The wine Carnival in Haro takes place every year. A fantastic festival in Rioja Spain. Haro, the town that is home to many of La Rioja´s great wineries and famous for its wine battle festival, celebrates “Carnaval” (Carnival) like many other cities in Spain…but in its own way. … Read More
Continuing with our ´where to eat in Rioja´ series, here we have put together 4 of the best places to ´tapear´(eat tapas) in Haro. You can also eat tapas at some local wineries during your winery visits in Haro, Rioja (although, this is not available in every winery).
As indicated in our last post, Haro is rich in gastronomic and wine history. Many of their traditional festivals are centred around food and wine, and involve all-day drinking and eating. One of the most famous festivals of the area, the ´Wine Battle´, can be traced back to the year 553. In honour of three centuries of religious pilgrimage, a flag is carried to the highest point in the area by an official on horseback, signalling the start of the Wine Battle. Wine is sprayed through wine skins and spray pumps, covering all that gather in the area, and the local people drench each other in wine. The festival continues back at the main Plaza, where music is played and food is shared.
The ´Jamonero´ has a name that refers to all things ´jamón´ (ham) and offers a selection of traditional tapas dishes that are great to share. Here you will find above all fantastic quality jamón, although do not miss out on their other tapas and pinchos dishes.
El Jamonero is located in the centre of Haro and also offers a selection of local Riojan wines. They even have a website if would like to see a map of their location or find out more about them.
Mesón Los Berones is a local and authentic tapas bar in Haro, designed for locals who enjoy traditional Riojan tapas. It is very local and you are unlikely to find any other foreigners in the place, meaning that Spanish speaking here will help.
Bar Benigno offers classic and traditional ´raciones´, which are slightly larger tapas portions. Simple and rustic, you can order a couple of plates to share, such as their famous ´patatas bravas´ (fried potatos with a tomato sauce).
Bar Obarenes is located in the centre of the city and has a selection of Riojan dishes to choose from. They also have a ´menu del día´ available, which will contain 2-3 courses of traditional Riojan plates and usually a drink, coffee and bread.
In case you are planning a trip to Haro we recommend you stay at hotel Los Agustinos in Haro, a very elegant hotel and the heart of Haro. Haro one of the citiies in the world with more wineries per square metre. You will enjoy wine culture in this Riojan Town.
You can also find information on places to eat in Haro at our best restaurants in Haro section.
The wine battle in Haro takes place on June 29th every year. A perfect occasion to learn about wine in Rioja and to have fun throwing wine to people
The idea of a wine battle may sound strange… but is Big fun. On June 29th the City of Haro hosts one of the less harmful battles in the world. A long tradition explains why this Fiesta became so famous and well-known … Read More
Discover the best of La Rioja with this short but complete road trip itinerary in Spain´s top wine region in which you will visit emblematic wineries and taste their wines, explore magnificent landscapes, taste the traditional gastronomy of Rioja, get to know its culture and curiosities, and enjoy activities related to the world of wine. We have carefully selected each of the services recommended to make this the best way to discover this wonderful region. … Read More
Logroño is best known in Spain for the tapas bars in the old district. Calle Laurel, Travesía de Laurel, and Calle San Agustin are full of bars and taverns where locals enjoy Riojan wine with their favorite pinchos. Pinchos culture is best enjoyed with a local in this Logroño tapas tour. Get to know the best bars and tapas and also lots of anecdotes about Logroño … Read More