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Review of Tia Brigida

Tia Brigida
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden in a side street this little restaurant is a gem. Service is super friendly and speaks English, tries everything to make you comfortable. Tortilla and crocetas for the kids came in large quantities and were good. Empenada was great, as fried mussels and scallops. Must try!

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were lucky to try this restaurant based on its Tripadvisor reviews. Two brothers work there and one has perfect English who looked after us so well on our three visits there this week. The food was exquisite. Our waiter/head chef/ owner made a few recommendations that hadn't made the menu card yet that were fantastic. The wine was delicious. Service excellent. Hoping to squeeze in one more visit before our holiday ends.
If you visit one restaurant in Cangas make it this one.

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Thanks, hope to see you again soon. It is fantastic to receive you between us.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Showed up early for lunch and stayed for a couple hours; lunch, dessert drinks, coffee - Alfonso and his crew took great care of us; quiet spot, great food and service - upstairs dining and a few tables on the street - homemade food and desserts - a block off the water front - wish they made spots like this where I'm from :/

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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent
Food also
Price good
We will come back
El servicio excelente
La comida también
El precio adecuado
Seguro que volvemos

Thank Mariquilla A
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Reviewed 9 February 2009

Talented young chef Alfonso Moldes and his family have created a nearly perfect restaurant in Tia Brigida. Situated in the old seaside village of Cangas, across the picturesque harbor from Vigo, this restaurant specializes in contemporary interpretations of traditional seafood dishes. Serving some of the most satisfying food in Galicia, Chef Moldes cooks with his heart as well as his head.

Based on the 7+ meals I’ve eaten there, I recommend starting out with the sumptuous octopus salad, laid out on sliced pear tomatoes and topped with feta, rosemary, paprika and vinaigrette dressing. For a main course, I like the hearty Haddock casserole – based on an old family recipe – which includes prawns, clams, mussels, asparagus, and peas. Other my main course favorites include the grilled Galician sea bass or the “King” seafood rice casserole that combines King scallops, King prawns, crawfish, mussels, clams with seaweed, garlic, and saffron in a special caldo. I wouldn’t leave Tia Brigida without trying its acclaimed Devil’s food cake, crafted with dark Belgium chocolate, heavy whipped cream, and Earl Grey tea. Other dessert creations from Mr. Moldes’ kitchen range from a perfect Spanish flan to delicious rum raisin apple pie to warm ginger cookies (with bits of real ginger).

Mirroring this synthesis of old and new, the restaurant is located in a modernized Galician stone house, once the long-time home of a neighbor figure named Aunt Bridget. The ambience is clean, contemporary and tasteful. A modern upper structure rises out of ancient Galician stonewalls. Large windowpanes let the sunlight cascade through a glass floor to help illuminate the lower levels. The cozy, street-level bar serves good regional beers and Albariño wines, along with house-made seafood empanadas.

The Moldes family certainly knows fish: one brother is a fisherman, the sister works at the local fish market and the mom is the shrewd, demanding buyer of anything that swims. Committed to a great dining experience, another brother oversees the service at the restaurant, ensuring that the staff is both professional and friendly. This place truly is a family affair.

Opened in the winter of 2008, this restaurant has quickly become a local foodie favorite, so make reservations in advance. Prices are moderate. For me, Tia Brigida is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family at a relaxed pace. Visiting Galicia, from San Francisco, over many meals, I feel at home in this special restaurant.

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