Our favourite restaurant in Picos de Europa National Park is a hidden gem the locals don’t want you to know about. At Eat Northern Spain, we are on quest to discover the most authentic restaurants to take you out of the radar of the crowds. Far from prying eyes is a restaurant that few outsiders know about.

On this culinary adventure, you will be in search of ‘Pitu de Caleya', free-range chicken.  But this isn't just any free-range chicken; it is the most delicious in Northern Spain, which is why the locals want to keep it for themselves. Pair it with the most delicious comfort food in the area: ham croquettes, local "fabada" (faba bean stew with pork meat) and cheese cake.

Finding the most authentic, non-touristy Picos restaurant or everywhere else in Spain is our expertise and we are proud of showing you our hidden gems on our tours. But before you get to sample the ‘Pitu de Caleya’ you get to explore the Sella River by canoe, under the watchful eye of excellent instructors.

Later you come down from the mountains to the historic fishing port of Ribadesella, where you will stay in a beachfront palace, now a luxury hotel, Villa Rosario. With a beach-side restaurant, elegant rooms and stunning views over the Cantabrian Sea, it is the perfect place to relax.

Discover this spectacular region during our tours of Northern Spain. We have a selection of ready-to-book itineraries that we can tailor to your plans and desires. A private holiday guided by locals and design with you and your loved ones in mind. Click below and start planning your next adventure in Spain.

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