Where to Eat and Drink in Salamanca
Spanish hours: Breakfast: 8:30-11, Lunch: 13:30-15:00, Dinner: 20:30-22:30
Restaurants and Typical Cuisine (unless otherwise indicated, sites are within 5 minutes walking distance from the center) (All prices include VAT)
Las Tapas de Gonzalo
Plaza Mayor 23, Phone: (+34) 923 271 353
A very nice restaurant with a great view and wonderful cuisine. Best “torrijas” in town, don’t miss this dessert. Good meat. Castilian cuisine
Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 10, Phone: (+34) 923 21 72 22
Very good Castilian cuisine
Hotel Hospes, Palacio de San Esteban
Arroyo de Santo Domingo 3, Phone: (+34) 923 26 22 96
Mediterranean, European, Spanish Cuisine
Situated in an old convent. It offers good cuisine and during the week a lunch menu (“Ejecutivo”) for 20€.
La Hoja 21
Call San Pablo 21, Phone: (+34) 923 26 40 28
Very good cuisine. It offers a lunch menu at 16 €
Diabluras Gastrobar (Near Gran Vía)
Calle Asadería 4, Phone: (+34) 601 02 79 78
Exquisite avant-garde menu. It is advisable to make a reservation
Chef Nati Pérez. She can serve a delicious paella, suckling pig, goat, beans with clams… You can preorder.
Vinateca Bordadores 12
Bordadores 12, Phone: (+34) 923018666
Excellent wine selection
Calle Arriba 6, Phone: (+34) 610 820 085
Delicious Galician food. Exquisite fish and seafood. It offers a very large lunch menu for 25 €
El Azogue Viejo
Plaza de la Libertad, Phone: (+34) 923 62 04 00
It offers a lunch menu of 16.50 €
Restaurante “En la Parra”
Calle San Pablo 80, Phone: (+34)923 06 47 83
This is the most exquisite restaurant in Salamanca. They have a set avant-garde menu (8 dishes) with the most unimaginable combinations – 38 € (wine not included)
Restaurante and Bar Don Mauro
Plaza Mayor, Phone: 923 28 14 87
A large restaurant and bar that can cater for large groups. Fresh tapas on the counter are augmented with made to order tapas, tostas and raciones. The spacious restaurant specializes in roast meats and local cuisine.
Tapas Bars and Restaurants
In these restaurants you can have a menu or just tapas. With three tapas you have a full lunch.
Hospedería (Plaza Anaya)
University bar located in former stables. Good cuisine. Varied menus. Nice atmosphere.
Corte y Cata
C/ Serranos, 1, Phone: (+34) 923 05 53 42
Offers a lunch menu 17€
Felipe Espino 8-10, Phone: (+34) 923268677
Offers lunch menu for 17€
Erasmus International Café
C/ Meléndez, 7, Phone: (+34) 923 26 57 42
Popular restaurant offering international cuisine, with a biergarten.
La Pepita Burger Bar
Plaza del Ángel 2, Phone: (+34) 923602590
Excellent gourmet hamburgers with specialties even for vegetarians. Try it out!!!
Restaurante Casa Vallejo
Calle San Juan de la Cruz 3, Phone: (+34) 923 28 04 21
Situated in a quiet street close to the historic market and within 400m of the Plaza Mayor, Casa Vallejo offers an extensive range of typical local tapas. It also has a well regarded restaurant downstairs serving traditional food from Castile y Leon. They can also offer accommodation.
C/ Prior, 4, Phone: (+34) 923 26 00 92
A popular restaurant and tapas bar with typical tapas like “farinato.” For lunch and dinner, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance.
C/ Serranos, 28, Phone: (+34) 923 26 83 75
Restaurant and tapas bar with vegetarian options. Offers a lunch menu.
Taberna de Dionisos
C/ Iscar Peyra, 16, Phone: (+34) 923 26 58 61
Tapas bar with a large selection of “tostas” (toasted bread topped with different ingredients). Great Tostas and wine. Excellent coffee.
C/ Juan del Rey 5, (near Plaza del Corrillo)
Excellent tapas. Try hamburguesa de morucha, Cuzquito, mil hojas de foie, queso con mermelada de cebolla, Alubias con chipiron
c/ Placentinos 2, Salamanca, Phone: (+34) 923494353
Exquisite Vegetarian, Vegan and Take-away (Lasagna, hummus, paella, tarts, deserts). Price 5€
Vinodiario (near Convento San Esteban)
Plaza de los Basilios, 1, Phone: (+34) 923 61 49 25
Popular tapas bar.
Vida & Comida Xperiences
C/ Ronda de Sancti Spiritus, 3, Phone: (+34) 923 06 22 02
A different food experience where you move across different rooms to have your entrées, main courses and dessert. Set menu (you can choose between some options on the spot). Accommodating to different diets but it is necessary to give prior notice and make a reservation (you can do so directly from their website).
Plaza Mayor, 15, Phone: (+34) 923 21 72 13
Very well-known bar and restaurant in Salamanca. Offers typical cuisine from Castile y León.
Plaza Mayor, 2, Phone: (+34) 923 21 49 56
The oldest and only remaining Art Deco café in Salamanca, famous for its literary gatherings of writers such as Miguel de Unamuno, Ortega y Gasset, Carmen Martín Gaite, Juan Benet, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, also a patron of the café.
For tapas, we also recommend visiting Van Dyck area, a 10 min walk from the city center
Calle Alfonso De Castro 15, Phone: (+34) 923 12 37 75
Typical Galician food
Near the Train Station
La Pulpería de Paco
109, Paseo de la Estación, Phone: (+34) 923 25 88 19
Specializes in seafood, exquisite quality.
C/ Serranos 9, Phone: (+34) 923 12 33 42
Mandala has a lunch and dinner menu including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options (some dishes can be made vegan upon request). It has a wide selection of teas and is particularly well-known for its milkshakes.
C/ San Pablo, 49, Phone: (+34) 923 26 06 01
Vegetarian restaurant offering also vegan dishes. It is small, so it is better to make a reservation in advance. It closes on Mondays and Sunday afternoon.
C/ Grillo, 21, Phone: (+34) 923 60 70 00
Vegan tapas bar frequented by students with a large selection of beers, including craft and local. On Wednesdays there is an open mic.
C/ Caleros, 4 (Plaza de la Reina), Phone: (+34) 923 05 91 69
Recently opened vegetarian café. Cosy, a good spot for cake and coffee. It also offers veggie tapas made with local produce.
Going out for a Drink
O’Hara’s Irish Pub
C/ Zamora, 14, Phone: (+34) 923 21 03 97
Large selection of beers.
Hernández y Fernández
Plaza de la Libertad, 10, Phone: (+34) 923 99 12 28
Gran Café Moderno
C/ Gran Vía, 75, Phone: (+34) 637 53 81 65
Very well-known café in Salamanca with a good selection of beers and cocktails and a vintage décor.
La Chica de Ayer
C/ Gran Vía, 93; Phone: (+34) 699 23 36 59
Good selection of cocktails and fun 80s décor. It also has a photobooth!