The brothers Hector and Francisco López took over the generational change of the Restaurante España, left by their father and with an accredited traditional Lugo cuisine. However, they have made a measured renovation that combines the orthodox inheritance with the “aggiornamento” of a rural pantry. The change in style coincided with a reform in the equipment of the restaurant, which brought an air of modernity to a place that has more than half a century. Moreover, the new period involves projects committed to quality, such as raising cattle, whose meat allows producing up to 10 different dishes of the menu. Since 2014 it has the Q Mark for Tourist Quality, as well as appearing as recommended restaurant by the Michelin Guide and one ‘Sol’ from the Repsol Guide. The chef Hector Lopez is part of the ‘Nove’ Group, which brings together chefs who promote the modernization and renovation of Galician cuisine.
The gastronomic offer has a significant proportion of Galician dishes including materials of certified Galician origin (Designations of Origin, Galician Protected Geographical Indications, and Galicia Calidade, Rías Baixas, or other equivalent certifications).
Next to the Roman Wall, World Heritage. This description as brief as simple clearly allows the customer of this restaurant to glimpse what has right there as circumstantial neighbour: history, lots of history, which nearly lost when more than a hundred years ago some local active forces thought that those 2,266 meters of wall prevented the development of the city. Today like yesterday it is still very pleasant to penetrate this historic centre looking for an open space as charming as the España Square, with many possibilities to meet any pilgrim who follows the Primitive Way to Santiago, the oldest of all existing, that crosses Lugo from end to end.