To really get to know the key foods of our gastronomy you have to go to our markets. In these historical places you will get to know local produce at first hand.
Santander offers a wide range of gastronomic possibilities that will satisfy everyone: seafaring pubs, traditional bars, places to order a set menu or sample tapas at popular prices, and restaurants with the most exclusive fare.
You will find seven gastronomic areas:
Castilla-Hermida- Barrio Pesquero: In this area you will find bars in which time seems to have stood still. It is the favourite of many locals for sampling produce from the sea or enjoying a good plate of rice.
Vargas-San Fernando-Burgos: These streets hold bars, wine cellars, and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Calderón de la Barca: This area is ideal either for nibbles or a set menu.
Plaza Porticada-Pombo: An area for enjoying a peaceful atmosphere that is known for its tapas.
Cañadío-Puertochico: A large number of streets offering a wide choice of restaurants.
El Sardinero: For those who want to enjoy a good meal with incredible views.
La Maruca, San Román y Cueto: Charming spots where you can enjoy good fish and shellfish.