3 Best Restaurants in Vigo, Galicia and Asturias

Cocedero Bar La Piedra


Fancy it ain't, but this jovial tapas bar is where you can devour the freshest catch from the Rúa Pescadería fisherwomen, and it does a roaring lunch trade with Vigo locals. Expect heaping plates of marisco (shellfish) and scallops with roe at market prices, plus fresh and fruity Albariño, its trusty sidekick. Indoors there are round tables covered with paper, while the outdoor terrace is a pleasing place to slurp down some oysters and watch the old town bustle.

Rúa Pescadería 3, Vigo, 36202, Spain
Known For
  • Fresh seafood
  • Front-row seats for oyster hawkers
  • Simple, down-to-earth atmosphere

El Mosquito


Signed photos from the likes of King Juan Carlos and Julio Iglesias cover the walls of this elegant stone-wall restaurant opened in 1928. Specialties include lenguado a la plancha (grilled sole) and navajas (razor clams). The tocinillo de cielo, a double-rich caramel flan, is heavenly, as the name implies. The restaurant's name refers to an era when wine arrived in wooden barrels: if mosquitoes gathered at the barrel's mouth, it held good wine.

Tapas Areal


This ample and lively bar flanked by ancient stone and exposed redbrick walls is a good spot for tapas and beer as well as Albariños and Ribeiros.

Rúa México 36, Vigo, 36204, Spain
Known For
  • Buzzing atmosphere
  • Good Albariño selection
  • Fresh and modern tapas
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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