Eating in Allariz

Eating in Allariz

The village of Allariz, located in the province of Ourense, was declared an Artistic Historic Site in 1971. Allariz was the hometown of King Alfonso X the Wise and has a beautiful historic center. Eating in Allariz is an experience. If you want to try its famous Rexo cheese, come and eat in Allariz!

The former residence of Alfonso X the Wise, Allariz has an extensive cuisine. To figure out what to eat in Allariz walk through the streets where the legendary man wolf- a famous Spanish criminal- once roamed. Certainly, he also ordered delicious tapas like Galician octopus, tasty potatoes and Rexo cheese. Rexo cheese is the pride of this town and is made with unpasteurized sheep milk only produced in Galicia. It matures over 90 days, which provides its delicious flavor.

Another culinary pride in Allariz is its pastries. Try the macaroons, doughnuts, almonds, the famous melindres or the tarta real. Discover the secrets to their handmade creation at the Feria del Dulce that is celebrated toward the beginning of September.

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At the Feria de Otoño, you will find, like in every Galician village, specialties that you should not leave without trying, like roasted chestnuts or honey.

The Fiesta de la Empanada that is celebrated in the month of August, in the Campo de Vilanova, has become a regular event since it began in 1971. If you attend the festival you will have the opportunity to sample a series of empanadas, ranging from the most traditional meat, like tuna or cod, to the most innovative, like conger eel, octopus, prawn, squid or sausage.

Don’t forget to sample the local wines which are perfect to accompany dinner in Allariz: Vino Ribeiro, Vino Monterrei and Vino Valdeorras, all with Certificate of Origin.

If you love tapas bars, you will love eating in Allariz. Near the Church of Santiago, you can find the Vinoteca A Miralla, an avant-garde space where you can enjoy wine accompanied with delicious bread. In the same area, closer to Town Hall, is O Pepiño de Allariz where you can try one of their handcrafted beers and grab a bite of typical Galician food. The ox meat is especially noteworthy. Also near Town Hall is Fandiño Tapas where you can eat delicious tapas.

Another recommendation is Café Bar A Fabrica a local restaurant near the Arnoia River that has a good reputation. You can order something traditional like guacamole focaccia, mussels, chestnut bread with Arzúa cheese and homemade marmalade.

You will find many establishments with good food where you can eat in Allariz. A Fábrica de Vilanova opened in 2004 in a 17th century restored leather factory. They offer cuisine with seasonal products and have an excellent view of the river.

In Casa Fandiño, they serve traditional Galician cuisine and seasonal game meat. They also host book shows and concerts. It is famous for its handmade desserts.

Portovello, a beloved local restaurant in an old leather factory with a dining room above the Arnoia river, serves traditional food at a good price. The terrace is a hidden jewel that will make eating in Allariz an experience to remember.

Our final recommendation is Pallabarro, a hostel restaurant with an excellent menu. They offer savory fish, crab and grilled vegetables.

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