The culinary delights of Jaca !!!

I have come to this town several times as always falling in my road warrior routes between France and Spain. Many memorable family eating places here that have become very nostalgic for me. I like to update this older post and take you back north to the wonderful town of Jaca, Province of Huesca in the Autonomous Region of  Aragon, Kingdom of Spain. One of the best kept off the beaten path towns of my dear Spain.

Well, one of the fun part of visiting a town is to try the local specialties and as we are renown foodies this is heavens, We like the food choices here and we did well a feast for my nostalgic memories of my beloved Spain. Let met tell you a bit more on two memorable spots in Jaca.

We did our walking in the town and came upon a nice busy restaurant overlooking the Cathedral so we sat in to eat lol! This is Casa Fau, Plaza Catedral 3, Ideally located in front of the magnificent portico of the Cathedral. The tapas are really excellent, we prefer the tapas and raciones to share, and the Enate Crianza red wine excellent! The reception is correct and fast service.  An unbeatable situation in front of the Cathedral of Jaca, terrace under the stone arcades, a bar full of tapas and skewers … Casa Fau is a classic in the world of tapas.  You  have a loyal clientele eager to try these delicacies in one of the most emblematic spots of the city. My oldest son entering the resto below!



We had our lunch right across it while seeing the world go by at Plaza de la Catedral in Casa Fau, very nice folks , fast service, good food. We will be back! There is no web for it but a Facebook page on them with more pictures :



We really had seen the bakery before and opted to come here for the dessert and what a great decision that was, and continues. After much wandering to the side streets having cheese breads from the local bakeries and did went shopping for sweets to take home at Confiteria/Pasteleria Etcheto , right next to Casa Fau. My fam entering the place below!!


Pasteleria Etcheto , Plaza Catedral 5.  The confectionery Echeto is one that you can come all your life and to enter it is to go back in the past. Everything was delicious, but in particular the ice creams (homemade) and especially the chocolate ice cream are very good. La Pastelería Echeto, is one of the great  confectioneries, famous for all the great traditional sweets of Jaca, such as the Besos (kisses) , the coronettes (crowns) and the bows of Santa Orosia. If you come to Jaca to visit , do not forget to visit this bakery. It’s really is a must. Enjoy it ,webpage :


For references:

The city of Jaca on its heritage :

The Huesca province tourist office on Jaca

The Aragon region tourist office on Jaca

There you go folks, a short but memorable eating places that we shall return one day hopefully, and enjoy them again, recommended in off the beaten path Jaca, in the valley just before reaching the Pyrénées on your way to France.  There are the sweets as my dear late wife Martine adores them. We had a great one two combination right next to each other in beautiful Jaca. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

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