Despite its natural and monumental beauties, Ávila is not a province that is distinguished by its restaurants, which are scarce and generally modest. Most are concentrated in the capital and in Arévalo, the capital of the suckling pig. They have even erected a monument to him. Already in 1878, these piglets from Arévalo are accredited. There is surely no place in Spain with so many establishments dedicated to roasts per inhabitant. One of the most prominent is the Siboney grill, where only Arévalo suckling pigs are used, roasted in the traditional way in a wood oven that is in view of the dining room. Juicy, with the meat so tender that it melts in your mouth, without a hint of fat and with a very crispy skin. They are served in a richly decorated dining room, a museum of valuable antiques. How good Castilian steakhouse The lambs also take center stage there. Always accompanied by a good salad. You will also find good tostones in the Las Cubas grill, a classic of the town.
We are going to the capital to eat at the best restaurant in Avila, which is also among the most outstanding in Castilla y León: The store, at the exit of the city on the Salamanca road. For more than twenty years, the cook Isidora Beotas and her husband, Julio Delgado, have been running the dining room in front of this house, a gastronomic reference in which, in addition to eating very well, they enjoy excellent views of the wall. Current cuisine dishes, without excesses, that alternate with others that respond to the Avila tradition such as the Navalonguilla beans stewed or the ribeye of avileño. It also has a very complete cellar. And as a hallmark, kindness in abundance.
In the Cathedral square, Caraway It is another recommended dining room, with its traditional cuisine. The same line, with a menu of popular dishes, follows a classic of the city, Barbican, very central, with the dining room on the top floor and a good bar at the entrance. In a more modern plan, Bococo, which recently changed its location. In the capital of Avila it is advisable to dedicate yourself to tapas. The two main areas are around the Plaza del Mercado Chico, where the Town Hall is located, and on Calle San Segundo. In the first, aim Gredos or The Good Yantar. In the second, La Bodeguita de San Segundo, with a wide range of wines and portions. And since you are in Ávila, don’t leave without buying some yemas from Santa Teresa. The best, in The Flower of Castile.
Another important gastronomic point of the province of Ávila is in Espino Holes, where the road to the Circo de Gredos starts. There, in the hotel of the same name, with spectacular views of the Circus and the entire mountain range, you will find The Royal Kite, reference of the area. Well-updated traditional cuisine in which there is no shortage of the classic-style El Barco beans or the good Avilanian beef from the area in different cuts. It also has a large cellar. In the same locality, The Look of Gredos, in another nice hotel with a view, is a good alternative.
In the stately town of Piedrahita, where a palace of the Casa de Alba stands, two recommended sites: Chivis and the Hostal Gran Duque. The first is a modest place whose homemade stews are a temptation, especially the white beans with chorizo and the revolconas potatoes. The second, in a hostel located in the center of town, a rising value with a traditional cuisine with some somewhat more innovative touches. And finally, in The Ship of Avila, another recommendation: LY2, a simple restaurant with careful traditional cuisine with current nods at very affordable prices. Their specialty, the roast suckling pig.
The store. Carretera de Salamanca, 6. Ávila.
Caraway. Plaza de la Catedral, 15. Ávila
Barbican. Plaza Santa Teresa de Jesús, 8. Ávila
Bococo. Estrada, 11. Ávila.
Gredos. Comuneros de Castilla, 4. Ávila.
The Good Yantar. Vallespín, 1. Ávila.
La Bodeguita de San Segundo. San Segundo, 19. Ávila.
Siboney Grill. Figones, 4. Arévalo.
Las Cubas. Figones, 8. Arévalo.
The Royal Kite. El Toleo, 2. Hoyos del Espino.
The Look of Gredos. Carretera del Barco, s / n. Hoyos del Espino.
Chivis. Theater, 10. Piedrahíta.del Espino.
Gran Duque Hostel. Pastelería, 17. Piedrahíta.
LY2. Ctra. Soria-Plasencia, km.337. The Ship of Avila.