‘This is all you want from a local restaurant’ proclaim the advocates of Spanish dining room & tapas bar Laxeiro. Big portions of home-style food, terracotta on the floor, a cat prowling from table to table… it’s the very essence of a provincial Spanish family restaurant. The venue is ‘always buzzing’ & often has a queue out of the door on Sunday, when the flower market’s on – it’s popular with both hipsters & locals. Simply presented raciones (meat, seafood & vegetable) include tapas standards such as chorizo al vino, garlic prawns, tortilla & octopus from the owners’ native Galicia, supplemented by seasonal specials. Paella for two is a forte. There’s plenty to discover on the all-Spanish wine list, however limited your budget: a typically customer-friendly gesture from the Rios family. Booking is advisable, though is not available on Sundays when you really need it.
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