This seasoned old wine cellar and bar, founded in 1928 has retained its popularity over generations altogether. It operates as a wine shop, trading mainly in Aragonese and Rioja wines. Also it is an important stop on the traditional bar crawl round the La Magdalena neighbourhood, known as vermut (basically, drinking aperitifs) and takes place at weekends from midday until the late Spanish lunch. You may join the locals, sipping home-made vermouth accompanied by any of the mouth watering tapas on the days menu. The menu also includes simple delicacies like quail's eggs, pickles, cod croquettes, prawns and salted anchovies. You can watch herds of people of belonging to various age groups at the bar especially after midday at weekends.
Le Petit Croissant is perched upon Calle Hernan Cortes deep within the city of Zaragoza in Spain. The eatery serves a selection of the best warm and buttery croissants in the city. In fact the moment you step into the store, your senses are overpowered by the buttery smell of fresh baking, leaving you with the quintessential question- what do I order? Open through the week from 8a onwards (9a on Sundays), the pace is a lovely breakfast option.
Founded in 1870, this family business is one of the most charming places in Zaragoza. Functioning as a tavern, meeting place and wine store it attracts all kinds of people, especially those between the ages of 25 and 35. It has a cellar with barrels and tables for enjoying a glass of wine with some of the excellent tapas they prepare, such as croquettes, omelets, pickles, salted anchovies or plates of cheese, ham or salamis. You may choose to sample or buy wines from all over Spain, from Basque Txakoli to Galician Ribeiro or Albariño.
This typical Aragonese tavern is decorated with still lives and blue pottery from Muel. Their migas (small pieces of fried bread) with ham and grapes have the taste of homemade food. When you try the roast lamb, you'll know it has been prepared by someone well versed in the secrets of roasting, and if you happen to order salmorejo eggs, remember that achieving such perfection is not easy. For dessert, try fig ice-cream with walnuts - as fresh as you can get. And to drink, you must have one of their excellent Aragonese wines!
This Irish pub has certain distinguishing features which set it a bit apart from its increasingly numerous relatives in Zaragoza, where not many places have such international appeal. For one thing, the clientele includes many foreigners, especially from the Anglo-Saxon world, and some of the staff are Irish. Furthermore, the pies on offer are highly recommended, and, occasionally, live folk music is performed. There is Guinness, of course, as well as Kilkenny and other beers to choose from. For all these reasons the bar is often full despite its considerable size, especially on weekend nights, being a popular place among students and professionals of all ages.
Churreria La Fama is a café located upon Calle Prudencio in the Spanish city of Zaragoza. The establishment is extremely popular for its churros and other chocolate based desserts, so much so that the patrons sometimes have to wait in long queues to gain access, especially during winters. They do so cheerfully. This is one of the best places to taste and try extremely traditional Spanish sweet dishes. It is open through the week from 8a onwards.
Located in a pedestrian street, this is a haven protected from the city's bustle, frequented by the locals of this central and residential area of town: the posh and the professionals. The decor stays well within classic tastes: English green and bone are the predominant colors. The dishes are excercizes in refinement, and the following are particularly recommended: gorgeous hake, perfect salads, and superb roasts. The wine cellar is well stocked, particularly with Aragonese wines.
Simplicity, and immaculate uniforms worn by the waitresses reflect this restaurant's naturist inspiration, also shown in the triptychs that advertise yoga courses, naturist doctors, workshops and conferences for vegetarians and other activities. It's a self-service restaurant, there are trays in two different sizes with three kinds of food. You can also order from a menu including vegetarian hamburgers, pizza, leek pie, rice and organic salads. There are sandwiches for breakfast or lunch: try peanut with cheese and lettuce. For dessert you can have kéfir or yoghurt with oats and raisin or plum cakes, as well as fruit milkshakes in your favourite fruit combination: carrot, lemon, orange, apple, pear, strawberry and others.
In Zaragoza's old town we find this small family restaurant dating back to the fifties. As welcomoing as the owners are its three dining rooms, and it's a joy eating by the chimney in the winter and looking outside from the lace curtains. Everything here is fresh: ratatouille, vegetable stew, artichokes... Santiago Yus, Constanza and Veda make sure of that. The pork joints in partridge stew accompanied by Somontano wine are unsurpassable, and homemade pies are the house's speciality.