An important fishing city, Ferrol has one of the most amazing coasts of the province of A Coruña that attracts an increasing amount of surfers from all of Spain. Lovers of the ocean and the products it offers will have childlike fun eating in Ferrol.
The gastronomy is very similar to that of other Galician cities. If you want to know what to eat in Ferrol, you have to take into account their flavorful seafood (crabs, scallops, shrimp, mussels…) and fish like rape, robadallo, parrochas, jurelos, all fundamental to Galician cuisine. There are also ‘meigas’, a kind of fish known as ‘gallo’ or ‘rooster’ in the rest of the Peninsula. And, of course, there are barnacles!
In terms of meat, the Galician veal has a very good reputation and having it roasted is a great choice. Also typical is the ‘raxo’, fresh pork loin, cut into cubes (3cm x 3cm), and cooked without artifice in the traditional pan. It’s typically paired with french fries and padrón peppers. You can also have the famous Lacón con grelos, with I.G.P.
Something you cannot miss when eating in Ferrol is the octopus a feira, prepared with paprika and served with cachelos (boiled potatoes). If you are interested in this dish, the nearby town of Mugardos is famous for preparing it better than anywhere else.
For snacking, we recommend the queso de Arzúa-Ulloa or the quesode Tetilla, two kinds of cheese with D.O.P.. There’s also the empanada de bonito, a classic in Ferrol.
To accompany your food in Ferrol, we recommend the Albariño wine, and to finish the meal a shot of the town’s famous coffee liquor or Orujo cream.