Along the Costa da Morte we find Muxia, a small locality with spectacular imagery and a large culinary offering. At the seafood market, managed by the Fishermen’s Guild, you can get a good idea of what to eat in Muxia. Like any good Galician town, they have excellent seafood as well as produce, the seafood being in highest demand.
Enjoy the specialties of the town at its many gastronomic fairs, and discover the distinct combinations created by local chefs. Taste a great caldeirada de congrio or, if you prefer, have the congrio (a kind of fish) cooked on the grill or made into an empanada at the Fiesta del Congrio, the day of Good Friday.
The Degustación de Longueirón (a type of mollusk) takes place on Holy Saturday. Octopus, always a key part of the area’s cuisine, also has its own Fiesta del Pulpo, on the second Sunday in August, where you can taste the delicious recipes offered in Muxia at prices that will leave a good taste in your mouth.
Of course, you can find all of the typical dishes at the town’s establishments: the empanadas de zamburiñas or bonito, the lacón with grelos (a typical Galician vegetable), and the cocido gallego are all obligatory at any good meal in the region. To warm up on a cold winter’s day, we recommend the famous caldo gallego, a broth with chorizo, lacón, white beans, grelos or cabbage—depending on the season—as well as cooked potato.
If you have the luck of eating in Muxia during el carnaval, you can’t go without trying the famous orellas (“ears” in Castilian), a delicious dessert made classic at these festivities.