If you want to know what to eat in A Guarda, a town at the mouth of the Miño river and a step away from Portugal, keep in mind that their a long fishing tradition provides a great variety of fish and seafood, particularly sea bass, swordfish, turbot, barnacles and crab. The most sought after delicacy of the region is lobster, and you can enjoy it at the Festa da Langosta, which has been celebrated in the month of July since 1990, where they distribute nearly 400 kilos of this coveted crustacean.
But the town doesn’t just survive off of the ocean, since its proximity to the river allows for the preparation of recipes with salmon, shad fish, and eel, amongst others. Typical dishes with meat and sausage are: scrambled eggs with ham, pickled rabbit, zorza con cochelos (ground meat with boiled potatoes…).
In A Guarda, more and more gastronomic celebrations take place throughout the year: Ruto do Pincho da Lamprea do Miño (April), the Fiesta de Mejillón (July) that began in 2014; Fiesta del Percebe (August) since 2013, etc…Pair all of these gastronomic offerings with famous Galician wines, among which stands out the D.O. Rías Baixas. Those who like sweets can enjoy the ‘mirabeles’, yellow plums in syrup; or the local roscón de yema , or “egg yolk cake”.