The best restaurants in Logroño
Logroño, capital of the region of Rioja in Spain, has in gastronomy its most important touristic appeal. Restaurants and bistros get together in this city that holds wine tradition and wine business deep in its soul. Rioja is a land of wine and wineries. A holiday in Rioja should always include a visit to one or more wineries. But it should also include a visit to a good number of restaurants where top Riojan cuisine can be enjoyed.
1. Tondeluna (Muro de Francisco de la Mata St., 9) – Phone +34 941 23 64 25
This restaurant seeks to change the traditional concept of restoration an open concept kitchen. In the center of the room six long tables are distributed. Their orientation is perpendicular to the kitchen. Thus, you can see the whole cooking process by turning your head around. They have several menus ranging from 20 to 40 euros + VAT.
We emphasize its caviar tin of red wine on cheese cream, the soft salmon ceviche cured in salt, with mayonnaise, avocado and wakame seaweed; its riojan caramelized peppers with potatoes and egg made at 65°C; their cheeks cod pil-pil on potatoes; and his mojito ice cream with mint and banana salad.
2. Enascuas (Hermanos Moroy St., 22) – Phone +34 941 24 68 67
This is a roaster restaurant that combines the traditional Riojan cuisine with modern cuisine, which can be perceived in the aesthetics of the dish presentations. They offer a good wine list and even a take away service...
The menu features delights such as Crystal Peppers, Asparagus from Ribera del Ebro (Ebro riverbanks), Veggie stew, Home-made croquettes, Seasonal vegetables with foie; Caparrones (red beans soup) from Anguiano; Riojan style potatoes; Garlic soups; Lamb and potatoes stew; Lamb chops made on hot coal (vine-branches), Baked Fish, Grilled piece of Cod, Chocolate Eclairs, Ice-cream covered by a natural lemon cream or the Serrano dessert.
3. La Galería (Saturnino Ularqui St., 5) – Phone +34 941 20 73 66
José Félix Rodríguez, cook, and Raúl Martínez, sommelier, lead this restaurant since 2005. Both met at the prestigious Restaurant Echaurren. They offer a complete selection of wines, an innovative menu, good care service and attention to details.
4. La Ribera (Hotel AC Marriot La Rioja - Madre de Dios St., 21) – Phone +34 941 27 23 50
Restaurant La Ribera is located at the Hotel AC La Rioja. This is a four star hotel tha offers at its restaurant an exquisite menu where tradition meets cutting edge preparations.
5. La Tavina (Laurel St., 2) – Phone +34 941 10 23 00
At the heart of Laurel Street you can reach this modern space where wine is king. It consists of three floors that are divided into bar, tavern / store (wine bar) and dining area. They propose an Interesting concept of daily special dishess that can be combined to become a full meal menu. You can buy your wine at the store and take it to the dining room (2 euros corkage).
6. La Cocina de Ramón (Portales St., 30) – Phone +34 941 28 98 08
Ramón Piñeiro’s place is small and offers a distintictive family atmosphere. It is located at the center of Logroño. The restaurant´s main argument is Riojan traditional quality cuisine, but they do not rule out dishes from other regions.
They have three menus (house, steak and gastronomic) ranging from 28.50 to 37 euros + VAT. If you prefer to eat a la carte you can choose seasonal products. They offer something we like a lot in turismodevino: a pairing of three wines for 10 euros + VAT
7. Marinée (Plaza del Mercado Sq., 2-3) – Phone +34 941 24 39 10
Aitor Esnal is a lover of seasonal cuisine and this is reflected in his menus; which are determined by the extraordinary influence of what is available at the market during a day, week or season. Season Menu € 19.50 (weekdays) and € 22.00 Weekend Season Menu, both including VAT.
8. Portales 24 (Portales St., 24) – Phone +34 941 22 33 27
This is large restaurant .Modern decoration and traditional cuisine get together to offer a menu suitable for everybody´s taste. You will find some avant-garde proposals. Besides the option to eat a la carte they offer a menu for around € 30.
