The Miño river, which passes through Tui, marks the dividing line between Pontevedra and Portugal and is responsible for the star product of Vigo, meixón. But there are other delights that you can eat in Tui due to its closeness to the sea, which plays an important role in the local seafood and crabs, clams and scallops (among others), which are pervasive in the typical local dishes. In 2014, the Fiesta de la Angula was recovered by an initiative of the restaurant at the Parador de Tui. If your visit coincides with the celebration, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the angulas at a reasonable price, prepared with mollo (a typical spice mixture of the area), oil, and a few thin slices of garlic, served in traditional clay pots.
You can also take advantage of the festivities and try other dishes like octopus a la gallega, caldeiro, and also some meat recipes. To further improve your meal, you can wash down the gastronomic offering with a wonderful regional wine, like Albariño with D.O. Rías Baixas. Lovers of sweets can’t miss trying the almond “pececitos” (“little fish”) made by the nuns, the roscón de yema, and typical Galician pastries like filloas (similar to crepes), almond cake, and the cañas.