Eating in Almazan

Eating in Almazan

Almazan is a small town in the province of Soria with almost 6,000 inhabitants. It will take you about one morning to explore the old town, which is perfect to making a stop and eating in Almazan! Here we give our recommendations regarding where to eat in Almazan.

Almazan offers travelers unmatched Mozarabic environment for enjoying more traditional Sorian cuisine. If you want to know what to eat in Almazan, typical dishes include stew in the typical bola with blood sausage, vegetables, and meat; garlic soups; roasted lamb, either in a firewood stove or grilled, as chops or stewed; roasts and stews with in-season game, especially hare, partridge, quail and pigeon, which when pickled are a specialty; grilled or smoked trout. Pork products (with a natural curing process thanks to the climate) like chorizos, blood sausage, ham, torreznos, are ideal to have as tapas after a walk around town.

Another traditional dish is the migas (“bread crumbs”), either with grapes, chocolate, or savory with torreznos and eggs, as well as with mushrooms: níscalos, boletus, setas de cardo, champiñones, truffles (just to name the most well-known).

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Every year the town celebrates the Concurso de Tapas de Carnaval (“carnival tapas competition”). In Almazan they also make butter—plain, salted, or sweet—that has D.O.P. Mantequilla de Soria. In terms of dessert, the yemas (yolks) de Almazán, which are similar to the yemas de Santa Teresa de Ávila, but with a coating of sugar that gives them a harder texture. The local hundred-year-old Almarza confectionary, which has made the yemas since 1820, has recently created a new dessert that they named ‘zarrón’, in homage to the popular character that appears in the Fiesta de San Juan Bailón every May 19th. Other local desserts are pastries like sobadillos, mantecadas, and a kind of cookie called paciencias.

If you visit Almazan and want to eat tapas, we recommend the following places:

At De Tapas Bar, located on Avenida de Soria, they serve simple, homemade food. You can also take something to go.

El Puerto is a good place to stop during your visit to Almazan. You’ll be able to taste homemade tapas of typical local cuisine, or order from the menu if you’d prefer.

Those with a bigger sweet tooth will find yemas and other typical local sweets at the Almarza confectionary.

Amongst the diverse places to eat in Almazan, the restaurant at the hostel Tirso de Molina, in the Plaza Mayor, offers homemade menus with a good quality-price ratio.

The restaurant at the hotel Villa de Almazan prepares traditional cuisine with regional products and celebrates mycological festivals, like those surrounding vegetables and game meat.

A more economical option is the restaurant Pedro, where you can’t miss eating their mushroom scramble and croquettes with Iberian ham.

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Restaurante Pedro
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