Andorra Food and Drink
Food in Andorra
Andorra due to its location has food influences from both France and Spain and in particular Catalan specialities.
There are some stunning restaurants in all resorts and whether you are looking for local dishes or curries and other international food you won’t be disappointed.
Some of the local dishes that you might want to try include :
- Pa Amb Tomaquet – bread rubbed with garlic and tomato sprinkled with olive oil and a little pinch of salt. This is served in most restaurants and often accompanies your meal.
- Trinxat – this is a little like our bubble and squeak, small fried patties that contain cabbage and potato and small pieces of gammon.
- Xai – roast lamb dish
- Escudella – a rich stew made with chicken, sausages, vegetables and lentils
- Cargols – snails which are very popular and often served with garlic mayonnaise and olive oil and salt.
- Sausages and Cured Hams – these are found everywhere and other little tapas specialities
- Crema Catalana or Crema Andorrana – custard like dessert either burnt sugar on top or whipped cream.
If going local is not your thing then there is a vast selection of restaurants in the resorts including Argentinian steak houses, Tex-Mex, Chinese, Indian and hamburger and pizza places.
The restaurants are very family friendly too and if you find a favourite then it is often advisable to reserve a table for later during the week as most are fairly small in size.
Drink in Andorra
There is a local speciality drink called Granizado which is made with fruit juice and sometimes coffee and crushed with ice.
Catalan brandy is also very popular and aniseed drinks from France such as Anis Clear and a wine based aperitif called Byrrh.
Typical beers such as Damm from Barcelona and San Miquel are the main ones served in bars and Andorra even has its own wines, although the wine cantinas are full of delicious French and Spanish wines.