Eating in Figueres

Eating in Figueres

Throughout its long history, the strategic position of this village has turned it into a desired fortress. The top of the Alto Ampurdán is famous because of its fortress and for having been the birth place of Salvador Dalí. The gastronomy is composed by sea and mountain dishes. Come to Figueres and enjoy your meal!

The gastronomy of Figueres is known for the intention of unifying sea and mountain; the interior cuisine with products from the Mediterranean sea. At the local restaurants you will find many typical products from Catalonia such as the snails, the calçots de valls and the apple of Girona (both with I.G.P.), apart from all kinds of rice, meat, fish, stews and dishes called “from sea and mountains” that mix, in the same recipe, products from different origin such as the chicken and shrimp or cuttlefish and snails. Regarding the meat, Figueres is famous for its embutidos (sausage) thanks to the sweet butifarra, a product that can be eaten raw or cooked.

The onion of Figueres is the most representative product of the region, and it can be identified for its pink color and great taste. Its production has grown up little by little through the whole region of Ampurdán. The desserts from Figueres are celebrated during the Feria de San José, also known as the Feria del Buñuelo.

Finally, as a wine production area, in September the Muestra del vino de Ampurdán is also celebrated, a moment when you will be able to find the wines with D.O. Empordà and Catalonia.

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Let’s go eat some tapas! The Sidrería Txot’s has an exterior terrace and it is confortable for families and kids. Here you can order pinchos, montaditos, tapas… Great prices! If you want to share some dishes, the Mesón Asador Castell II is a great option with filling dishes. Calamari tortilla, scrambled eggs, grilled octopus… A very complete menu.

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Restaurante Sidrería Txot’s
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Mesón Asador Castell 4

Duran is an elegant place full of the letters of Dalí, as he used to eat a lot iin this restaurant. Here you can order an induvidual paella or many original menus. The tasting menu of surrealist tostas is delicious. One of the best restaurants to eat in Figueres is Antaviana, an intimate place with a lot of charm. The menu doesn’t offer too many options but the quality of the dishes is excellent. Their lamb leg is with mint taste is delicious. The Pelegrí is another restaurant with a delicate decoration where you can eat a tasty entrecôte. They also have a daily menu so you can try different dishes. Amazing!

comer figueres restaurante duran
Restaurante Duran
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Restaurante Antaviana

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