We arrived in Ourense following the scent of Minho fried eels. After calling a few restaurants in search of the prized delicacy, we heard a lot of no. We decided to park and venture through the old town and, surprisingly, we found the Pingallo, right next to the famous San Miguel. We went in, went around the long bar and, yes, saw lots of eels. The location took us back in time, with a charming staff of typical Galician moods and great food. Even more, the best part was the price! Scallops, eel, broth, grilled octopus, everything.
This is a good place to go for tapas in the old town of Ourense. They offer reasonable prices for well-prepared products, and there is an extensive wine list. The hotel's decor is original, mixed with stone elements. The place has a restaurant and terrace and has won different awards for "pincho" competitions in the city.
In the Camiños Catro restaurant in Santa Cruz, Ourense, the weekends and holidays are spent in "Pulperos" where I've had the best octopus ever. I ordered in the tent and were served in the restaurant. The value for money is great. I recommend stopping if you are in the area because it's worth it.