Pulpo «á illa», Casa Checho…

» Gastronomy on the Ons Island

The great dishes of Galician cuisine were never made by the nobility or by the intellectuals. They were made by farmers, sailors and housewives. If there is a place in Galicia where this survives in a more authentic and traditional way, it is, without a doubt, on the Ons Island. Here, the people have been taking advantage of the extraordinary raw materials offered by the land and the sea and the gastronomy has become one of its tourist attractions. It is the perfect destination for lovers of the most traditional and authentic cuisine
Popular wisdom has allowed local products to continue to predominate, cooked with simple recipes so that everything tastes just as it is. But simplicity does not prevent ingenuity from being evident in most dishes.

The star dish is octopus, prepared in caldeirada or “á feira”. However, you can also taste other first-class fresh seafoods as a result of artisanal fishing and the tradition of this island, such as sea bass, clams, razor clams or scallops. The unmistakable flavor of its dishes will delight any palate.

In addition, the traveler will be surprised by the quality of its wines, especially the white wines like Rías Baixas or Ribeiro Designations of Origin; its desserts, made in an artisanal way and its impressive views of the sea.

In order to fully appreciate and discover the cuisine of this area, embarking on a culinary trip through history and tradition, the Island has a restaurant where the most representative dishes are prepared. “Casa Checho” is a family establishment where quality is higher than price.
Fresh fish and shellfish are its speciality; simple and traditional recipes are its seal. The caldeirada de pulpo and the variegated scallop corn pie are its most popular dishes.

Contact information: Curro 10 Aptdo. 36930. Telephone number: (+34) 986 687 698

» Casa Checho

» Pulpo «á illa»

Fishing has always been the most important activity for the islanders, and it has become their main seal. Octopus, which is caught using old fishing methods, is the main ingredient in its cuisine, delighting all those who travel to Ons Island to taste this unique and unparalleled dish.
Among the different preparations, the most traditional one is the caldeirada. This recipe merges two traditional ingredients from the island: octopus and potatoes, dressed with a sauce made with oil, onion, garlic and paprika.



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IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE CÍES ISLANDS OR THE ONS ISLAND FROM MAY 15 (EXCEPT CAMPERS), before buying the ticket, you must obtain the authorization requested by La Xunta de Galicia, in which they will provide you with the pre code -reserve (necessary to acquire the boat ticket).