Most of time, Zaragoza is unfairly left out by tourists who prefer Barcelona. However, the aragonese capital is plenty of architectural treasures, proposes many cultural activities and has many bars and restaurants so you can enjoy amazing holiday, in a cosmopolitan town escaping from the crowd of tourists.
Let’s follow us, this week, to El Tubo, the most lively neighborhood of the town, to discover the best places to enjoy the gastronomy of Aragon. Don’t think more and book now your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation tickets To Zaragoza.
Located in the center of the old town, in an interlacing of narrow little streets, the Tubo welcomes local people and tourists and there you can savour a huge variety of tapas with wine or beer. Each bar has his own specialty
The Bodegas Almau Bar. Images from its Facebook Page
The Bodegas Almau bar, located Calle Estébanes, 10
, is part of the unmissable places in the Tubo. Founded in 1870 and now directed by the fourth generation, this bar proposes to local people and foreigners wine and tapas
, specialties are anchovies tapas as the anchovy sweetness, the queen anchovy or the vinegar explosion; there is a large choice of croquettes too. The place is quite small but there is a long bar, a terrace, and a lot of charm.
Taberna Doña Casta
Specialists in croquettes and scrambled eggs
, the Taberna Doña Casta proposes a large choice of theses products: the goat cheese and apples croquettes, the sausages and pine nuts croquettes, black rice and aioli, or ham, gorgonzola cheese and nuts croquettes.... or the eggs with liver, mushrooms, four cheeses sauce... to be savored in the Estébanes street, 6
El Balcón del Tubo
El Balcón del Tubo. Images from its Facebook Page
Located just in front of the Taberna Doña Casta, at 7
, the Balcón del Tubo quotes Gabriel García Márquez and precises that “love is as important as food, but it does not feed”
... And they propose to feed and please you with many kinds of carpaccios, dishes in sauce like the meatballs in orange sauce, as plenty of grilled vegetables to satisfy your palate.
Original, exotic, but aragonese...
that’s what you can find in Usabi, located calle Cuatro de Agosto, 18
, and where the head chef Abel Mora mixes japanese and local ingredients to create plates as the “aragonese makis”. A real culinary trip!
Located in Calle Estébanes, 2, Algo
más proposes refined and sophisticated tapas for eyes and taste buds pleasure. The head cook, does not forget to taste the taste of the dishes, the presentation and the wines to go with them. You really should try if you enjoy gastronomy.
El Plata - Photo from the Facebook El Plata
To spend an excellent night, we recommend you to go to calle Cuatro de Agosto, 23
, to the Plata, a cabaret so you can have dinner surrounded by spangles, melodramas, tangos, strip teases and many kinds of fancies. A spanish cabaret with an international vocation and a lot of zest and originality.