Rua da Ostras


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Rua da Ostras

This street leading up to the town's port is jam-packed with restaurants and vendors offering up some of the freshest seafood imaginable. Walk up the street away from the port to find the best value deals, and do sample the fresh oysters at a stall that suits your fancy.


As one might well-expect from the world's largest fishing port, seafood reigns supreme in Vigo, and is best enjoyed as part of traditional Galician offerings such as "polbo á feira" (or "pulpo a la gallega", octopus dusted with red paprika and sprinkled with oil). There is plenty beyond fine seafood, however - "lacón con grelos", for example, is traditional pork leg with greens, and Galician "empanadas" (or meat pies).