Comillas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Comillas

February 26, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Comillas is a small township and municipality in the northern reaches of Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. The Marquisate of Comillas, a fiefdom of Spanish nobility, holds ceremonial office in the seat of power at a small castle which overlooks the town. The Comillas Pontifical University was housed here before it moved to Madrid, and the old university buildings are among the finest examples of architecture in the town. Besides this, there are many notable medieval and baroque buildings.
Things to do in Comillas

1. Restaurante Filipinas

Calle Arzobispos 12, 39520, Comillas, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 942 72 03 75
Excellent
15%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
8%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 277 reviews

Restaurante Filipinas

Reviewed By boulderians - Boulder, Colorado

Filipinas had the feel of a classic neighborhood spot with good, unpretentious food (but not so special as to make it a tourist restaurant), high QPR and a comfortable, unfussy setting. We went for lunch and there was a nice mix of workmen, business people and couples, both old and young. The staff was working hard to cover the rush but still managed to deliver solid friendly service and didn't make us feel like the outsiders that we were. I'm not sure I would recommend this as a destination restaurant but we really liked it and would probably eat here once every week or two if we lived nearby.

2. Restaurante La Aldea Comillas

Calle Aldea 5, 39528, Comillas, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$71 - HK$283 +34 942 72 03 00
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurante La Aldea Comillas

Reviewed By Aimee N - Fort Collins, Colorado

All 4 of us agreed, this was not only the best restaurant on our northern Spain trip, but also actually in our lives...beating out NYC, Boston, and SF eateries. Our group shared each plate--8 in all, for less than 30 euro per person--what a steal! We had two house special fish dishes, an amazing prawn salad, a 10 cheese variety plate, chorizo in cider, the best tiramisu and chocolate mousse, coffee, wine, water, complimentary soup taster, rolls, and post-meal alcohol chasers... plus everything was beautifully plated and the Waitstaff were really kind and eager to help us understand despite limited language abilities. Get the specials...the chef knows what s/he is doing!,

3. Gurea

Calle Ignacio Fdez de Castro 11, 39520, Comillas, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +34 942 72 24 46
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

Gurea

Reviewed By Cana1Toronto - Toronto

We had a simple lunch, at this casual and neat little bar, where the server/owner was exceptionally friendly, funny and very welcoming. He made us feel at home. We enjoyed the very good local food, mostly comfort food and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. I ordered a regular salad, or salad normal, their local dish Cocido Dontanes - a rich hearty beef stew served in a huge pot placed on the table....wow, and Pinentos Rellenos which I think were stuffed with minced beef and bacon, tomato sauce and wine, Carne Ciseros - home made meat type of canelloni, delicious! The wine (a Rioja) was excellent. It was a neat and very enjoyable spot in Comillas, would recommend.

4. La Lonja de Comillas

Calle Muelle s/n, 39520, Comillas, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Healthy, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$212 +34 942 72 24 58
Excellent
42%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 529 reviews

La Lonja de Comillas

In the traditional fishing port of Comillas - Cantabria is located our charming restaurant with stunning views over the Bay of Biscay, where we make a careful personal attention as we understand love of food. We offer the best fish and seafood arrived daily at our port.

Reviewed By ClaireofDelft - Delft

We found this restaurant by chance and really enjoyed our meal - arroz con bogavante (rice with lobster). it was a windy day so we sat inside but the view was still great. This was the best restaurant we found in Comillas - others were very touristy and pricey. Our bill came to 67.20 Euros (for the paella, wine, desert and coffee) and it was worth it. There were other cheaper fish options on the menu but we wanted to try this dish whilst we were in the area (it's a speciality) and were very pleased we did.

5. Dondediony

Paseo Solatorre 2 | Tel. 620 439 041, 39520, Comillas, Spain Spanish Lunch, Dinner +34 638 02 46 77
Excellent
34%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Dondediony