9. Cachetero (Laurel St., 3) – Phone +34 941 22 84 63
We could start with seasonal vegetables, or you may rather opt for their Caparrones (red beans soup); Pochas (white beans and sausage soup); Foie Toast; Stuffed peppers and mushrooms with squid ink sauce or Truffled Egg. Cachetero offers a good tasting menu for 28 euros including VAT which is comprised of 5 small dishes, two entrees, fish, meat, dessert and water. Wine or coffee are not included.
10. Taberna Herrerías (Herrerías St., 24) – Phone +34 941 24 10 01
This restaurant is a restored mansion whose origin dates back to the XVI century. Downstairs you will find the bar, a perfect place to enjoy an aperitif. The kitchen is located on the ground floor and on the second floor you will find the dining area. Exellent seafood and some classical Riojan cuisine dishes are available: asparagus, artichokes or caparrones (red beans soup). Also worth mentioning are the restaurant view´s over the front of the Church of San Bartolomé (XIII) and the spire of the church of Santa María de Palacio.
11. Asador Herventia (Capitán Gallarza St., 10 corner Portales) – Phone +34 941 24 40 92
Modern style dishes are offered at this Sador (roaster) in an atmosphere combining modernity and tradition (some of the details of the restaurant´s decoration bring us back to a local early twentieth century with its pillars scattered around the room and its white globe-shaped lamps). They often celebrate splendid and really advisable gastronomic events, which vary depending on the season. In the same Street, Portales nº7, they have another roaster restaurant; El Portalón.
12. Mesón Egües (Calle de la Campa St., 3) – Phone +34 941 22 86 03
Fermín Lasa runs the kitchen and he declares himself as a follower of the cooking style of Julián de Tolosa . The restaurant proposes a traditional setting which is the perfect match for the traditional dishes served here. Garlic Soup, Broth, Piquillo Red Peppers, Riojan Cogollos (a kind of lettuce), Riojan beans, Spanish omelettes, Grilled mushrooms with Foie, Sauteed Beans followed as a main course: a wide variety of meat and fish.
We trust you find enough information on this section to make your decision on which restaurants you would like to see included during your wine trip in Rioja. Logroño does not offer the ultimate wine country experience in Rioja (for that we would recommend you opt for some of the smaller villages not far from the Riojan Capital) but Logroño does offer for sure a fantastic gastronomic experience… We soon will be publishing a post with some recommendations for tapas and pintxos in Logroño. IN the mean time, you can also find information to build your holiday in Rioja in our section with ideas for a wine route in the region. The Rioja tourism website is also a good source of information to learn about things going on. This website only covers the Riojan region... you may also want to have a look at the website with information on Rioja Alavesa (since the Rioja wine producing region is divided into 3 administrative entities -the 3rd one being Navarre) it is sometimes difficult to gather all the necessary information on one single site.
Remember also that we can help you build your wine holiday in Rioja.
Includes: Accommodation at the Hotel Los Bracos, a 4 star hotel located in the center of Logroño, buffet breakfast, winery visit, and lunch in Logroño. The hotel is 2 minutes from the famous Calle Laurel, known in Rioja for its abundance of pinchos and tapas bars. You will visit a known winery in Logroño and enjoy traditional Riojan gastronomy in a restaurant in the center of the city. You will not find this package on any other website. Please contact us for extra beds or groups
Without a doubt this is one of the best hotels in Rioja. Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja in Logroño is 4* hotel, with an excellent location. You will stay in the center of Logroño, just a few minutes by foot from the shopping area and the famous Calle Laurel. The hotel has a small spa, perfect to relax after a day of visiting the region
The Bodega Finca de los Arandinos Hotel, is located near the city of Logrono. Surrounded by vineyards it is a modern building known for its very original design. Each of the hotel rooms has balconies offering beautiful views over the vineyards of La Rioja. The rooms are luminous and enhanced by the winery hotel’s contemporary design. The hotel has a spa, which can be enjoyed by guests needing a rest after a full day’s tourism in the region. The spa offers a pool, a hammam, a sauna and a jacuzzi
This enchanting and fun activity will show you what it´s like to be a wine expert for a day. Perfect for children and small groups of adults. You will not only learn by watching the activity leader, but you will also get to try the activities yourself- feel like a real enologist and pretend you are a Riojan winemaker! Minimum of 4 people. Best booked in advance