Am I exaggerating to say that it is worth stopping in Burgos just to try this beer? Yes, yes, I know, the real reason is the Cathedral but the risk of sounding superficial, you can eat some great tapas and leave with a great memory of the Gothic art. Well, that happened to me and it would make particular impressions here. We ordered a sausage kebabs and I would definetely order them again! As almost everyone has highlighted here, unless you have had any 'bad' luck, this site is good, nice (take great care presentation) and dirt cheap. Quick service even though it is true that he was at the top and it was a weekday! I mean, I do not want to imagine what will be a Sunday. Anyway, about the places recommended and this, of course it is.
This is delicious Spanish and Mediterranean food, made with love at priced at a good value. It is in an "urban tavern" which basically means a small family restaurant. It is located in the heart of the old town of Burgos (street Fernán González), to a passage of the cathedral and the Gothic churches of the city highlights. The restaurant takes advantage of the view of an old stone factory and interior decoration combines perfectly the minimalist furniture with ancient masonry stone and soft lighting that makes it very cozy. The specialt is roast lamb but I recommend that you also try the tapas. A very delicious dish is the roasted vegetables and goat cheese Biscayan cod. For dessert you can not miss the orange. It is a really delicious cream. Enjoy!
Casa Ojega is an institution in Burgos and it's widely thought to have the best "lechazo" (oven-roasted lamb) in the city. The restaurant originally opened in 1912 and has been serving up hearty Castillian cuisine like roast lamb, cocido (a garbanzo stew popular in inland Spain), ox tail, and Burgos' own morcilla blood sausage ever since.
The downstairs part of the restaurant is a sprawling tapas bar where you can stop by to grab a glass of wine and a quick appetizer, but if you're interested in trying the lamb (which you should be), make sure to call a few days ahead of time and reserve a table in the historic upstairs dining room.
We got the quail pate for starters which was both savory and light and then ordered a "lechazo" and salad to split. Every morning, dozens of lamb legs are par-roasted for hours in the restaurant's traditional wood-fire ovens and then they are finished in the oven to order. They're given a light treatment with just seasoning and perhaps a little white wine so that the natural flavor of the lamb can shine through. And God is it good. The lamb was juicy and unctuous and the skin was wonderfully crisp and smoky from the oven. The side salad is a simple affair of lettuce, onions, and vinegar designed to clean your palate between bites of the fatty lamb.
One lamb leg, salad, a nice bottle of Ribera de Duero wine, and starter came out to around 75 euros, a bit on the pricey side but nothing out of this world for a hearty lunch in Burgos' most famous restaurant. I 100% recommend it!
Juarreño is one of the most popular bakeries in the city of Burgos, especially due to its specialty: Chocolates, whether in the form of chocolates, or chocolate mousses. Highlights include chocolate-mousse with nuts and new flavors. It is high quality pastry and also very creative, as you can see in the photos that accompany. It is tough for me to advise on their pastries because every single one is exquisite, but as they approach the holidays, you absolutely must try one of the craftsmen nougat (almond, hazelnut, baileys, cherry and white chocolate, etc..). Prepare your pocket though because the high quality also means that it comes at a high price (to give you an idea, an artisan chocolate bar out between 12 and 15 euros, depending on weight). Besides pastry cafe Juarreño has coffees, teas and specialty chocolates and some gourmet candy. If you go to Burgos, be sure to try the three places that have Juarreño in the capital.
This is a great place with a great price. There are often a lot of people but everyone was comfortable both standing at the bar or seated at tables. If I return to Burgos I will without a doubt visit this place. I'm doing this review to give you an idea of what it was like. I ate an ox burger for 3.50€ and it was very good. "La parejita" (pictured) was also good but the peppers were rather spicy.
The second spot we stopped in Burgos was Rimbombin, which is found in the same area at the Meson de Burgos (very close to the Plaza Mayor). This place is known for the Iberian toasted bread called "tomaca" (which is great), wine (also a couple of glasses of Ribera) a little more acidic than in the inn Burgos, but the price is also somewhat lower: Two Alpargatas (very rich) Iberian, for two skewers and two glasses of wine we only had to pay € 8.