A short walk from the waterfront puts you right in A Coruña’s old town, adjacent to the expansive town square, the Plaza de Maria Pita. The cobbled streets of the old town are chock-a-block with restaurants, which don’t really get busy until later in the evening. Tapas bars abound, and they are busy earlier. It seems a lot of people go out to meet friends for tapas and a drink around 8 or 9 pm and then go for dinner after that.
Steve and I adapted to the local tapas scene quite quickly. Each night, after he finished work, we would head out to the charming old town and find a cool place to have appetizers for dinner. Tapas are cheap and filling appetizers, often costing only a couple of euros each. But be choosy. Some of the touristy places on the town square offer more mainstream fare like deep-fried cheese and mini pizzas. But the finer tapas bars that you’ll find off the beaten path offer innovative and exciting morsels like this
We’ve enjoyed potatoes with garlic alioli, smoked cod with peppers, and puff pastry filled with shrimp or fish in a creamy sauce. Check out the streets around Rua San Andres for an excellent selection of tapas bars.
Some of our favourites:
Cafe Victoria ,15003a, Rua Olmos, 23,15003 A Coruna
Jaleo Vinoteca, Rua Galera 43, 15003, A Coruna
Manteleria, Calle Manteleria15003 A Coruna