Casa Marcelo – Japanese rondez vous in Galicia


I was originally looking forward to writing a whole bunch of posts over the summer break. Let’s say that it was my summer’s resolution but what I was unaware of, was the heat. I keep my computer in a small office with no AC so during summer it turns into a sauna. Today there is nice breeze and the sauna is back to an office so I am taking advantage of the opportunity to get another post out there.

For the most part I imagine that mostly everyone is on, has been or will be on vacation. Madrid in definitely on vacation with most stores and restaurants closed for the month of August. The hectic city has turned into a parking paradise.

This year we are taking short trips around Spain and on a recent trip to Galicia we were able to finally visit Casa Marcelo. I had been getting great reviews but had not made it up north until now. I have to say that if you are planning on going to Santiago de Compostela any time soon make sure you pay them a visit. Casa Marcelo doesn’t accept reservations but if you avoid rush hour you should be OK. We arrived at 13:30 and had no problem getting a table.

Marcelo Tejedor is both the owner and the mastermind behind the restaurant which is more of an informal tavern were you sit on high stools and share various dishes which are a fusion of fabulous produce prepared Japanese style. So it is not strange to find nigiri and sashimi on the menu.

We had:

Cachucha (cured pig’s head) and shrimp dim sums


Leek potatoes (called potatoes because they are fried like a French fry, making them crispy on the outside and cream inside) with egg yolk and Iberian bacon


Ecological vegetables with algae and sesame sauce


Hake nigiri


Broiled and smoked Saurel 


Steak tartare


The dessert were also delicious…

La Bica which is a typical dessert from Galicia similar to a coffee cake


Cherries cooked in Amaretto and homemade almond ice-cream (delicious)


We went for lunch but I would have gone back for dinner!

Address: Rúa das Hortas 1, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña
Telephone:981 55 85 80

3 comments on “Casa Marcelo – Japanese rondez vous in Galicia

  1. Wanderluster says:

    I am so happy to know that there are places like this in Vigo. I am excited to explore the region more, especially local foods, but sometimes you just gotta shake it up!

    • Eatamadworld says:

      Casa Marcelo is in Santiago de Compostela. About an hour from Vigo. I would definitely give it a try. I would also recommend D’Berto in O’Grove, closer to Vigo. They have amazing seafood. Hope you have a great trip!

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