Despite the fact that it’s one of the smallest towns in the Galician community, Betanzos offers many culinary delights. You can enjoy the pleasure of good food that is always prepared with products of maximum quality. Being a community protected by the Mandeo and Mendo rivers, Betanzos has very fertile land, which makes their vegetable harvest truly stand out. The vegetables are perfect to accompany their classic Galician seafood, such as nécoras and sea bass, which comes from the Ría de Betanzos or other close places. To eat in Betanzos, order as an appetizer the amazing combination of Vina da Terra de Betanzos with typical Galician cheeses, such as the queso de Tetilla. Without a doubt, our strongest recommendation is the tortilla de patata since it’s the most acclaimed recipe in the town. It’s more substantial in Betanzos than in other places, and you can taste it during the Semana de la Tortilla (Week of the Tortilla) during ten days in the month of October. The participating establishments prepare a large variety of tapas with distinct types of tortilla, and there is also a contest in which customers vote for the winning tortilla cooks.
Since Betanzos is a Galician town, you will also find other dishes typical to the Galician community: la empanada, el pulpo a feira and the classic lacón. You can’t forget to try the typical desserts, such as filloas (similar to crepes) and, if you’re less into sweets, a brandy produced in the area. For something other than food, order a shot of one of the spectacular liquors and brandies of Galicia, among which the Aguardiente de Hierbas de Galicia, the Licor de Hierbas, the Licor Café and the Orujo (also taken with cream) stand out, all with I.G.P. If you visit Betanzos around the 16th of August, you’ll be there for the Fiestas de San Roque, the festival for the city’s patron saint.