Casa Celia was born from the stoic optimism of Celia and Manolo, who boldly opened a small tavern in 1938, in the very midst of the Spanish Civil War. They immediately built a loyal clientele of old school ‘foodies’, who loved Casa Celia’s wines, its ‘callos’ (tripe, sausage and chickpea stew), delicious roasted meats and satisfying ‘café de pota casero’ (traditional Galician pot brewed coffee).
Celia and Manolo handed over Casa Celia’s reins to their daughter MariCarmen, who over the last four decades has transformed what started as a humble eating-house into a flourishing restaurant catering to more than 200 diners. She continues to tirelessly maintain the rich tradition and legacy inherited from her parents, serving the very best of Galician home cooking and offering warm service that is meticulous down to the smallest detail.
And the reason why Casa Celia remains a benchmark restaurant after more than 70 years is hardly a secret… it simply continues to remain faithful to local market cuisine, taking advantage of the highest quality ingredients of which, the undisputed protagonists are fresh, local Galician products. And of course, expertly selecting the perfectly paired drop from the extensive wine list to wash down each delicious dish helps as well.
Casa Celia is where the demanding palate quickly becomes a satisfied palate.