Do tapas like the locals: San Juan street in Logroño
When in Logroño, bypass the touristic Laurel street, and head straight to the tapas hotspot preferred by all the locals: Calle San Juan. Real authentic tapas, from the classics to some surprising modern suggestions.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of Finca Martelo’s favourites:
Tastavin is a tapas bar all about giving the good old Riojan classics a modern and fun twist. Tradition remains omni-present as is seasonal produce.
Top Tapas Pick: the marinated red tuna on crispy bread (tosta de pan de cristal con atún rojo marinado) or the oxtail (la tapa de rabo de toro).
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Top Tapas Pick: The star tapa has to be the Kobe, two freshly made mini Wagyū beef burgers accompanied by padrón peppers and fries.
If you are feeling extra peckish, the calamari sandwich (bocadillo de calamares), the cannelloni with chilli (el canelón con chili) and the cod with poached egg (bacalao con huevo poché) are definitely worth a try.
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Umm offers bite-sized haute cuisine. This is the only way to define tapas such as the foie gras, apple and cream cheese millefeuille with sultana bread (milhojas de foie, manzana y queso cremoso, con pan de pasas); the fried squid with ink foam (la fritura de calamar con espuma de tinta) or the sea crab totems with a mild chorizo pepper aioli (los tótems de buey de mar con alioli suave de pimiento choricero).
Top Tapas Pick: You can’t leave without trying their ham croquettes (croquetas de jamón), trust us.
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