Jaca (in Aragonese: Chaca or Xaca) is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.
Things to do in Jaca
4 based on 228 reviews
It is a typical place to visit in Jaca. The main food is very simple (a potato cooked with vinager, very tasty). Almost everybody will order that + beer. It is simple but good. It may be a part of other places where you can go for "tapas".
4 based on 257 reviews
They prepare some nice tapas with typical products from the region, and the atmosphere is good. Good price and they prepare excellent gin & tonics after dinner.
4 based on 1 reviews
Cerrado por vacaciones desde el 16 de Octubre hasta el 4 de Noviembre.
As one of the earliest opening restaurants they really were not ready for even an 8 pm start. The food was good, the prices average, good but not special.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
We could have searched for a good place to eat,and never found this incredible place were it not for a local resident who steered us the right way.
Here is the story. I found a restaurant online and wrote out the directions (since I didn't have internet service away from the hotel) to it. We walked downtown following my directions but just could not find the place. A local guy walked up and asked what we were looking for. I showed him the name of the place, He said, "it's closed". I asked if he knew a good place to eat and he pointed us up the street a few blocks where some people were standing outside. We arrived to find about 3 tables outside and 4 tables inside. A short bar for maybe 6-7 people. Luckily we found one table for two. We shared 5 plates, six glasses of red wine, plus a dessert. The total was incredibly only 23.80 euros. I believe he only charged us for 4 glasses of wine though. I left some extra when I paid that hopefully covered it and a small tip. The highlights, the potatoes with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin, escargot and the flan. The plate of 16 snails would cost us $20 by itself in the USA. We loved the lively atmosphere here and the decor was wonderfully done. A really great place and so much fun to boot. I'm sure there is none better in all of Jaca.
4 based on 473 reviews
Jaca does not shine by its abundance of fine restaurants. However, light dishes or taps offerings are aplenty. Among them Casa Fau shines because of its location, just right by the Cathedral which in summer time means plenty of tables outside, and by its migas. A dish that is so Spanish but, because of its simplicity and humble origins is no frequently found in regular menus. The restaurant has a good beer selection and plenty of "fritos" choices, with the ones with red peppers among the best. The service was extremely busy all day along but always cheery and the pricing was quite reasonable
4.5 based on 277 reviews
We ended up having dinner at La Fragua few days ago and it resulted in a great noteworthy experience. The restaurant is decorated in dark woods, somehow rustic, but with a significant touch of elegance. We were given a table near the heating system, which was pretty comfortable. The menu is reasonably large and well selected. You have choices of different sea and land products, based on traditional cuisine. We were given as appetizers a couple of croquettes and crab tartlets. We ordered garlic soup, grilled vegetables, grilled octopus and sirloin. The service was excellent, prompt, polite and respectful. And food was astounding, tasty but not strong soup, perfectly grilled vegetables, a nice octopus dish (if I could say a but, it would be here, this dish gets cold quite quickly and it is a shame, as it should remain warmer for longer, maybe placing it in clay?), and the sirloin at the correct cooking point. As dessert, we had a cheesecake (homemade, of course), different and savory. It wasn't cheap (35 EUR per person) but it will be difficult to forget. If we happen to go by Jaca in the future I know where to go straightforward.
Very much recommended!
4 based on 419 reviews
Very good price quality, the menue good, very friendly service, mice Terrace, what else do you need to start vacations?
The menue included in the wine, well, the menue is cheap, so is the wine, food decent, repeat anytime, but don t expect anything extraordinary, but a fair affair. Had the menue sea food salad and entrecote. Sea food parts of it were not top ingredients, but for this price adecuate, entrecote was nice with a very decent sauce. Nice dessert, brownie very good, as it should be
4 based on 362 reviews
Best hamburgers in town!!!
Since ever one compulsory stop in the city if you come back from skiing or whenever you just step on Jaca!
High quality meat, cool recipes (deer and truffel hamburger and provolone hamburger are highly recommended!!!!) and of course the familiar touch of the owners with the cheerful Esteban on the head, makes this place one of the kind!!!
See you very soon again!!! ;)
4.5 based on 86 reviews
The apartments here are great and the receptionists very welcoming, but making a booking in my limited Spanish for this restaurant proved impossible! The waiter/bartender insisted he could not get us a table before 9:30pm. When we were sitting having a drink from 8:30 and there was only one table occupied, I asked to see the menu and he said we could not dine as we had no reservation!!!! I had watched him write the reservation in his book only 4 hours earlier! But when the receptionist asked him about it in perfect Spanish he denied any knowledge of anything being written in the book! Really odd and very frustrating. When the hotel reception insisted that he gave us a table immediately, he did so. However, when he then produced the complex menu and had no English version (bearing in mind that all guest information at the hotel is written in several languages) I actually thought he was taking the mIcky! Sadly, by the time I had translated the menu I realised that, if he could deny the fact that I had made a reservation, what confidence could we have with him taking a food order? Horrible experience with this man which left us 20 mins from the centre of town at 9:45pm after a long days motorcycling across the Mountains!
Luckily the helpful receptionist booked us a local taxi and Alfonso took us to the most fantastic little rustic Pizzeria in town.
I should point out that my very limited Spanish has got us through two weeks of eating and drinking and staying at a different location every night and this is my first bad experience, and hopefully the last!
4 based on 378 reviews
Though unpreposessing from the outside, as soon as you see the tapas on the bar you know this place is different from the rest. Its a more modern take on traditional Spanish cuisine.
Especially recommended is the section of the menu headed "cucina en miniatura". Everything we tried was delicious and beautifully presented, the staff were friendly and helpful and, for the quality, the prices were very, very reasonable.
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