Reviewed By MarlMarie - Michigan

Donde Diony is on Paseo Solatorre, a short walk from the town center, or on your way to the town center if you're staying at Hotel Solatorre, or another of the lodgings up the hill from the center of town / the beach. The outside of the restaurant is non-descript and unassuming, and it is rather small; thus it seems not to be catering to tourists, which is why it's a great place for the mid-day meal. Unlike the tourist restaurant in town that we tried, there were no hidden charges--a "complete meal" was just that. We got a first course--salad or a similar dish, a main course, desert, bread, water and wine for the advertised price. The selections were quite sufficient. Also, unlike the restaurant in the town center, the food was very fresh, well prepared, and the servings were generous. The food was typical Spanish, which I love. It was not "nouveau" or trendy in any way. I noticed both times that we appeared to be the only tourists there. Everyone else seemed to be locals, and regulars, on their dinner break--a good sign, I think. The two times we ate the mid-day meal there, I had delicious fresh fish and seafood. If you go around 1:00 or 2:00 during the summer, you may have to wait a little while for a table. We waited about 10 or 15 minutes. My friend, from Asturias, Spain, is in her 70's, an excellent cook, and very picky about food, and even she really liked the food and couldn't find any fault with it. Donde Diony is clean and comfortable, but not fancy. If what you want is fresh, well prepared Spanish food with generous servings at a fair price, I highly recommend it over the "tourist traps" in the town center.

6. Casa Cofino

Lugar barrio Caviedes s/n, 39593 Caviedes, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Spanish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 942 70 80 46
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 531 reviews

Casa Cofino

Reviewed By Astur67 - Brussels, Belgium

This was the second time we have visited this restaurant this year. As the previous time, we were very satisfied. The service is right, all the waiters are quite kind. Food is homemade and with specialities from the region. We recommend, in particular, Rabas, cabrito and albóndigas (this plate is the star of the house!). Prices are fair enough. Atmosphere represents a sales house of the last century, in a village of the last century.

7. Asador Parrilla La Fragua

Paseo Solatorre 8, 39520, Comillas, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$290 +34 942 72 25 38
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

Asador Parrilla La Fragua

Restaurant with Argentina's barbecue. Seafood,fish. barbecued meat.

Reviewed By Amanda M - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We arrived and were greeted warmly in both Spanish and English. Menus were available in English if required. We ordered the ternera a la brasa, which is steak cooked on a charcoal heated cast iron hot plate at your table. There were just the two of us so the waitress kindly offered to just bring a half portion (a full portion is a kilo of steak!). It was served with home cooked chips and a portion of padron peppers. You seared the steak yourself so you could choose how well-done you wanted it. Perfect! There was even a free starter of pudding de la Casa, which is a fish mousse served with little toasts. The wine was great (we had their cheapest Ribera del Duero) and the service was friendly. Highly recommended.

8. Quique

Calle Infantas 1, 39520, Comillas, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$94 - HK$243 +34 942 72 03 56
Excellent
37%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 223 reviews

Quique

Reviewed By wingbutts - Exeter, United Kingdom

Sat on light chairs on a cobbled sloping street with a sloping table outside this bar restuarant, brilliant, not for the comfort or the sights but simply for the food. The Menu del la day is €15 with a great choice, the casa vino tinto is light and not special but what can you expect, before that order some Calamari, and enjoy fresh lightly coated brilliance. This is the Spain I go to find, very friendly service, freshly prepared food and completely unprepossessing. Don't wear your best clothes and make sure you can be warm enough. This took me back to 15 years ago. Great value great food great fun.

9. La Cigona

Diseminado Iglesia s/n, 39527 Ruiloba, Spain Lunch, Dinner +34 942 72 10 75
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

La Cigona

Reviewed By Manoli P

La verdad es que esperaba otra cosa después de ver varias opiniones. Me ha parecido un poco caro un menú de 18€ para lo que ofrecen. Yo he comido un cocido montañés que estaba bueno pero según opiniones otras veces debía estar mejor y unos pimientos rellenos de bacalao que si no estuvieran bañados en salsa de tomate seguro sabrían a bacalao pues estaban muy bien rellenos.Mi marido unos garbanzos con callos que según el estaban buenos y unos escalopines en salsa de pimienta que creo fue lo mejor de la comida. Lo dicho no está mal pero como digo por 18€ podía ser un poco mejor la oferta. El trato agradable

10. El Remedio

Calle de Los Remedios, s/n, Ruiloba, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 942 10 78 13
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

El Remedio

Reviewed By mabeytam - Madrid, Spain

This restaurant is a little out of the way but the location and ambiance is amazing and worth the visit despite the really bad service. We were a group of 4 adults and 4 kids and luckily we had some snacks before arriving because after being seated it took them nearly 30minutes just to give us the menus. The slow start was clearly an indication of the slow service that we were about to receive. Although the food was not bad, by the time it arrived at our table it was completely cold. Service was so slow that in the end we let the kids get up to play and then 30min later we called them back for their main courses. Such a disappointment. I got the feeling that they are not used to having more than 2 tables to serve.

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