A pilgrim’s life doesn’t have to be all suffering; in fact we came out of this restaurant, well-hidden in the medieval part of Valencia on a little square, quite bloated.
Run by a genuine Gallego from Ourense, A Peregrina offers typical Galician dishes and translates them into English in an amusing way.
I never did get to try the crispy egg or the ginger jacket prawn, but I’m sure they were as good as the dishes we did try.
There is a 15€ menu that allows you to share three dishes from a list, as well as a dessert with a selection of tarts and ice cream and a jug of Galician wine served in the traditional way in a white ceramic jug with white ceramic saucer (for want of better term).
There is also a freebie broth served to everyone with traditional green stuff floating in it, and very tasty too.
The music is relaxing; a kind of Galician Joni Mitchell played most of the time we were there, and the décor is Galician too, with a sensible number of witches.
The quaintly named tit cheese is of course available and all your old Galician favourites like empanada, lacon y grellos, and of course octopus served on its wooden platter served with paprika.
They have another restaurant near Pont de Fuster tram station called O Peregrino, but I didn’t notice that gender came into it when I had a look.
A Peregrina is in Plaza Margarita, and this tiny square is occupied by tables and chairs, so that you can eat outside in the weather is fine or if you are afraid of witches.