Where to eat suckling pig in Segovia meson de candido

Spanish people from all over Spain travel to Segovia, sometimes on a day trip, to try this delicacy. If you are wondering where to eat the best cochinillo or suckling pig in Segovia we will share with you the places we have been to and loved.

Where to eat suckling pig in Segovia? The best cochinillo restaurants

The best cochinillo in Segovia and typical experience: Mesón de Cándido

Located right by the Aqueduct, Mesón de Cándido is the most famous restaurant in Segovia.  Most Spaniards know about it as it is an institution to eat cochinillo or suckling pig.

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The best cochinillo in Segovia. Suckling pig in Meson de Candido

From the moment you cross the door you will be transported to medieval Spain. The Cándido family inaugurated the restaurant in 1905 and it has, since then, passed from generation to generation.

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The cochinillo ceremony in Meson de Candido

They also perform the suckling piglet ceremony to prove how tender it is. The chef, maitre or, if you are lucky, Cándido himself, will cut the suckling piglet with a plate to prove its tenderness. Then, to celebrate it, he will break the plate throwing it to the floor. A very peculiar way to prove you are having the best cochinillo in Segovia!

The best cochinillo in Segovia
The best cochinillo in Segovia. Suckling pig in Meson de Candido

By all means, having the best cochinillo in town in Casa Candido is one of the best culinary experiences in Spain. Celebrities and royalty will welcome you from their pictures on the walls as everyone must pay Cándido a visit at least once in their lives.

While their prices are not for every budget, they are not too expensive. Cochinillo costs 27€ per person.

If eating a sucking piglet is a bit much for you, the roasted lamb is also delicious and you can also check this post with the most famous foods from Segovia if you need inspiration.

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The authentic old fashion restaurant away from the tourists for the best cochinillo or suckling pig: Taberna López

Hidden away from the most touristic area of Segovia you will find Taberna López, a tavern inaugurated in 1984 serving homemade seasonal traditional Segovian foods.

The decoration is an excellent representation of inner Castile and remains how it was. You will immediately feel transported to the Spain of Velazquez and Cervantes.

The best cochinillo or suckling pig in Segovia
The best cochinillo in Segovia. Suckling pig in Taberna López

The place, covered in dark wood almost entirely, resembles an inn and will make you feel like you are a pilgrim looking for shelter and food on a snowy day.

You will get an excellent service (probably in Spanish though, but remember if you are here is to fully experience like a local), top quality meats and some bizarre traditions. The day we visited we were offered one of the piglet’s ears to have a bite of it. Having the best cochinillo in Segovia can be such a weird experience!

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