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How can you enjoy a good bottle of wine without good food? No worries there, as food and wine are a constant theme in Rioja – where fresh produce and meats such as lamb and game are the basis for some of Spain’s best and most wine-friendly cuisine.

Enjoy “tapas” and “pinchos” with a glass of Rioja in any town or city. Restaurants run from the rustic to the world class, most notably El Portal de Echaurren – a “destination” Michelin-rated restaurant for Spanish and international gourmets.

 

Traditional

Castillo El Collado
Paseo El Collado, 1- Laguardia
Tel: 941 121 200
Sample seasonal local dishes prepared by owner Javier Acillona. For a thorough introduction to traditional Riojan cuisine try the well-priced tasting menu.

Echaurren
C/ Héroes del Alcázar, 2 - Ezcaray
Tel: 941 354 047
Traditional Riojan cuisine at its best. Marisa Sánchez's signature croquetas are said to draw in visitors from all over Spain.

En Ascuas
C/ Hermanos Moroy, 22
26001 Logroño, Spain
Tel: 941 246 867
Meaning 'on the embers' - En Ascuas specialises in barbecued fish, meat and chorizo. The theatre comes from the cooking process - you can watch your dinner being grilled to order on the fire at the back of the dining room. The food is simple but fresh and great value, making it very popular with locals - you'll need to book to get a seat for Friday lunchtime when the office workers head there for lamb chops and a glass or two of Crianza.

Mesón Chuchi
Ctra. Vitoria, 18 - Fuenmayor
Tel: 941 450 422
Feast on lamb cutlets, roast kid and pork belly, cooked on Chuchi's open fire.
 

Modern

Las Duelas
Hotel Los Agustinos
San Agustín, 2 - Haro
Tel: 941 304 46
Tradition meets modernity in the beautiful setting of the Agustinos Hotel, a converted 14th century convent.

Casa Toni Restaurante
Zumalacarregui,
27 - San Vicente de la Sonsierra
Tel: 941 334 001
Traditional and experimental regional cuisine.

 Dinastía Vivanco - Museum of Wine Culture Restaurant
Carretera Nacional 232 - Briones
Tel: 941 322 340
Contemporary cuisine served in the Wine Museum's restaurant overlooking the vineyards.

El Portal del Echaurren
C/ Héroes del Alcázar, 2 - Ezcaray
Tel: 941 354 047
Francis Paniego prepares modern Riojan cuisine in contrast to his mother Marissa who is ultra traditional. You can enjoy both styles at this food mecca. Francis prepares dishes that are experimental and ultra modern, perfectly executed, worthy of the Michelin star it carries.

Hotel Viura
Calle Mayor s/n
Villabuena de Álava 01307 - Álava
Tel: +34 945 60 90 00 / Fax: +34 945 60 94 47
Reservations: info@hotelviura.com
This stunning new boutique hotel, hidden in a tiny village in La Rioja Alavesa, houses some of the best accomodation in the region and the restaurant, with its golden barrels on the celing is also a delight. Menus change with the seasons.

La Galería
Saturnino Ulargui, 5
26001 Logroño
Tel: +34 941 20 73 66
www.restaurantelagaleria.com
La Galería is a must for any serious foodied visiting Logroño. Chef José Félix Rodríguez draws his inspiration from traditional regional dishes to prepare exquisite food from top quality seasonal produce. All plates are beautifully presented and expertly matched to local wines by Raúl Martínez, one of the most knowledgeable sommeliers around. The Vinoteca, a walk-in cellar with a fantastic selection of regional wines, is a sight to inspire wine lovers everywhere!

Las Cubanas
San Agustin, 17 Logroño
www.lascubanas.net
A tapas bar downstairs and sit down restaurant upstairs, Las Cubanas serves modern and traditional dishes using Riojan ingredients. It is justly famous for its suckling pig with crispy crackling served with an orange and vanilla sauce.

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