You will find a wide range of great products to eat in A Coruña. A Coruña, capital of the Galician province with the same name, is a city on the Atlantic Ocean with an important sea port, which is why you can’t go to A Coruña without trying the delicious seafood (nécoras, crabs, shrimp, zamburiñas, crayfish, and the typical santiaguiños, named for the red marks on their backs) and fish like el rape and el rodaballo, which are fundamental to Galician recipes. Another product you can’t miss trying in A Coruña is their meats, especially the veal, which occupy an important place in the local gastronomy. Or the so-called raxo, or fresh pork loin, cut into cubes (3 cm. x 3 cm.) and cooked in a pan without artificial substitutions. There are many forms in which the raxo can be eaten in A Coruña; the most traditional way is to eat it plain accompanied by french fries or peppers. In some restaurants they even serve it covered in cabrales cheese. Raxo is very typical to Galicia.
Wander the streets of the town in search of the Pementos do Couto (with I.G.P), the Pemento de Herbón (with D.O.P.), the best empanada, or of course the ‘pulp a feira’, traditionally prepared with a touch of cayenne and served with cachelos (stewed potatoes). And you can’t leave A Coruña without eating the exquisite Lacón with grelos (both with I.G.P), a classic at sit-down restaurants as well as taverns. As an appetizer or as a dessert, depending on your taste, you can try the famous Queso de Tetilla, with D.O.P. To finish eating in A Coruña, have the classic Tarta de Santiago, with an almond base and I.G.P., plus a shot of the famous Galician Licor Café. Other products with I.G.P that you can get are Miel de Galicia and Castañas de Galicia. As a promotion of A Coruña’s gastronomy, the Concurso de Tapas Picadillo has been celebrated every September since 2004. There are prizes for best traditional tapa, best creative tapa and the Premio Ciudad de A Coruña, which is ultimately chosen by the public. This is all that you can enjoy eating in A Coruña!