Eating in Samos

Eating in Samos

Located between Lugo and Sarria, Samos is a must for all travelers who walk along the Way to Santiago and want to enjoy Galician cuisine. If you want to eat in Samos you can try local dishes as well as typical Galician dishes. There is a limitedvariety of restaurants and bars, but the food is good quality and delicious!

This small village is a must stop for travelers on the Way To Santiago route who want to visit “Mosteiro de san Xian” (San Julián Monastery, a Benedictine Abbey). What should you eat in Samos? The restaurants offer concello, or local products, like seasonal vegetables and tasty meat from cattle, sheep and pigs that are fed from green pastures. With the pork, they make sausage, morcillas (sausage), lacón (shoulder of pig) and prepare a special dish, filloas de sangre.

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rosca samos

Samos is well-known for its eel and trout from the Sarria and Loúzara rivers. Dishes that can always be found in this area are Galician soup and octopus. In regard to baked goods, the bizcochos de Samos are famous, with a very thin texture that continues to be made from the 250-year-old recipe from the monks. The desserts from local restaurants are normally homemade, among them cañas (bread filled with cream), tartas de nueces (walnut dessert) and Castaña de Galicia (that has I.G.P.). All popular products from the area.

The monks from the monastery are finishing restoring the old distillery and cheese shop and are going to begin to produce their new liquors (Pax Liquor, Café Liquor) and handmade cheese Cebreiro and Tetilla (both with D.O.P.). In addition to the almond cake, they sell macaroons, chocolate (dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate), honey and a wide variety of marmalades in the monastery’s store.

If you are thinking about where to eat in Samos, in front of the monastery you can find the hotel restaurant Albaroque that offers quality food at a good price and in a nice area. There is a wide variety of delicious tapas.

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Albergue Albaroque

The hotel restaurant A Veiga, 700 meters from the monastery, serves handmade Galician food, with grill service. It has a dining room with amazing views of the river, perfect for banquets. Our travel community recommends eating the chef specials for the best price and quality.

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Hotel A Veiga

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