If Logroño is famous for something, apart from its monumental beauty, it is for holding the title as "The Gourmet Capital of Spain". Thus, pilgrims should not miss out on a tour of its famous wine streets.
Between its Calle Portales, its name comes from the arcades built in the late nineteenth century, and the new area, but still in the heart of the old town the famous streets of Laurel and San Juan are located, two obligatory stops. In the first case, the streets and side streets of calle Laurel are home to about a hundred different bars and tasty snacks, a compendium of the best cuisine in La Rioja. A place of " chiquiteo "(fun & food) and " tapas " every bar offers several gastronomic specialties.
Some only offer small tasters and others serve a variety of dishes. It is common to get to know the locals, not by name but by the specialty they offer. Migas (breadcrumbs with a variety of flavours), embuchados (lamb) or cojonudos (chorizo, fried egg and roasted pepper on bread) are just some of the culinary offerings that pilgrims can enjoy there. The oldest establishment is Blanco y Negro, with very notable tapas. Parallel to the calle Portales is the Calle San Juan, with various bars full of attractive snacks and tapas. With so much on offer it is difficult to choose.
One certainty, it is always recommendable to wash down the tapas with a wine from Rioja. This area to many of the locals is called " The trail of the Elephants ", because those who have more than one glass, which is the majority, leave on all fours and resemble an elephant. See all recommended restaurants
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