Heading to the north of Spain, Logroño is a little-known city which, despite its lack of fame, is one of my favorite places to eat and drink anywhere in Europe. From wine to tapas, this city has it all and a bright, vibrant foodie culture that any visitor to Spain should check out. Let’s learn more!
The capital of the La Rioja region, the centerpiece of any conversation about Logroño and its surrounding region has to be its excellent wine. The wine region, which receives the same name as the region, produces some of the best reds anywhere on Earth using the Tempranillo grape.
Despite being the main city of La Rioja, there are wineries that you can check out nearby the city. Our favorite is Bodegas Franco, located just on the other side of the Ebro River from the center of the city. An international, world-renowned brand, you can tour its installations and sample its wines, a great idea for an afternoon spent in the city.
But Logroño isn’t just wine! Tapas are also central to its identity as a foodie haven, with the Calle del Laurel in the city’s old town serving as the home for the best bites in the city.
You will find a number of tapas bars, including the Soriano, the Bar Angel, and the Jubera, which are just a few of the many excellent spots on this street. Famous Logroño tapas include patatas bravas, mushrooms, and a small meat stick known as the pincho moruno. Try all of these as you drink beer, wine, or soda and enjoy a night with family or friends!
What are you waiting for? Logroño is ready to be discovered.