Elsa y Fred is quirky in an enchanting sort of way, much like the neighborhood that surrounds it. With food that falls under the “gastrotapas” category, prepare yourself for a menu full of tapas and traditional dishes with a modern, international twist.
Galician cooking begins in Santiago de Compostela’s Mercado de Abastos. Ever since 1873 there’s been a market meeting along the eastern edge of the old walled city, a location that overlooks the busy north-south Virxe da Cerca street.
Divided into several distinct areas, this 3-in-1 establishment boasts a pinchos bar, restaurant and gin bar. Mercado de la Reina serves up a thoughtful list of traditional Spanish dishes, reinterpreted with a lighter hand but retaining all of the flavor of the recipes that inspired them.