Avila has a decent if unexceptional array of
, some of them sited just outside the walls. Within the walls, a stroll from Plaza de la Victoria along c/Vallespin will allow you to compare
include the Castilian standby
judias del barco con chorizo
(haricot beans with sausage),
(cow's stomach) and
yemas de Santa Teresa
(candied egg-yolk) - the last of these sold in confectioners all over town. For
head outside the city walls to c/Capitan Pena where the strip of four
next to each other keeps the walking to a minimum.
Bar El Rincon
, Plaza Zurraquin 6. To the north of Plaza de la Victoria, this bar serves a generous three-course
, c/Cruz Vieja 6. Next to the cathedral and in the hotel of the same name, this friendly restaurant is popular with locals; the
, c/San Millan 4. Pleasant bar, with good tapas, and a little
(evenings only), near the church of San Pedro. Closed Wed & Sept.
, Plaza de Pedro Davila 6. Popular restaurant specializing in lamb, with
starting at ˆ9.60.
Hosteria de Bracamonte
, c/Bracamonte 6. Comfy, rustic atmosphere in this restaurant housed within the walls of a converted Renaissance mansion. Speciality is
for ˆ13.20. Closed Tues.
Meson del Rastro
, Plaza del Rastro 1. Excellent bar, attached to the
of the same name, with a range of tapas. Behind it is a modest-priced restaurant, an old-fashioned place with solid, traditional food.
El Molino de la Losa
, c/Bajada de la Losa 12 tel 920 211 101. Converted fifteenth-century mill out by Los Cuatro Postes, with a deserved reputation and handy if you're with kids (there's a play area in the garden). The
is ˆ18. Closed Mon & mid-Oct to mid-March.
La Posada de la Fruta
, Plaza de Pedro Davila 8. With an attractive, sunny, covered courtyard, this is a nice place for a drink, and also serves some good standard Castilian fare.
Other useful information
for tourists (each section contains more specific sub-sections):