An afternoon in Cambados, Spain

Cambados, Spain is a pleasant town on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. There is a stoic main square of stone buildings that you see here:

Plaza Mayor in Cambados, Spain.

Plaza Mayor in Cambados, Spain.

There are several winery shops located here, places where you might find a new favorite or a good deal by the case, especially on the local albariño. There’s also a handsome church.

Church in Cambados, Spain.

Church in Cambados, Spain.

Inside the church you’ll find some remarkable sacred artwork.

Inside the church at Cambados, Spain.

Inside the church at Cambados, Spain.

Take your time and stop in to one of those local joints for a glass of wine and a snack.

Wine and crisps in Cambados, Spain.

Wine and crisps in Cambados, Spain.

There’s also plenty of options for shopping and dining.

Shopping and dining in Cambados, Spain.

Shopping and dining in Cambados, Spain.

And then wander over to the waterfront where you’ll find all manner of boats such as these:

Fishing boats in Cambados, Spain.

Fishing boats in Cambados, Spain.

You can hire a boat to take you fishing or to just go for a sail around the bay.

More boats in Cambados, Spain.

More boats in Cambados, Spain.

Cambados is one of those pleasant towns in Spain that you’re sure to enjoy. Not a whole lot going on, but that’s the way I like it. I parked in a spot along a street and asked a couple of older gents if it was okay to leave the car there. They said, “Sure. All week if you want.” Nice guys in a nice place.

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Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain

On the main street through the center of old Cambados, Spain, you’ll find Esquina de Miega, a local joint where I enjoyed a nice lunch.

Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

This is a friendly place that serves the local menu of the day. Take a seat with the locals.

Inside restaurant Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

Inside restaurant Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

Started with a nice octopus and ensalada rusa, as part of the menu al dia, both of which you see in the next photo:

First courses at Equina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

First courses at Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

Moved on to the main course of roast pork with fries. Simple and tasty as you see here:

Lunch at Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

Lunch at Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

These plates would not have been complete without a nice bottle of albariño to enhance the experience. Here’s the one I enjoyed:

A bottle of albariño at Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

A bottle of albariño at Esquina de Miega, Cambados, Spain.

It was a great lunch served by friendly and cheerful people. It was interesting to hear “bachata” style music playing there. I usually associate that type of music with the Caribbean, but it seems it has spread in popularity. At any rate, more from Spain coming tomorrow!