Parador de Santo Estevo

In the heart of magical forests, come discover Restaurante Dos Abades, located in what was once the monastery stables. Delight in exquisite Galician cuisine beneath an incredible stone vault 14 meters high and 50 meters long. The monks who once inhabited the monastery used this space to house the animals they used to work the fields and transport goods.

The Parador is surrounded by a forest of oak and chestnut trees. As a result, one of the most important local ingredients is chestnuts, which you can sample in a variety of different recipes, including fried eggs with sautéed horse chestnuts and apple chorizo sausage. The province of Orense is known for making the best octopus in Galicia. You won’t want to miss our house specialty, grilled octopus with sautéed turnip greens, or delicious desserts such as bica de Trives (cinnamon topped sponge cake) or bica de Castro Caldelas (traditional sponge cake).

In a land where the culture of wine is ever-present, you will discover a cuisine based on ingredients from nearby rivers and mountains, and traditional Galician dishes. Come and enjoy.