Overlooking the Plaza de Cañadio, this quaint restaurant offers some of Santander’s most celebrated pinchos where guests can enjoy beautifully crafted bites and a well-rounded wine menu. Offering everything from Spanish takes on the burger right through to pinchos made with fresh prawns and seasonal vegetables, Cañadio is widely regarded as a Satander institution.
Another favourite in Santander, Casa Lita is extremely popular amongst locals and offers sizeable pinchos made from a variety of ingredients including sirloin steak and fresh fish, as well as offering a ‘skewer of the month’.
Risco L’atelier Gastrobar
Sitauted in Cantabria’s second biggest town, Laredo, Risco L’atelier Gastrobar overlooks the beautiful Cantabrian coastline. The quaint town is famous for its sardines and is home to such amazing seafood that each year the locals hold a carnival where they parade an oversized sardine through the streets before burying it on the beach. At Risco L’aterlier Gastrobar, guests can expect seafood worthy of a celebration.
Cantabria is easily one of Spain’s most overlooked regions when it comes to fine dining. With more Michelin stars per person than anywhere else in the country you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on where to eat, but what can you expect from Cantabria?
Cenador de Amós
Villaverde de Pontones
Perhaps the most widely celebrated restaurant in all of Cantabria. Cenador de Amós is a two Michelin-star restaurant set in an 18th Century palatial building in a small town just outside of Santander. The chef’s menu is split into three ideas – Memoria, Esencia and Experiencia, all of which encompass an innovative modern take on cooking that fuses the region’s fresh produce with new cooking techniques on the cutting edge of the industry.
Set inside a 200-year-old house, La Biccleta focuses on serving traditional Cantabrian dishes with a contemporary twist. The interior is bright and modern, matching the restaurant’s focus on serving contemporary cuisine. While La Bicicleta is only open for lunch, it is definitely worth making the trip as you’ll be pushed to find a better priced fine dining restaurant in all of Cantabria.
El Nuevo Molino
Another Cantabrian restaurant set inside a beautiful building, El Nuevo Molino sits inside an old watermill. El Nuevo Molino serves traditional Cantabrian dishes such as suckling pig and a wide variety of locally sourced seafood dishes such as wild red salmon and green octopus. The restaurant is also home to an extensive wine room, where guests can browse the bottles before choosing their perfect drink.