You're standing in the middle of the line - and suddenly it's there: terrible hunger. There we have a somewhat hidden, but nevertheless super central tip for you: the Spanish restaurant Centro Gallego. That's the Staufenmauer, just a stone's throw from the Konstablerwache. For thirty years, the restaurant has been THE contact point for Spaniards in Frankfurt and for an international audience. From midday to evening you can expect the finest tapas and Galician specialities at moderate prices. Until a few years ago, the Galician cultural association was based here, but unfortunately it has since disappeared - but the food and the authentic ambience have remained. The Centro Gallego has been run by Sotiris Spyridon and his wife Dolores Rodriguez for the past twenty years. The couple got to know and love each other in Frankfurt. Sotiris is Greek, Dolores comes from Galicia, from the region A Coruña near Santiago de Compostela. At Centro Gallego, the bosses and the team attach great importance to authenticity. It's cosy. The ambience is just like the Galician kitchen down-to-earth, without much chichi. Just like in one of the countless small tapas bars in Spain. This is exactly what distinguishes the Centro Gallego from many other Spanish restaurants in the area. Here you can really feast. And a cool Estrella beer or a Vino - what more could you ask for? In the Centro Gallego it also tasted good to the testers of the trade magazine "Der Feinschmecker". In 2017, the team received an award as one of the best national kitchens in Germany. From the sangria, sauces and soups to the paella pan - everything is homemade and fresh. Especially recommended are Pulpo a la Gallega, the Croquetas, the Bacalao Variations - and of course the Paella, which is available from two persons and by reservation.
The Spanish joie de vivre is enjoyed in the Centro Gallego. A special highlight for the regular guests - and also for spontaneous visitors - is the broadcast of the football matches of the Spanish league in the restaurant. Then it can get louder. It is passionately commented, discussed, cheered and scolded. It's just fun to be there and enjoy the moment - provided you're in a good mood and don't want to experience a romantic candlelight dinner. Here everyone is welcome (except dogs - they have to stay outside) who is looking for simple and good food - and that is often not so easy to find.
Despite the fact that the restaurant with the three floors is really huge in the meantime, we recommend you to reserve in the evening in any case and order the paella right away!
Address: An der Staufenmauer 14, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 - 24:00, Monday: Closed (rest day), the kitchen is open from 12:00 - 23:00 hrs
More information can be found at: http://cc-gallego.de/