Logroño is the capital of La Rioja. It counts with a little bit more than 150 thousand inhabitants and is a go-to for those pilgrims that would like to go through the Camino de Santiago. And, if wine is Law here, pinchos are religion and on the famous Calle del Laurel we will find the Promised Land.
Located in the main historical center of the city, a few steps from the centric Plaza de Espolon, the pinchos zone, known as La Laurel, is composed by the street of the same name and its surrounding streets Albornoz, San Agustín and Travesía del Laurel. Sometimes, the neighboring San Juan is included, but the main nucleus is composed of the first four, which conglomerate more than 60 bars on barely 200 meters. It’s popularly known as Senda de los Elefantes (Elephant’s pathway), because if you visit too many locations, you may end up Trompa y a cuatro patas (drunk and on all fours)
Here, bars and restaurants are located door to door, each one with its specialty, and the gastronomical offer is infinite. We can find from lifelong taverns that offer just one pincho, based on the quality of the product and the good craftsmanship that brings the experience, to more avant-garde premises with endless bars that in no way have to envy those of San Sebastián.
It’s the most lively and fun area of the riojan capital, the authentic epicenter of its social life, where kids and older people can enjoy and let themselves go by the mix of odors, colors and flavors that meet there at any time of the year.
We invite you to join into this succulent gastronomical scavenger hunt throughout its indispensable pinchos. Given the impressive offer, it’s clear that they can’t all be included, but all included are impressive. So, cheers and suit yourself!