Portomarín cuisine is no different than the options we can find throughout Lugo. But there are three products that are very important in Portomarín. The main one is moonshine, a liquor obtained from grapes after fermentation. In the past, it was a drink for the lower class, but today it is a wine valued both in Galicia and the rest of the country. It is so important that, coinciding with Resurrection Sunday, they celebrate the Fiesta del Aguardiente where they not only can sample food but also see the entire production process. This moonshine is very important because it is also the main ingredient in the most popular Galician drink: queimada.
Another main product is the eel, used in empanadas, for example. Finally, one of the most typical sweets is the tarta de Portomarín made with flour, eggs, sugar and almonds, very similar to the Tarta de Santiago. In several Portomarin establishments you can also enjoy other typical Galician dishes, like the octopus, meat and sausage.