Besides good wine you will find many delicacies to eat in Cambados, known as the capital of Albariño wine. Discover the Arousa river where exquisite mollusks, like clams and mussels, are made. However, the star products of this town are the zamburiñas and the scallops. Cambados has three ports and is the only town in Galicia where they permit harvesting scallops. They prepare the scallops in multiple ways, forming an extensive local cook book: with rice, angler fish, in stew or in an empanada at the Festa da Vieira.
The Cambados market, in the Tragove fishing port, is supplied with fish and seafood daily from sailors and fishermen in the area. Additionally, this region enjoys a microclimate that pampers the Cambados vegetable gardens where they grow Padrón peppers, green beans, tomatoes and lettuce. But the cuisine in the town would not be complete without its famous wines, under the Rías Baixas certificate of origin. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Fiesta del Albariño, a wine event that has been celebrated for more than 50 years and has been declared a National Tourist Interest. It is currently celebrated for a week at the beginning of August.
In addition to the local specialties, eating in Cambados offers delicious traditional Galician dishes, like the empanada, the lacón con grelos and the Galician octopus. To put the finishing touch on your eating experience, try the wide range of liqueurs produced in the area, among them the Aguardiente de hierbas, the Licor de Hierbas, the classic Licor Café and the mythical Orujo gallego.