BEST RESTAURANTS IN CANTABRIA
Our recommendations on the best restaurants in Cantabria
Where to eat in Cantabria
Cantabria has some amazing restaurants. Most of them have reasonable prices and great quality. We recommend you make a reservation in most of them as they are normally full, specially in peak seasons. Here is a list of what we consider to be some of the best restaurants in Cantabria.
Restaurante El Pucheru, Barcenaciones
El Pucheru is located in Barcenaciones. 100% home-made food, specially the Cocido Montañes, which is a local and delicious stew you MUST TRY! They’re also really good with grilled meat. Their quality is excellent and their price is quite low.
The Pucheru also has an indoor kids park for the younger ones with ball pools and tons of games, its the perfect place to go and keep them busy while you enjoy a serious meal!
Restaurante El Pucheru
Tlf. 942 816 009 / 942 816 176
Casa Calvo, Puente de San Miguel
The restaurant Casa Calvo is in Puente de San Miguel, barely 8kms away from our houses. It is a fantastic restaurant and recommended on the Michelin guide, the prices are quite low and the quality amazingly high.
Make sure you reserve as the restaurant is quite small.
Restaurante Casa Calvo
Puente de San Miguel
Bar Cuesta, Cerrazo
An all-time favorite in the area. Casa Cuesta is in Cerrazo, around 10kms away from Barcenaciones. Without a doubt it’s one of the best quality/price ratio in the area. The portions are huge, and the food is of excellent quality.
You must reserve as it’s always full, during the weekends its almost impossible to have a table without a previous reservation.
Restaurante Casa Cuesta
Casa Cofiño, Caviedes
To get there, take the N634 towards Cabezon de la Sal, cross the town and continue on the same road. 10kms after Treceño you’ll see the sign to Caviedes.
This restaurant is definitely highly recommended, you have to reserve as its always full. The quality is incredible and prices are quite good too. We especially recommend the meat and the stews. Mari Cruz o Jose.
Tel. 942708046 (Mari Cruz or Jose)
La Nogalea, Ruente
New owners, new menu, new dishes, but with the quality of always.
Very pleasant location with great quality and price.
Tel: 942 2709101
Las Redes, San Vicente de la Barquera
This restaurant’s specialty is the Rice with lobster. For €23.50/ per person, always order one ration less than the number of people you are, as the rations are huge. Once you enter San Vicente de la Barquera, just continue until the end, when you reach the end, the restaurant is on the right.
San Vicente de la Barquera
El Retiro en San Vicente de la Barquera
If you’re a fish fan, this restaurant is for you. Miguel Angel, the owner, was a fisherman for many years and he knows his stuff! The ambiance is nice and not packed with tourists. Cross the bridge over the river and in front of the fishermans wharf you’ll find it on the second street that goes up. You can park there easily.
San Vicente de la Barquera
Tel: 942710812 (Miguel Ángel).
La Portilla, Celis
If you go to the Caves of El Soplao, the town of Celis has this magnificent restaurant. You should reserve as its always full. It’s 2 kms away from the caves.
Celis ( cerca de las cuevas de El Soplao)
The restaurant Santa Lucia is on the Road CA 180 that takes to the Valley of Cabuerniga. The area is beautiful and it has a very nice garden with a playing area for children. If the weather is good, ask to be seated in the garden.
Carretera CA 180 hacia Valle de Cabuérniga
Restaurante la Ermita, San Pedro Rudagüera
Great restaurant in a town that is off the beaten track, yet very charming. Excellent price-quality ratio. The service is fantastic and the food is modern and really thought over. The town is beautiful and offers the possibility of having an after-lunch stroll down the river. Kids can play in the square after eating, leaving the parents to rest the food a bit.
San Pedro Rudagüera
Tel. 942 719 071
Restaurante Imperial, Santander
This restaurant is on a first floor. Magnificent fish at a very good price. Most of our clients love it, it’s very close to Puerto Chico in Santander.
The area has tons of high-quality restaurants: El Bar del Puerto, La Posada del Mar, La Bombi, etc.
17, Calle Casimiro Sainz
Santander (Zona de Puertochico)
Mesón La Bolera, Los Tojos.
Typical restaurant in a town with marvelous views. The prices are good and the bean stews are just extraordinary. You should reserve and ask to be seated next to the windows.
Meson La Bolera
Carretera General, S/N, 39518 Los Tojos,
942 706 035
La Hérmida, Herrera de Ibio
2 km away from Herrera de Ibio. The location of this restaurant is just mind-blowing. It is in the middle of the hills, in a far-fetched place, yet the quality of the food and the service is worth the trip up the road ( by car). You’ll feel like you’ve been invited to dine in the house of a friend. It’s a great place to organize a trekking that ends with a great meal.
Make sure you reserve as the place is quite small.
141, 39509 Herrera de Ibio,
Tel 942 091211
El Refugio, Tanos
Tradicional grill with some of the best meat in the area. It’s perfect for the meatlovers. The terrace is very nice. Easy to park and the prices are quite good too.
Restaurante El Refugio
Barrio Mies Coterios, 364, 39316 Tanos
Tel: +34 942 80 46 58
El Remedio, Ruiloba
Magnificent restaurant, a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth it for the food and the views. A bit hard to find but definitely worth it.
Restaurante El Remedio
Barrio Liandres, s/n, 39527 Ruiloba, Cantabria, Spain
Tel: +34 942 10 78 13