This fishing village is located on the border of the Principality of Asturias, separated by the Eo river. If you want to know what to eat in Ribadeo, we’ll tell you that you can find typical Galician and Asturian dishes there. Because it’s located at the Eo river and very close to the ocean, a prominent local food staple is seafood, such as clams, scallops, cockles, and oysters. At the region’s extensive beaches and marshlands work the fishermen, who bring the fresh product to restaurants in the area. There is an abundance of navajas, which in Galician are called longueirón, and it’s common to find at bars tapas and small portions of empanadas de navajas, which is the gastronomic specialty of the area.
As in other Galician towns, you can taste the famous pulpo a feira (in the Galician style) with the exquisite Patatas de Galicia, potatoes with denomination of origin. And don’t forget their soups, prepared with one of the star products of the region, the Faba de Lourenzá, certified with its own I.G.P. In terms of the town’s typical dessert, the nuns at the Convent of Santa Clara prepare artisanal sweets, many of which are based on almonds.