Burgo de Osma, declared a Town of Touristic Interest in 1962, has a fascinating past. This battle site where Moors and Christians fought during the Middle Ages will take you a full day to visit. You will therefore have to stop to eat in Burgo de Osma and it will certainly be a success. You’ll be able to enjoy the Castilian gastronomy in the tapas bars as well as the restaurants where you can order from a menu.
Situated in the western part of the province of Soria, Burgo de Osma, in addition to being a cultural enclave endowed with great charm, is one of the places where Soria’s cuisine benefits from the traditional recipes passed down from parents to children. Since it’s an area that’s cold nearly all year round, dishes cooked in the oven are characteristic, such as the lamb roasted over sarmientos (bundles of grape branches), and the migas (“crumbs”) with torreznos and chorizos. From mid-January to mid-April, the Jornadas de la Matanza are celebrated in El Burgo. If you want advice regarding what to eat in Burgo de Osma, in addition to the dishes derived from the matanza (slaughter), considered to be Cultural Heritage in the province of Soria since 1948, there are the typical recipes prepared with cardo (a kind of thistle), cultivated in the lands bathed by the Duero river, which has a great reputation and is usually consumed during Christmas, its harvest season; it is prepared fried, boiled, breaded or in sauce; and the alubias (a kind of bean) come in five different varieties. During hunting season in Burgo de Osma, you can eat pickled and stuffed quail and partridge.
The local wine has D.O. Ribera del Duero and, specifically, the wine of Burgo de Osma has a clear color and little gradation.
In the bakeries you’ll find good bread and other baked goods like harinados and sobones (a type of smashed, rectangular buns with folds, a crispy crust and covered in sugar). Like the rest of Soria’s towns you’ll find Mantequilla de Soria (Butter of Soria) with D.O.P..
You’ll find good places to eat tapas in Burgo de Osma. Close to the Catedral de Asunción is the Bar Palacio del Virrey, situated in an old palace. It’s worth it to see the location and relax on the terrace with a drink after visiting the cathedral.
On the Calle Mayor there is the Bar el Refugio if you want to enjoy a good tabla matancera and an artisanal beer. On the same street is the Bar Arévacos, for beers and tapas. If you continue in that direction you’ll arrive at Doña Remedios, next to city hall, a place with a pleasant atmosphere perfect especially for making a stop mid-morning.
Finally, at the end of the Calle Mayor, there is Mesón Luis, which has delicious stewed mushroom as well as pig’s ear tapas.
We recommend the most distinguished places to eat in Burgo de Osma. The restaurant at the hotel Virrey II Palafox, which has been running for more than forty years, offers tradition and innovation with careful preparation and kind service. The restaurant also celebrates the Jornadas de la Matanza.
The restaurant Argaela, at the hotel Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma, offers traditional Castilian cuisine with a large menu and careful presentation.
A more economical option for eating in Burgo de Osma is the Restaurante 2000, which has a daily menu from which you can enjoy, for example, the boletus risotto first and then the grilled entrecot steak.
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