The best Galician restaurants in Madrid to celebrate Galicia Day

We make a route through some of the best Galician restaurants in Madrid to taste the essence of the excellent Galician cuisine.

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On July 25th is celebrated the Galicia Day, also known as the Day of the Galician Homeland, and as in Tapas we love Galician cuisine, we have prepared this route through some of the reference restaurants in Madrid. If you are not lucky enough to be in Galicia and you are still in the capital, we recommend you to visit some of these Galician restaurants to taste all the essence of a terriña through the palate. It will be worth it!


Our first stop is in this Galician tavern located in the heart of Madrid, in Food Hall Galería Canalejas, although it also has three more locations in the capital. To visit Garelos is to be transported directly to Galicia, thanks to its culinary proposal that includes the most emblematic dishes of the northern cuisine. For this special day, you can try its juicy Galician empanada, octopus á geira, grilled scallops or Galician beef croquettes. Not forgetting, of course, the Betanzos omelette or the sweet bite of its creamy cheesecake or caramelized filloas. In addition, during the week they offer two executive menus for 19.5 € and 26.5 €. Bo proveito!

Where? At Food Hall Galería Canalejas (calle Alcalá 12, Madrid) and at calle Blanca de Navarra 6 (Almagro area) and calle del Españoleto 11.

Xeito! 19′ 20″

This Galician restaurant run by Iván Domínguez is another ideal stop to taste the typical northern cuisine. Of course, summer hours are from Thursday to Sunday, so any day is a good day to pay homage to Galicia through its most emblematic dishes. With a special love for the product and a casual culinary proposal, here you can try dishes such as grilled octopus and Kalettes, anchovy salad made in Xeito, hake Celeiro Galician style, broth or broth turnip greens and black pudding pie, among other delicacies. Put it in the agenda!

Where? At 5 Prim Street, Madrid


This is, without a doubt, one of the Galician restaurants of reference in Madrid. The proposal of the chef Manuel Domínguez from Orense has become a must when talking about quality Galician cuisine. Inspired by the traditional recipes of the mothers and grandmothers of the area and being the son of ‘pulpeiros’, it could not be anything other than an authentic Galician proposal to enjoy with all five senses. You can do it through its two tasting menus: Lúa menu, from 92 €; or the Lúa Chea menu, from 125 €. But also with its menu, tasting delicacies such as prawn carpaccio, ginger mayonnaise, passion fruit and celery and apple cream; lobster salpicón, lobster, prawns and prawns; or Galician beef tenderloin, parmentier and vegetables.

Where? At Paseo Eduardo Dato 5, Madrid


With more than 30 years of experience in the capital -they are already in their second generation-, this is another of the Galician restaurants in Madrid where they serve traditional Galician cuisine, but with an innovative and renewed touch, always betting on the quality of the product. One of its specialties is seasonal seafood, but other ingredients such as Txangurro, the different options of hake, Xou As with Padrón peppers, empanadas or the different rice dishes on the menu also stand out.

Where? At 39 Menorca Street, Madrid


With more than half a century of history, this restaurant has a special place in the Galician offer of the capital. Since 1981 it has been in the hands of Pescaderías Coruñesas, and specializes in fish and seafood. Its menu is full of simple and natural proposals but that perfectly meet the characteristic Galician essence. You must try the clams from Carril a la marinera, the cooked langoustines from Marín, the txangurro au gratin, the Galician razor clams in pickled sauce or the Galician lobster salpicón, among other options.

Where? At 20 Reina Mercedes Street, Madrid


If you are looking for a different, creative and casual proposal without losing the Galician essence, this modern tavern should be your stop. Its cuisine #MadeInGalicia with a special touch and fusion with other gastronomies of the world makes its proposal a reference for daring palates. Starting with the seafood croquette or the parrot pie, and going through the seafood suquet dumplings or the shrimp and prawn tartar. Here all the dishes are an explosion of varied flavors. You have to try it to understand it.

Where? In calle de la Reina 31, Madrid

Montes de Galicia

Another very good option to try quality Galician cuisine is in this restaurant located in the Guindalera area. Open since 1997, they serve a proposal that combines the traditional with renewed and innovative recipes. Chef José Espasandín’s suggestions include cod fritters, spider crab timbale, octopus á feira or Galician cheesecake, among other delicacies. In addition, they now have a special menu to celebrate its 26th birthday, with a price of 90 € per diner.

Where? 46 Azcona Street, Madrid


The project of Augusto Álvarez and Miguel F. Vidal is also another must-visit if you want to travel to Galicia without leaving the capital. In the heart of the Chueca neighborhood, it is another Galician restaurant in Madrid where you can taste recipes made with Galician products, but with exotic flavors from Asia or Latin America. Some of its hits are the brioche of Galician stew and San Simón cheese, the tortilliña a la coruñesa, the mini-croissant of Balfegó tuna, salsa verde mex, quail egg, grilled octopus, the filloa of cow’s tail or the Morgana cheesecake.

Where? At 5 Libertad Street, Madrid