Logrono is the capital of La Rioja province of Spain. This relatively small city of only 150,000 inhabitants has a bustling gastronomic scene. It is home to several Michelin-star restaurants.
You will find traditional tapas and pintxos bars everywhere around the city center with Calle Laurel being the epicenter of tapas. Experience traditional tapas bars – get a drink and a pintxo (small something on a piece of bread) at one bar, and crawl to another.
Here are some ideas for you on how to make your tapas experience even more diverse.
Treat yourself to high-quality gastronomic tapas at one of these Logrono restaurants distinguished by the Michelin guide.
Tastavin offers traditional tapas with a modern twist and a good selection of wine by the glass.
This is a larger bar in Logrono, on Calle San Juan, frequented by locals.
My favorite plate there is chipirones in tempura, a kind of small calamari, crispy and delicious.
Umm No Solo Tapas
Not just tapas.
The second UMM establishment in town by chef Alex Garcia.
If you want to see pretty and original tapas and pintxos, this is your place. A good selection of premium local wines will enhance the experience. Highly recommended!
However, it is not only the Michelin-guide restaurants that will make you remember La Rioja tapas forever.
Drop in to one of the very traditional bars focusing on only one type of tapas.
La Taberna del Laurel
If you have to try patatas bravas only once in Spain, go to the right place.
La Taberna del Laurel specializes in spicy fried potatoes. I recommend them with a glass of Rioja to make your experience 100% authentic.
Enjoy your tapas crawling. For more restaurant choices in Logrono as well as in Rioja wine country, view all Rioja restaurant recommendations.
Where to stay in Logrono?
My advice would be to stay near the historic center but not in the busy bars neighbourhood.
In my opinion, residential areas within 5-10 minutes walk from Calle Laurel will be the best choice.