Maria Castaña

Santiago de Compostela

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Maria Castaña

A good rule of thumb to find the best food in a new city is to find the place most enjoyed by locals. Maria Castaña is that place in Santiago. Closed to the Cathedra, this restaurant will offer you the best octopus prunes and fish on the market, together with a very professional service.


As the region’s capital, Santiago is the hub for Galician culinary experiences. Seafood is one of the main specialities and some of the best offerings can be found on Rúa do Franco as well as Rúa do Vilar. Besides fresh fish, local specialties include charcoal-grilled meat, cured ham and beef and other cold meats like chorizo, salchichón and morcilla. Local cheeses include Cebreiro, Arzúa, Tetilla and San Simón.