Eating in Villafranca Montes de Oca

Eating in Villafranca Montes de Oca

The dining options in Villafranca Montes de Oca are limited. Villafranca Montes de Oca is a small town in the Burgos providence with barely 100 residents. However, it is along the Way to Santiago, so there are some bars and restaurants for travelers that want to rest a bit or for those that visit travelers. Here is what we recommend eating near Villafranca Montes de Oca.

The local cuisine is very similar to what you could find in the rest of the Burgos province. The main dishes you can eat in Villafranca Montes de Oca are the cabrito (roasted lamb), the cordero lechal asados (suckling lamb), the caldereta de cordero (lamb stew) and a variety of hearty soups with vegetables and garlic for the cold winters. The soups are very necessary during the many winter nights that reach temperatures below zero.

This town, bordering the Demanda mountain range, is well-known among hunters so local establishments offer dishes or tapas with game meat. Throughout the spring and summer, they mostly offer carne de corzo (deer meat), and from September to March boar and deer, along with rabbits and birds.

We recommend eating traditional dishes in Villafranca Montes de Oca, like garlic mushrooms and scrambled mushrooms. This is a town rich with mushrooms during the fall.

For tapas, you will find products typical of the province – embutidos, especially the morcilla de Burgos and chorizo (types of sausage)- fresh Burgos cheese is also typical, and often produced in the nearby town of Briviesca.

There are few establishments to eat at in Villafranca Montes de Oca. However, some can be found along the road that connects Burgos to Logroño, which has become Calle Mayor.

For tapas, there is Bar Jomer which serves homemade food at a very good price. We recommend the tortilla de morcilla (black pudding).

We continue with Mesón Alba, a traditional travel stop, which indicates that the portions are plentiful and well-priced. It is ideal for travelers who want to replenish their strength.

The hotel restaurant San Antón Abad has a menu for groups and a menu with seasonal game meat.

The restaurant El Pájaro, is a traditional stop for those traveling the old route between Burgos and Logroño. It has a wide variety of delicious embutidos (sausages).

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