I dined at this restaurant in the centre of Oviedo, one of the best known of the city, and the truth is I was delighted. For starters we got a goat’s cheese salad with Iberian ham and it was delicious.
Then my wife ate a bass that I did not try but which looked very nice, and I ate the Cachopo (a type of sandwich made of ham, cheese and asparagus where instead of bread fillets of beef, fish or vegetables are used) that tasted great.
I've eaten here more often and the truth is that one eats very well, and on top of that, you are in the downtown Oviedo.
This restaurant is in the famous Gascon, the street with all the cider houses in Oviedo. You can taste some of the best Asturian cuisine like bean stew, soups, cheese sausage, toast with picadillo, all accompanied by good cider. There is also a shop where you can buy local Asturian produce. I recommend ordering the Asturias plate for 4 people and nothing else. You'll get very, very good food. There's another larger restaurant just outside Oviedo, in Colloto.
If you go here, you can't leave without trying the typical Asturian sweet which is casadielles, a pastry filled with a thin cream, and carbayones, although make sure you leave some space for a "little princess" which are delicious thumbnails that melt in your mouth and the famous Muscovites, which is an almond paste with cream coated in chocolate, that made this confectionery famous.
This place is a classic, everybody in Oviedo knows the Paloma, a popular meeting place after work. It's famous for its Vermouth Sundays and its wonderful coated prawns. And what about the staff! There provide excellent service, all the time.
The Restaurante Casa Ramon is one of the most emblematic restaurants in Oviedo. Located in the Plaza del Fontan, it gets pretty crowded on market days due to its reputation and its delicious tapas dishes. They say that the character of its owner Ramon is a bit unpredictable, depending on the day! When you visit, you should order the seafood broth (if it is summer / spring) and a pincho. It won't disappoint!
The smell of smoke and the sound of the Horreos River surrounded the charming village. The streets are like puzzles, you find new things with every step. The main street, in the heart of the village, we found a heavenly breadbox. It was small, but cozy dining on Asturian food. The excellent menu had really delicious Asturian stew, one that was really, really good, and it continued with the second plate, the compango cod with homemade potatoes. Plus we had coffee, frisuelos dessert, and wine for the excellent weekday price of 10 euros.
Yesterday, December 8, we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary with family at the Restaurant La Barge of Oviedo. Today (the day after) we are just remembering how good it was and trying to find some fault with something but we aren't able to! It was just perfect. The staff looked after us very well during the five hours that we were there and we paid a very reasonable price for everything we ate and drank, which was not a small amount. We didn't have to wait for anything, didn't need to ask for anything - the service was exceptional. I would like to sincerely thank all of the staff who contributed towards the wonderful memories that we will have of the day. Thank you.
Exceptional service in a place with real charm. We had 3 dishes to share, wine, dessert and coffee and we thought the price was very reasonable. The food is not plentiful .... but everything is organic and fresh. Chema knows his stuff. The only issue were the mosquitoes outside but for the second dish we moved to the dining room inside instead.
My wife and I spent two days there and ate very well. The service was very nice, the fabada, mussels and bread are delicious. I recommend is both for lunch and dinner, and I assure you that the portions are for champions.
Everything's really good, it's completely like being in another era. Maybe the worst thing is the shift system (to accommodate so many people, you have 1h shifts, so the next table aren't kept waiting you have to go pretty much with your dessert in your mouth!) Desserts are really delicious and great smoothies.
In the centrally located Peñausende, the staff offers all kinds of traditional Asturian cuisine like snails, cachopo, and grilled or braised fish. It's also a wine bar and cellar with various references and all kinds of denomination of origin. They also have tapas to choose from, like croquettes or toast.
If your time is really valuable, then this isn't where you want to eat. The food was great, and the few waitresses do what they can, but you need a good two hours to eat lunch. And the discussion between the kitchen and the waitresses was not wasted. The service was poor because there weren't enough people working. If you are lucky and there aren't many people, then you'll enjoy a comfortable place with good food. Try your luck!
The Fartuquin is a typical restaurant where you go for dinner on Saturday before going on to meet friends etc. It is in an ideal location in Oviedo, close to the two busiest streets of the city: Calle Carpio and Calle Oscura. Opposite the restaurant are Campillín gardens and the entrance of the old town near Santo Domingo. The restaurant offers a full and varied menu of the day for a set price. It serves local specialties and the best Asturian cuisine such as Cantabrian fish stews, veal, different types of sausage, squid and typical desserts like rice pudding and cheesecake. The price of the daily menu is very good, the dinner menu is more expensive but the quality is good and it is worth it.
The pizzas are great at this place, if you order a slice of pizza, they give you a beer too and vice versa. You can also order pizza to take home which is great. The place is full of people having a drink, waiting for their fresh pizzas to be prepared.