Who doesn’t love a romantic evening out on vacation? Santiago de Compstela’s winding stone streets, medieval architecture and charming squares provide the setting—all you have to do is provide the romance!
If you’re looking to up the romance on your Galician holiday, the regional capital has some fab restaurants that you might want to include on your itinerary. These are just of the few of the most romantic restaurants in Santiago de Compostela so you can enjoy a perfect meal with that special someone.
Top 4 Most Romantic Restaurants in Santiago de Compostela
1. Restaurante dos Reis
In its former life centuries ago, the Parador Hotel was a hospital for pilgrims on the Camino. Today, it’s one of the most majestic, luxurious options for where to stay in Santiago de Compostela, and home to one of the city’s most romantic restaurants.
The Restaurante dos Reis features high stone ceilings, low-lighting ,and elegant surroundings despite its rustic location (in what used to be the hospital’s stables!). Their menu of modern Galician cuisine is full of traditional classics, and their famous tarta de Santiago (a typical almond cake) is one of the best in the city and the perfect way to end any meal on a sweet note. Try it for yourself and you’ll see why Restaurante dos Reis is often touted as one of the most romantic restaurants in Santiago de Compostela.
Address: Praza Obradoiro, 1
2. Restaurante Filigrana
A Qunita da Auga is a stylish hotel 15-minutes by car from Santiago de Compostela’s center, but centuries ago, it was a paper mill that made books for the University of Santiago! Today, this beautiful hotel houses the splendid Restaurante Filigrana. The charming restaurant uses traditional ingredients and to create dishes with a modern twist, and with a quiet location on the banks of the Sar River, there’s no better place to enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Address: Paseo Amaia, 23B
3. Pedro Roca
A modern, trendy spot that’s a little ways off the beaten path, Pedro Roca’s eponymous restaurant is well worth a visit. Even if you don’t have romance on the mind, it’s a good pick for foodies looking for something new and different. With a menu featuring exquisite Galician produce where everything is perfectly cooked in an open kitchen, this is the place to have an authentic gastronomic experience in addition to being one of the top romantic restaurants in Santiago de Compostela.
Address: Rua de Domingo Garcia-Sabell, 1
4. A Curtidoria
Tucked away in the heart of Santiago’s historic center, A Curtidoria earns a spot on any list of top romantic restaurants in Santiago de Compostela for three main reasons. Firstly, it’s simply a Galician foodie paradise (try the rice dishes, which are the specialty of the house). Next, the beautifully decorated dining room makes it the perfect setting for a dinner à deux. And finally, its fabulous location—hidden away in a side street but steps from the cathedral—makes it a true hidden gem.
Address: Rua Conga, 2
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