region that no visitor should miss. Another good option is the chuletillas de cordero. Both dishes are typically accompanied by a mixed salad.

In this region, food should be accompanied by the great red wine of the D.O. Ribera del Duero. When in season, the other dishes you can find in some restaurants in Peñaranda de Duero are the game dishes (jabalí and sometimes corzo), as well as rabbit rabbit and partridge. The pan de hogaza or the torta de aceite are also famous.

To finish you meal, menus will always have the ‘postre del abuelo’, which consists of Burgos cheese, walnuts and honey.

There isn’t an ample offering of tapas bars in Peñaranda de Duero, but we do recommend the Bar Cafetería La Calleja, which is ideal for eating something with friends and located very close to the Plaza Mayor.

Another place to eat at in Peñaranda de Duero is the wine cellar installed in the underground galleries of the Hospedería Jaramillo. There you can participate in wine tastings accompanied by Castilian dishes.

There is also Placete, a bar with portions at a good price. You can eat calamares, morcilla, tabla de embutidos, picadillo and much more.

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Bodega de la Hospedería Jaramillo
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El Palacete

To eat from a more substantial menu in Peñaranda de Duero, we recommend El Refugio de Don Miguel, in the Centro de Turismo Rural. The restaurant is a beautiful house where, upon entering the dining room, you will be enveloped by its warm and cozy atmosphere. You will find traditional, homemade cuisine like potajes, canelones de atún, pisto con huevo…

We also recommend the restaurant Posada Ducal, which can be found in the town’s serene and tranquil medieval plaza, with views of the Palacio de los Zuñiga Avellaneda, the Colegiata and the Rollo Jurisdiccional. Their specialities are the morcilla de Cardeña, lechazo asado in the style of Salaverri, and escabechados.

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Bacalao del Refugio de Don Miguel
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Lechazo de la Posada Ducal

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