10 Things to eat in Segovia and where

Segovia is home to some of the most spectacular places in all of Spain, such as theAlcazar, a castle that seems straight out of a Disney fairytale, or the Roman aqueduct which is one of the major attractions of the city. For a hypothetical visit to this beautiful Spanish city, you would be able to know what to eat and where?

As for culinary tradition, Segovia is really special: its cuisine is mainly made of dishes of poor origin, soups and a lot meat, mainly roast. In short, get ready for strong flavors, which perhaps will surprise you. To learn more about this particular cuisine here you will find 10 dishes to taste in Segovia: among these you will find typical dishes of the city and traditional Spanish dishes, all for a journey not to be forgotten, even for your stomach.


  1. Judiones de la Granja
  2. Tapas
  3. Sopa castellana
  4. Paella
  5. Tortilla
  6. Gazpacho
  7. Ham
  8. Cordero Asado
  9. Roast pig
  10. Ponche Segoviano
  11. Where to eat in Segovia: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Judiones de la Granja

Let's start with a dish that meets everyone's tastes, or at least most people's tastes: i Judiones de la Granja. Served in the form of soup, the judiones, which are are White beans very big, they are really very tender. In addition, the use of various spices makes this dish really tasty, even if very simple.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: white beans, onion, sweet allspice, garlic

2 - Tapas

Le caps they are a must in Spanish cuisine. These are small samples of various dishes, among which there can be morsels of tortillas, pinchos, bocadillos de jamon (small sandwiches filled with ham) and everything that you can hold with one hand while holding a mug of beer in the other.

  • Recommended to: appetizer
  • Average cost: € 2,00
  • Main ingredients: tortillas, bocadillos de jamon, pinchos

3 - Sopa castellana

The sopa castellana is an ancient dish of the tradition of Castilla y Leon. Originally it was a very poor dish, which over time has been enriched with various ingredients. There major version (and older) involves the use of stale bread, lots of garlic and paprika. Certainly very strong flavors, but delicious.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,50
  • Main ingredients: stale bread, garlic, paprika, broth

4 - Paella

You have surely heard of the paella, or tasted at least once. A symbolic dish of Spain, paella is a dish based on rice, fish and vegetables served in a large pan.

Tradition has it that the dish should not be mixed until it arrives on the table, which makes it truly "scenographic". Although traditionally paella is typical of Valencia, even in Segovia you will find it in very good versions.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 17,00
  • Main ingredients: rice, fish, seafood, shellfish, vegetables

5 - Tortilla

Who does not know the tortilla? In Spain it is a real institution, and for this reason you will not struggle to find it in Segovia too. We could call it a "thick omelette" of potatoes. You will find it "in all sauces": served as an appetizer in restaurants, in the form of tapas, or it can also be a quick lunch between one museum and another.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: eggs, potatoes

6 - Gazpacho

Gazpacho is perhaps one of the most popular Spanish dishes in the world. It's about a cold tomato-based soup, which knows hundreds of variations and which can be modified by adding and removing ingredients. In Segovia you will find delicious ones, strictly accompanied with croutons.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: lamb, spices, potatoes, peppers

7 - Jamon

More than a dish it is an ingredient, or the opposite. Jamon is the typical Spanish ham Known all over the world. In Segovia you will find it very frequently especially among appetizers in restaurants or served together with the typical Spanish tapas.

  • Recommended to: aperitif, lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: Ham

8 - Cordero Asado

The Cordero Asado is another typical meat specialties of Segovia and the Castilla y Leon area. It is about lamb cooked slowly in the oven (hence "asado"), along with vegetables such as potatoes, peppers and spices.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: lamb, spices, potatoes, peppers

9 - Cochinillo Asado

Cochinillo Asado is a classic of Spanish cuisine, and Segovia cannot help but contribute to this tradition. The Cochinillo is a suckling pig which is roasted whole. We tell you right away that very often (if not always) it is also served whole, so if you are particularly sensitive it may not be the right dish for you.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 18,00
  • Main ingredients: little pig

10 - Ponche Segoviano

The Ponche Segoviano is the typical dessert of the city. It's a cake covered with marzipan, which before being served is caramelized and left to rest in such a way as to cool. You can always eat it, but the ideal would be to accompany it with a glass of orujo with herbs.

  • Recommended to: snack, dessert after lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,50
  • Main ingredients: sponge cake, marzipan, almonds

Where to eat in Segovia: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Segovia is famous for its truly relevant architectural works, such as the Roman aqueduct and the Alcazar. The city has a lot to offer from a cultural point of view, but also from a gastronomic point of view. Here are some of the best places to eat in Segovia:

1 - El Oso Blanco

  • Description: the place is a quiet place in the center of Segovia which, very often, also offers shows with live music. Among its offer, also the possibility of booking a fixed menu with local specialties
  • specialty: stuffed peppers
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Bajada de la Canaleja - Get Directions - Website

2 - Asador Maribel Restaurante

  • Description: informal restaurant, with simple furnishings, right in the center of Segovia, a stone's throw from the Roman aqueduct. It offers typical local cuisine
  • specialty: suckling pig with milk
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Avenida Padre Claret - Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Restaurante Jose Maria

  • Description: very elegant restaurant, but with characteristic furnishings, which offers the typical dishes of Segovian cuisine. In the center, near the cathedral
  • specialty: lamb
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Calle Cronista Lecea - Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Restaurante-Bar El Sitio

  • Description: a place in the center on two floors: below, it is possible to taste the typical tapas; above, the local cuisine
  • specialty: cod
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Calle de la Infanta Isabel - Get Directions - Website

5 - Restaurante Claustro De San Antonio El Real

  • Description: it is located inside the hotel of the same name, obtained from an ancient monastery. The environment is refined and elegant and the cicina is typical of the city
  • specialty: soups
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Calle San Antonio el Real - Get directions - Facebook page
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